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Holocaust Survivors Saved By Pius XII Tell Their Story

Aleteia - published on 01/28/15

Learn the hidden reason why Hitler hated the Venerable Pope

During the Holocaust wrought by Nazi Germany, an estimated six million European Jews and almost as many other victims were killed by the Nazis.

During this dark hour, Venerable Pope Pius XII proved himself to be an untiring foe against the Nazis, determined to save as many Jewish lives as he could. Yet today Pius XII has received little credit, despite the fact of having saved the lives of at least 8,000 Jews, protecting them inside the Vatican.

In this video, watch Roman Jews tell their story of being rescued from the Holocaust by Venerable Pope Pius XII and the Roman Catholic Church.

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