Washington, DC—It is ironic that sixty years after the Holocaust – with anti-Semitism virulent among Islamic fundamentalists and growing rapidly among secular Europeans – that the liberal media in the West has tried to blame Pope Pius XII (and even the Catholic Church as a whole) for anti-Semitism. Was Pope Pius XII secretly in league with Adolf Hitler? No, says Rabbi David G. Dalin, author of the revealing new book The Myth of Hitler’s Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews from the Nazis (Regnery, a Human Events sister company). In fact, as Pope Pius XII worked to save Jews from the Nazis, the grand mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, became Hitler’s staunch ally and a promoter of the Holocaust, with a legacy that feeds radical Islam today.
In this shocking and thoroughly documented book, Rabbi Dalin explodes the myth of Hitler’s pope and condemns the myth-makers for not only rewriting history, but also for denying the testimony of Holocaust survivors, hijacking the Holocaust for unseemly political ends, and ignoring the real threat to the Jewish people.
In The Myth of Hitler’s Pope, Rabbi Dalin reveals:
The true history of Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust—how the Catholic Church did more than any other religious body to save thousands of Jewish lives
- The real agenda of the myth-makers such as bestselling authors Garry Wills and John Cornwell: to hijack the Holocaust in order to attack the very idea of the papacy—especially the papacy of the late Pope John Paul II—as well as Christianity and traditional religion as a whole
- How Hitler’s cleric—grand mufti Hajj Amin al-Husseini—advised and assisted the Nazis in carrying out the Final Solution
David G. Dalin, an ordained rabbi, is a professor of history and political science at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida. Rabbi Dalin is the author or co-author of several books, including The Presidents of the United States and the Jews (with Jonathan D. Sarna) and Religion and State in the American Jewish Experience. His articles and reviews have appeared in American Jewish History, Commentary, Conservative Judaism, First Things, the Weekly Standard, and the American Jewish Year Book. He received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, his M.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University, and his Rabbinic Ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
“A courageous, impassioned, and desperately needed book that restores essential balance to the ongoing discussion of one of the most reviled figures in recent religious history.”
—Michael Medved, nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and bestselling author
“This is a stunning book. I wish I had known more of this material years ago.”
—Michael Novak, George Frederick Jewett Chair in Religion and Public Policy, American Enterprise Institute
[This piece is from a press release put out by Regnery Publishing.]