Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it. - Maimonides
With the opening of the Yad Vashem (Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem) exhibit in 2005, there was an historically incorrect placard erected in the "Hall of Shame", There was a international outcry to remove these troubling remarks. PTWF was asked to intercede to attempt to resolve this obstacles, which has plagued Jewish Catholic relations for the past 47 years.
On July 1, 2012, after six years of work to identify and post on line over 76000 pages of documents, news articles, official published works and including eye witness interviews, Yad Vashem revised their controversial placard to reflect a more accurate and balanced view. PTWF has applauded this move towards historical accuracy that Yad Vashem has taken.
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Letter of acknowledgment and gratitude from Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, for our initiative to digitize the Acts and Documents of the Holy See during the Second World War and the Acts of the Holy See 1909-1961. Card-Bertone-Thankyou.pdf
Below is the new placard (L) placed July 1, 2012 to next to the old placard (R)
In an attempt to add clarity to the Pius XII controversy, PTWF sponsored an intense yearlong workshop at La Sorbonne in Paris. This event was hugely successful since the defenders of this papacy where able to confront the critics in a scholarly and scientific environment. The chair of this historic study was Professor Eduard Husson former Vice Chancellor of La Sorbonne and current Dean of ESCP Europe. The workshop concluded with a 2 day symposium November 2012 pictured below.
Further reference material.
Opening remarks of the PTWF Symposium on the documentation
discovered on the papacy of Pope Pius XII
Gary Krupp reveals PTWF findings on Pope Pius XII to 70 Rabbinic students in Yeshiva University in New York September 12, 2009
Gary Krupp remarks to Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Pius documents March 2011
Pope Benedict XVI responds to Pave the Way Foundation
March 2014 Gary Krupp Interview on World Over Live
- Remarks of Pope Benedict XVI to Pave the Way Foundation
- International coverage of the symposium on the internet
- 76,000 pages of orginal documents, eye witness videos, study sessions and news articles (FORM)
- Gary Krupp interview on EWTN on the research of Pope Pius XII
- San Benedetto, One of the Roman Churches that saved Jews during WWII (video from Zenit)
- Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli visits Long Island at Inisfada in 1938.
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