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 new 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.
In furtherance of the mission of PTWF, we are attempting to remove obstacles between the religions. Mindful of this, we have initiated the independent investigation of the Papacy of Pope Pius XII. This time in history has been a source of friction between the Jews and Catholics.
PTWF has privately undertaken an extensive investigation of this historical period. We have conducted in depth interviews. We believe that our work help to eventually will result in eliminating one of the greatest obstacles in religious unity. We also suggest that you search the Palestine Post archives for some revealing articles and the archives of the New York Times.
Our data is organized as follows:
The complete collection of over 76,000 pages of documents, newspaper articles, video testimonies, and important articles, relative to the papacy of Pope Pius XII, is on our restricted page, which requires registration at no charge.
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
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.
Gary and Meredith Krupp interviewed in by Shannon Joy December 4, 2013
Below is the new placard (L) placed July 1, 2012 to next to the old placard (R)
Further reference material.
Opening remarks of the PTWF Symposium on the documentation
discovered on the papacy of Pope Pius XII
Gary Krupp remarks to Pope Benedict XVI
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Pope Benedict XVI responds to Pave the Way Foundation
- Remarks of Pope Benedict XVI to Pave the Way Foundation
- International coverage of the symposium on the internet
- 76,000 pages of original documents, eye witness videos, study sessions and news articles (FORM)
- Is Pope Pius XII a Righteous Gentile or Hitler's Pope? Watch this narrated Power Point then you decide
- Gary Krupp interview on EWTN on the research of Pope Pius XII
- Rome Reports interviews from our symposium
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