Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Vatican and the Holocaust

This news item was emailed to me this morning.  I won't comment until I learn more about the content of Gary Krupp's presentation.  However, there are a number of concerns I have with the announcement.  Just what does "The illumination of Gary Krupp's perspective" mean?  Is the National Press Club unaware of the historians involved in the study of Pius XII?  Do they know nothing of the published material that has been available for years?

The final worrying thought comes from the line: "will speak about the Vatican, the Holocaust, and whether Pope Pius Xll was Hitler's Pope or actually a Jewish savior".  Having read more than a few of Pave The Way's claims, I am worried about what the presentation will deliver to a lay audience.

The Vatican and the Holocaust


WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

The National Press Club Events Committee will present the second program of its series on the role of religion in the press on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m.

Gary Krupp, founder of the Pave the Way Foundation, also known to the world as one of the only Jews to be Knighted by two Popes for his work in improving nonsectarian relations between the faiths, will speak about the Vatican, the Holocaust, and whether Pope Pius Xll was Hitler's Pope or actually a Jewish savior.


The illumination of Krupp's perspective will help reporters in their own coverage of the Vatican and stories regarding the Papacy. Krupp will help reporters understand the background of the topic in order to help them expand current coverage.


The program will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday January 12 in the conference rooms at the National Press Club.


Please RSVP by January 11 at reservations@press.org. Reservations can also be made at www.press.org.


The event is free for NPC members. Non-members must pay $5 in advance or $10 at the door.


The National Press Club is located at 14th and F Streets, NW, one block west of Metro Center. For more information about the Club and its programs go to press.org.


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