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The Pius XII Archives and the Jews

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Published on Monday, May 03, 2021Monday, May 03, 2021 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

This panel features scholars of Catholic-Jewish history who will share their initial research findings about the documents concerning Jews carried out in these newly-opened Vatican archives, with a focus both on the role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and also on the Holy See's attitude toward the establishment of the State of Israel. Each panelist will share some of their research from the archives, and will be in dialogue with one another about their findings, and then will address questions from the audience.

Announcement

Abstract

On March 4, 2019, Pope Francis announced the opening of the Pius XII archives, and on March 2, 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, the archives were finally opened - after decades of scholarly curiosity about what they contained.  These archives, which contain materials from Eugenio Pacelli’s pontificate from 1939-1958, are of particular interest to those who study the history of the Holocaust and the founding of the State of Israel, and the Catholic Church’s involvement in both.

This panel features scholars of Catholic-Jewish history who will share their initial research findings about the documents concerning Jews carried out in these newly-opened Vatican archives, with a focus both on the role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and also on the Holy See's attitude toward the establishment of the State of Israel.  Each panelist will share some of their research from the archives, and will be in dialogue with one another about their findings, and then will address questions from the audience.  

Speakers

Panel featuring

  • David Kertzer (Brown University),
  • Maria Chiara Rioli (Ca’ Foscari and Fordham University),
  • Nina Valbousquet (Ecole Française de Rome)

moderated by David Gibson (Fordham University) and Magda Teter (Fordham University).

Registration

Please register at this link 

Organisation

This event is co-hosted between Fordham University’s Center for Jewish Studies in New York and Ca’ Foscari University’s Department of Asian and North African Studies. The event is part of the REL-NET project (Entangled Interfaith Identities and Relations from the Mediterranean to the United States). REL-NET has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 835758

Subjects

Places

  • New York, America

Date(s)

  • Wednesday, May 05, 2021Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Keywords

  • Pius XII, Jews, archives, Vatican

Contact(s)

  • Maria Chiara Rioli
    courriel : mariachiara [dot] rioli [at] unive [dot] it

Information source

  • Maria Chiara Rioli
    courriel : mariachiara [dot] rioli [at] unive [dot] it

To cite this announcement

« The Pius XII Archives and the Jews », Miscellaneous information, Calenda, Published on Monday, May 03, 2021Monday, May 03, 2021, https://calenda.org/871628

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