The Popes Against the Jews by David I. Kertzer
The Vatican's Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism (Vintage)

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In this meticulously researched, unflinching, and reasoned study, National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer presents shocking revelations about the role played by the Vatican in the development of modern anti-Semitism. Working in long-sealed Vatican archives, Kertzer unearths startling evidence to undermine the Church’s argument that it played no direct role in the spread of modern anti-Semitism. In doing so, he challenges the Vatican’s recent official statement on the subject, We Remember. Kertzer tells an unsettling story that has stirred up controversy around the world and sheds a much-needed light on the past.


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About David I. Kertzer

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David I. Kertzer was born in 1948 in New York City. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1986, he has twice been awarded, in 1985 and 1990, the Marraro Prize from the Society for Italian Historical Studies for the best work on Italian history. He is currently Paul Dupee, Jr. University Professor of Social Science and a professor of anthropology and history at Brown University. He and his family live in Providence.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Vintage. 368 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Travel. Non-fiction

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A careful examination of the role of the Catholic Church in persecution, pogroms, and, eventually, the Holocaust.

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The historian David I. Kertzer finds the Vatican culpable in the development of modern anti-Semitism.

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A number of excellent studies have recently addressed the political and social role of the Catholic Church in Europe during the Holocaust. Along comes a book that explores the church's role in sett

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