Monday, December 24, 2007

Wlodimir (Vladimir) Ledochowski's Counter Reformation: An Accounting?

Useful Reading

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The Poles were major victims of the Nazis. Members of the Polish Government in Exile in London and some Polish bishops were often very vocal in their criticism of Pius XII’s role. It has been reported that the Vatican commissioned the Jesuits to prepare a defense of its Polish policy.55 Is this correct and, if so, may we see the report? More generally, the subject of Vatican-Polish relations is an essential element for understanding the role of the Holy See during the Holocaust period and deserves further investigation in the Vatican archives. Is there other pertinent information on this subject in the archives that is not in the volumes, and may we see it?

In assessing the adequacy of the eleven volumes for an understanding of the role of the Vatican during the Holocaust, let us bear in mind that no history of the role of any government in a matter so broad as the Holocaust could be effectively undertaken on the basis of diplomatic exchanges alone – even when supplemented, as the ADSS occasionally are, with notes prepared as aides mémoires or other records. Furthermore, historians need to know what material is not in those volumes. Even without an inventory of the archives of the Holy See, it is plain from the ADSS that important pieces of the historical puzzle are missing from that collection. Some of these are the records of day to day administration of the Church and the Holy See. In addition, there are the numerous internal communications that every administration leaves behind – diaries, memoranda, appointment books, minutes of meetings, draft documents, and so forth that detail the process of how the Vatican arrived at the decisions it made.

Apropos the usefulness of having documents outside the official archives, it would be helpful to have access to the papers (spogli) of such prominent protagonists as Luigi Maglione, Amleto and Gaitano Cicognani, Giovanni Montini, Domenico Tardini, Alfredo Ottaviani, Valerio Valeri, Giuseppe Burzio, Angelo Rotta, Eugene Tisserant, Filippo Bernardini and other Vatican officials of the period. Similarly, it would be useful to have access to the various archives of the Society of Jesus, particularly for the papers of Wlodimir Ledochowski, Robert Leiber, Pietro Tacchi-Venturi, Gustav Gundlach, and Robert Graham.

More than thirty years have passed since the appearance of the first volumes of the wartime Vatican documents. Since that time many if not all of the then-living individuals referred to in those pages have died, removing some of the constraints upon publication that might have existed when the documents were first released. Restrictions which may have been appropriate then, need no longer apply.

We appreciate that even if full access to the archives were granted, this would not necessarily lay to rest all of the questions surrounding the role of the Holy See and the Holocaust. Nevertheless, we believe that this would be a very significant step forward in advancing knowledge of the period and enhancing relations between the Jewish and Catholic communities. Finally, we would like to recall what we said at our first meeting in December 1999: "It seems to us that the search for truth, wherever it may lead, can be best promoted in an environment in which there is full access to archival documentation and other historical evidence. Ultimately, openness is the best policy for a mature and balanced historical assessment."

The Vatican and the Holocaust: A Preliminary Report
Submitted to The Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations
By the International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission

(October 2000)

Where are the papers of Wlodimir (Vladimir) Ledochowski?

The trillions of $$$ being spent upon what may certainly be modern day religious war are but one indication of the tremendously high price of the ignorance fostered by our socially treasonous Jesuit-Masonic oligarchy.

3 comments:

avles said...

Pietro Tacchi-Venturi was the controlling shadow of Mussolini. In:
http://www.italialaica.it/cgi-bin/news/view.pl?id=005728
(Italian lay journal online)
they say that Pietro Tacchi was one of the most eminent Jesuits of those times, great promoter of the (staged - my note) reconciliation between Vatican and Fascist regime , and a such a scholar as regard the intellectual area, that he was imposed (by General Superior?) as controller and supervisor in the editorial office of the Italian Encyclopedia, whose director was Giovanni Gentile from 1925 to 1938. Giovanni Gentile was Minister of Education in the first government of Mussolini and the father of the Riforma Gentile (Gentile Reform) of 1923 of which two important points will surely interest the topics of this blog:

1) Riforma (=reform) Gentile abolished the existence of whatever else kind of school teaching the students in a different language (than the Italian one - German, Slovenian, French).

2) Riforma Gentile imposed the teaching of the Catholic religion as compulsory.

Fascism was not only the first attempt of the return of the Pontifical reign in the peninsula, it was a trigger to start the punishment of the heretics in Germany (I would write more, but time lacks about the subject: "Italian Fascism as a bait to ignite the final Counter Reformation war in Europe (1933 - 1945)". It is a further confirmation of what told by Willinger).

avles said...

....During August 1943 Tacchi Venturi proposed to change the racial laws against Jews (approved by Mussolini in 1938). But to change only the laws against the Jews converted to the Catholicism. During August 1943 the Fascist regime was no more at power having been abolished by the Grandi decision of previous 25 April (Great Fascist committee meeting). So Even if the Fascism was officially dead, Vatican & Jesuits insisted with racial laws, changing only minor points as a 'cosmetique'. Only the armistice of the sequent 8 September would have 'forced' (= the Society decided so as it was impossible to keep racial laws and a formal alliance of the Italian reign with the Western allies) the total abolishment of racial laws.

>>>> lo storico Giovanni Miccoli, «vi è, preesistente e decisiva, l’idea che una legislazione speciale rappresentava un progresso, un passo avanti, rispetto all’egualitarismo giuridico dell’età liberale, e che quelle legislazioni speciali, opportunamente corrette, potevano costituire anch’esse una tappa per cancellare i disordini creati da una concezione falsa e pericolosa di libertà e di uguaglianza.» [Giovanni Miccoli, I dilemmi e i silenzi di Pio XII. Vaticano, Seconda guerra mondiale e Shoah, Milano, Rizzoli, 2000, tondo mio].

>>> what says Miccoli in his book "Doubts and silences of PIous XII. Vatican, WWII and Shoah"? The same I read here from Douglas posts: "..there's a previous decisively idea that the SPECIAL laws (=fascist racial ones for examples) were a PROGRESS respect the old juridical equity of the liberal ages and that those SPECIAL laws could have represented also a mean to correct the disorders created by a false concept of freedom and justice...".
Wladimir Ledochowsky 100% confirmed. Italian Fascism was another Vatican assassin tool.

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