*Live Film Discussion*Holy Silence
Friday, November 13, 2 p.m.
Led by Steven Pressman, director of Holy Silence
USA • English/Italian with English subtitles
Director: Steven Pressman
Documentary: 72 minutes
A damning failure of moral authority…
The Catholic Church’s response to the Holocaust is re-examined through historic footage, rare documents and contemporary interviews. Pope Pius XI denounced the anti-Semitism taking hold
in 1938 Germany, but his successor adopted a starkly different position. To this day, the inaction and complicity of Pius XII in dealing with Nazism remains a source of deep controversy. What more, if anything, might the Church have done to stop Hitler’s Final Solution? This timely exposé examines all sides of this hotly debated topic.