Holy Silence

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About The Film

The Catholic Church’s response to the Holocaust is re-examined through historic footage, rare documents and contemporary interviews. Pope Pius XI was unequivocal in denouncing the anti-Semitism taking hold in 1938 Germany. His successor, however, adopted a starkly different position during wartime. 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 and intervene on behalf of Europe’s Jews? As the Vatican prepares to unseal its WWII archives in March 2020, this timely, first-of-its-kind exposé examines all sides of a hotly debated topic, revealing a damning failure of moral authority.

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Running Time 
72 minutes
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Year 
2020
Premiere 
Atlanta Premiere