There are concerns raised about Volume 9 of ADSS - Victims of the war January 1943 to December 1943. Padre Benedetto's concern was for the truth to told, without varnish or adornment. The declared intention of the editors of ADSS was to set out a sample of the archival material from the ASV to give as clear a picture as possible of the war time activities of the pope and the Holy See.
However, if Susan Zuccotti is correct in her reading of the material that she has examined, the editors may well have attempted to give as positive "a spin" on the activities of the Holy See as possible, even at the risk of creating a measure of distortion. This is a far cry from creating a falsified history, but it is, nonetheless, a timely reminder of being aware of one's own biases.
I find Zuccotti's reading of the material convincing, if only because Padre Benedetto had nothing to gain by making it clear that he and his rescue operations were in no way dependent on the Vatican, either in manifest support of rescue or in material aid to assist in rescue. This conclusion also sits in continuity with other accounts of Vatican reluctance to become actively involved in the dynamics of rescue for fear of imperilling "Vatican neutrality". Again, this in no way suggests Pius XII did not know what was going on in "his own backyard" but it, once again, is consistent with his pattern of behaviour - quiet, discreet approval for rescue, but without any direct engagement with the Vatican on any level.
Zuccotti's words summarise the situation best - from pages 222-23:
Despite all this, ADSS still remains arguably the best resource we have at the present for our understanding of the actions of Pius XII and the Holy See during the war years. This will remain so until the opening of the archives for Pius sometime in the, hopefully, near future.
The previous post is the Youtube video of Zuccotti's September 2013 presentation on Padre Benedetto at Casa Italiana at NYU.