Friday, July 11, 2014
ADSS 10.124 Filippo Bernardini (Switzerland) to Cardinal Maglione
ADSS 10.124 Filippo Bernardini to Cardinal Maglione
Reference: Telegram 232 (AES 1879/44)
Location and date: Berne, Switzerland, 30.03.1944; received in Rome 31.03.1944
Summary statement: Request intervention for the Jews of Hungary who are in “grave danger”.
Text: The Apostolic Delegate in Turkey (1) wrote in communication number 154. Grand Rabbi (?) Herzog (2) by way of Jerusalem with ardent supplication pleading (?) the goodness (?) the Holy Father will again intervene for the salvation of the Jews in Hungary, who are in grave danger. (3)
(1) Angelo Roncalli
(2) See ADSS 10.80
(3) See ADSS 10.133. On the 23.03.1944 (telegram with no number) the Delegate to Cairo, Arthur Hughes, had reported to Roncalli asking him to approach Chaim Barlas, the Istanbul based representative for Jewish Agency of Palestine, on behalf of the Chief Rabbi “regarding certain category Jewish refugees in particular danger”.