Sunday, July 27, 2014

ADSS 10.250 Admiral Horthy to Pope Pius XII

The next set of posts allow us to follow the unfolding of the Holocaust in Hungary as seen from the perspective of the Holy See.  Throughout all the documents there is no evidence that the pope was not fully appraised of the situation and, given the information he had received since the middle of 1941, that he had as clear a picture as possible of the fate of "the deported".   

10.250 Regent Admiral Horthy to Pope Pius XII

Reference: Telegram 16 (AES 4205/44)

Location and date: Budapest, 01.07.1944 @ 15.30; (Arrived Rome 02.07.1944 @ 12.49)

Summary statement: Horthy will do everything possible to meet the desires of the Pope.

Language: French

Text:

I have just received the Your Holiness’ message and I wish to assure Your Holiness with the most profound understanding and appreciation to be sure that I am doing everything within my power to enforce Christian and humanitarian principles.  I beg Your Holiness to kindly keep in your prayer the people of Hungary in their hour of great trial.

Notes:

(1) See ADSS 10.243.

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