In an exclusive interview in the August 2003 issue of �Inside the Vatican,� Sir Martin Gilbert, the outstanding World War II and Holocaust historian, and Winston Churchill�s official biographer, extolls the actions of World War II Christians, Catholics and Pope Pius XII in rescuing great numbers of Jews during the Holocaust.
Gilbert’s glowing tribute is based on careful analysis of thousands of eye-witness accounts and extensive documentary evidence.
The wide-ranging conversation between Gilbert, who is Jewish, and �Inside the Vatican� contributor William Doino took place in conjunction with the publication of Gilbert’s 72nd book, �The Righteous: The Unsung Heroes of the Holocaust� (Henry Holt: New York, 2003; 529pp.).
Here we present some highlights from the interview (for the complete text, see the current issue of �Inside the Vatican�).