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"Holy Silence" Documents Vatican's Role in the Holocaust #holocaust #announcements


Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The documentary, “Holy Silence” provides some answers as whether the Catholic Church could have done more to save Jews during the Holocaust. The documentary reveals actions and inactions leading up to and during World War ll.  The film is being shown free of charge from August 15-22 sponsored by the Jewish Film Institute and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. You need to register -see below for the link.

 

Producer-director Steven Pressman working on another film heard about the Vatican and the Holocaust from some who work at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  Mr. Pressman focused a lot of his research on American figures who tried to influence the Vatican’s response to Nazi policies toward Jews as Hitler role to power. He also interviewed historians on American figures who tried to influence the Vatican’s response to Nazi policies toward Jews as Hitler rose to power.

 

The documentary not only addresses the silence of Pius Xll (pope from 2 March 1939 to 1958) but also discusses his predecessor, Pius XI, who was on the verge  of issuing a papal encyclical that would have denounced Hitler and antisemitism.  There were others in the Catholic Church who were willing to stand up to Hitler.  Pressman told the Jewish Journal, “Pius XII, for his part, insisted that silence was the better path and that speaking out would have endangered even more Jewish lives. I think that has proven to be a very difficult argument to sustain, whether we’re talking about the world as it existed 80 years ago or so many of the social injustice issues that exist today.”


To register to watch the film go to: https://boxoffice.jfi.org/websales/pages/info.aspx

 

To read more see: https://jewishjournal.com/culture/arts/320367/holy-silence-documents-the-vaticans-role-in-the-holocaust/

 

There is also a Zoom panel discussion on August 20 at 5:30 PM PST co-hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 


Mark Shernicoff
 

The link to see the movie doesn't seem to be working.  I registered as requested and then clicked on Click to Watch and a still picture comes up with no way to view the movie.


Teewinot
 

Try using a different browser.

Jeri Friedman


On 8/16/2020 10:08 AM, Mark Shernicoff wrote:
The link to see the movie doesn't seem to be working.?? I registered as
requested and then clicked on Click to Watch and a still picture comes
up with no way to view the movie.
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DsL@...
 

I'm logged and link to register for the film is not working. Error msg:
This link is currently down. Please try again later.


JUROVSKY,Catherine
 

same here link is not working and I tried a couple of times


Mordechai Perlman
 

On Sat, Aug 15, 2020 at 08:38 AM, Jan Meisels Allen wrote:
https://boxoffice.jfi.org/websales/pages/info.aspx
The above link that we are supposed to use to register to watch the film does not work. I consistently get the error message: This link is currently down. Please try again later.


Sherri Bobish
 


I also had trouble with the link to register for Holy Silence.
I used this link today, and it worked:
https://www.ushmm.org/online-calendar/event/vemaholysilnc08

Regards,

Sherri Bobish


H Gershon
 

On Sat, Aug 15, 2020 at 08:38 AM, Jan Meisels Allen wrote:
 I was able to view the film by first clicking on the link for the article.  The register button is at the end of the article. I then had to make an account to 'purchase' the free ticket.

h gershon

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Louis777@...
 

Thank you for the reference.  I just watched the film.  It is a brilliant, thought provoking, sometimes heart-wrenching, documentary that makes you think deeply and wonder at the same time.
I would call it is masterpiece.


Ed Vogel
 

I tried using Safari, Chrome and Firefox, all on my iPhone SE.  The same problem occurred with all.  I will try with my PC shortly. 


Jan Meisels Allen
 

If you go through the Jewish Journal link to Holy Silence it works. I was the original poster and posted before I tried the direct link, but was able to watch the film going through the JJ link without a problem. You do have to do the free register click all the necessary buttons- its free and it takes you to the Jewish Film Institute order form then click to watch.  Remember it is only available to August 22 and there is a Zoom Panel Discussion 8/20 at 5:30pm PST co-hosted by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM).  I have no affiliation with the video but it well worth the machinations to get to see it.


Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson,. IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


viferra@...
 

We watched this excellent documentary yesterday.  I used the link at the bottom of the article in the Jewish Journal to register
https://jewishjournal.com/culture/arts/320367/holy-silence-documents-the-vaticans-role-in-the-holocaust/

Shortly thereafter I received an e-mail with a link to watch.

We were very frustrated at first because the sound through both my laptop and the TV connection was very muted.  It was impossible to hear anything.  Only when we connected external speakers to my computer did the sound become audible.  

Hope this helps for anyone still trying to view the film.

Vicky Furstenberg Ferraresi
Belmont, CA

 


Jeff at SG
 

We were very frustrated at first because the sound through both my laptop and the TV connection was very muted.  It was impossible to hear anything.  Only when we connected external speakers to my computer did the sound become audible.  
We watched it too. Excellent documentary. The only sound problem we encountered was a slight timing dtiscrepancy between the sound and the image. Not much, 1 second or so, perhaps because of the difference in wifi download speeds.
Highly recommend watching while it is still available. Very illuminating on multiple aspects including Pius XI of whom I knew little, Pacelli's consistent behaviour both before and after becoming Pius XII, and several other important but far less known individuals who played important roles. 

Jeff Malka
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Sherri Bobish
 


Vicky,

The documentary was excellent.  I agree with you that the sound was very low.  I had to use my headphones to be able to hear it.

Regards,

Sherri Bobish