Investigating the Papacy of Pope Pius XII

Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it. - Maimonides

With the opening of the new Yad Vashem (Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem) exhibit in 2005, there was an historically incorrect placard placed above a photo of WWII Pope Pius XII in the "Hall of Shame." There was international outcry to remove troubling remarks about the Church's supposed inaction during the Holocaust. PTWF was asked to help resolve this issue, which has plagued Jewish Catholic relations for the past 47 years.

On July 1, 2012, after six years of work to identify and post online 76,000 pages of documents, news articles, official published works, and videotaped, eye witness testimonials from survivors, Yad Vashem revised their controversial placard to reflect a more accurate and balanced view.  PTWF applauds this move towards historical accuracy, which Yad Vashem has clearly taken.


In furtherance of the mission of PTWF, we are attempting to remove obstacles between the religions. Mindful of this, we have initiated an independent investigation of the Papacy of Pope Pius XII. This time in history has been a source of friction between the Jews and Catholics for over 70 years.

PTWF has privately undertaken an extensive investigation of this important and controversial historical period. We believe that our work will eventually result in eliminating one of the greatest obstacles to religious unity between these two groups. We recommendation you search the Palestine Post archives for some revealing articles and the archives of the New York Times.

Our data is organized as follows:

The complete collection of over 76,000 pages of documents, newspaper articles, live video testimonies, and other important information relative to the papacy of Pope Pius XII, is on our restricted page, which requires registration (at no charge.)

Please note: when you register on the right to enter the archive page, you will be emailed a link (called a webpage) along with the username and password. You only need to register once and you are free to use this resource as many times as you wish.


Pope Pius XII document resource website

User name : popepius

password : pave





Sir Martin Gilbert on Pope Pius XII


Msgr Giovanni Ferrofino Worked for Pope Pius XII to Obtain Visas and Transport for Jews Fleeing Europe


Fr Peter Gumpel on The Study of the Papacy and The War Years


PTWF Compilation of Evidence - Pope Pius XII and World War II: The Documented Truth


Bishop Pagano on The Secret Archives


Sr. Margherita Marchione on her Work to Discover the Truth About Pope Pius XII


Professor Ron Rychlak Power Presentation


Jewish Journalist's Interview on his book "The Secret Mission"- Hitler's Plan to Kill Pope Pius XII 


Gary Krupp Addresses The National Press Club


Dr. Robert Adler of No. Carolina University Speaks of How the Vatican Saved his Father by Hiding Him in the Vatican and Arranging his Transport to the Dominican Republic


Video - Interview with Max Ciampoli Friend of Sir Winston Churchill who personally met with Pope Pius XII and who gave him thousands of false baptismal certificates to save Polish children who would have been sent to the extermination camps.


Msgr Giancarlo Centione who saved Jews through the secret underground society of St. Raphael, directly aided by Pope Pius XII


New FIlm on Pope Pius XII Shades of Truth


Letter of acknowledgment and gratitude from Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, for a PTWF initiative to digitize the Acts and Documents of the Holy See during the Second World War and the Acts of the Holy See 1909-1961.   Card-Bertone-Thankyou.pdf


In an attempt to bring clarity to the Pius XII controversy, PTWF sponsored an intense yearlong workshop at La Sorbonne in Paris. This event was hugely successful since the defenders of this papacy were able to confront the critics in a scholarly, educational environment. The chair of this historic study was Professor Eduard Husson, former Vice Chancellor of La Sorbonne and current Dean of ESCP Europe. The workshop concluded with a 2 day symposium November 2012.

Please watch the YouTube video of Sir Martin Gilbert's lecture at the University of California and those of other faiths who acted to save Jewish lives during the dark days of World War II 

Gary and Meredith Krupp interviewed by Shannon Joy December 4, 2013

Gary Krupp and Dr. Frank Oliveri Interviewed at St. John Fisher College August 15, 2014

Shannon Joy Interview in Rochester August 15, 2014

Gary Krupp September 2014 Interview with Konrad Aderer on our book 

PTWF Papal Audience Castel Gandolfo



Below is the new placard, placed July 1, 2012. Below that is the original placard at Yad Vashem





Further reference material and videos.

Opening remarks from the Pave the Way Symposium on the documentation 

discovered regarding the papacy of Pope Pius XII.


Gary Krupp remarks to Pope Benedict XVI.


Pope Pius Documents 3 11


Pope Benedict XVI responds to Pave the Way Foundation.



If you wish to acquire our book of documents, please click here.



"It is with affection that I greet the members of the Pave the Way Foundation and I thank Mr. Krupp for the
kind words which he has addressed to me on your behalf"
Pope John Paul II- January 18, 2005



Jerusalem Medal from the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land


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