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 erected in the "Hall of Shame", There was a international outcry  to remove these troubling remarks. PTWF was asked to intercede to attempt to resolve this obstacles, which has plagued Jewish Catholic relations for the past 47 years.

On July 1, 2012, after six years of work to identify and post on  line over 76000 pages of documents, news articles, official published works and including eye witness interviews, Yad Vashem revised their controversial placard to reflect a more accurate and balanced view.  PTWF has applauded this move towards historical accuracy that Yad Vashem  has taken.


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

PTWF has privately undertaken an extensive investigation of this historical period. We have conducted in depth interviews. We believe that our work help to eventually will result in eliminating one of the greatest obstacles in religious unity.  We also suggest that you  search the Palestine Post archives for some revealing articles and the archives of the New York Times.

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

Please note that when you register on the right to enter the archive page, you will be emailed a link (called 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.


Letter of acknowledgment and gratitude from Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, for our 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 add 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 where able to confront the critics in a scholarly and scientific 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 University of California, of those of other faiths who acted to save Jewish lives during the dark days of World War II 

Gary and Meredith Krupp interviewed in 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 



Below is the new placard (L) placed July 1, 2012 to next to the old placard (R) 





Further reference material.



Opening remarks of the PTWF Symposium on the documentation
discovered on the papacy of Pope Pius XII


Gary Krupp remarks to Pope Benedict XVI


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Pope Benedict XVI responds to Pave the Way Foundation



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"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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