Monday, May 27, 2013

A French historian -- "baptized Jewish children"

A French historian examines a 1946 directive forbidding Catholic authorities from handing over baptized Jewish children to their families after the Holocaust

By REBECCA BENHAMOU May 27, 2013, 5:47 am

Robert and Gerald Finaly, the most notorious case of French baptized Jewish children hidden after World War II.

PARIS — Reopening a scandal that broke in 2004, the new French book “L’Eglise de France et les enfants juifs” (“The French Church and Jewish Children”) is a 10-year investigation into one of the most controversial post-war Catholic Church policies.
The book, which recently hit French bookstores, opens with a October 23, 1946, directive from the French Apostolic Nunciature that author Catherine Poujol found in the Church Archives in 2004 in Issy-les-Moulineaux, a commune in the southwestern area of Paris.  See: Times of Israel

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