Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus of Saint Damien of Molokai Council.
Timely, free showing (big screen TV) of a movie on Pius XII and his aid to the Jews in WWII, coming up October 29 in Rochester.
Based on Vatican documents and personal testimonies used for the beatification of Pope Pius XII, this epic film stars acclaimed actor James Cromwell in a powerful movie about the great, often hidden struggle waged by the Pope and many others with him to save the Jews from the Nazis during WWII.
After the Nazi’s take over Rome in 1943, Hitler’s plan (yes, there was a plan) to kidnap the Pope is revealed as the Nazis make an all-out attempt to silence the one authority figure in Italy standing strong against them. Everything comes together with great intensity in this dramatic story that retraces history from the documents and testimonies of witnesses that was not fully known til now.
Historical events and facts are related in and around the personal story of a fictional Jewish family; a family that illustrates for us the experiences endured by the Jews of Rome in 1943.
Tuesday October 29, 7 P.M., Social Hall of Saint Anne Church, 1600 Mt. Hope Ave, Rochester.
The documentary “A Hand of Peace” on Pius and the Jews during WWII is expected to be shown before the movie, beginning at 6 p.m.
NO RESERVATIONS NECESSARY but you can call 334-5338 for more information.
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