It turns out: that's how the Vatican State contributes to the Nazi victory
The Yad Layim appealed to the Vatican to expose the lists of remaining Jewish children hidden in monasteries and raised to Christianity. A few months ago, the news was received: The Vatican agrees to open its archives. Mixed sources claim: diplomatic opening only reveals only the "right" documents
Pope and former president (Photo: Vatican - L'osservatore Romano)
Pope Francis and former State President Shimon Peres, a Vatican. June 20, 2016 (Photo: Vatican - L'osservatore Romano, Walla system! NEWS)
The many monasteries strewn along the length and breadth of Catholic Poland were a lifeline for thousands of Jewish children during the Holocaust. Jewish parents who understood that the decree of extermination was hovering over the heads of their children chose to save them and entrust them to the nuns and monasteries or to Christian families, hoping that they could return and take them at the end of the war. As you know, most of them didn't get it.
At the end of the war, it was Chief Rabbi of Israel at that time, Rabbi Yitzhak Herzog, who took charge of trying to free those children from the monasteries. The experience began at the apex, in the Vatican. Rabbi Herzog met with the Pope and finally embarked on a long journey to locate the children and return to their people and religion. Rabbi Herzog succeeded in extracting hundreds of children from the monasteries, extracting him with many efforts. Not once or twice did the nuns oppose the return of the children on the grounds that they had been baptized into Christianity, or had been given up for adoption by Catholic families and had become very attached to them.More in Walla! NEWS More in Walla! NEWS
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750 unknown children
Decades have passed and the Yad Lay Brothers decided to lift the glove. In 2009, the organization appealed to the Vatican to expose the lists of remaining Jewish children hidden in monasteries and raised to become Christian adults. Lists of names collected by an elderly Jew for decades have shown that at least 750 children are left behind, 750 children taken under Vatican protection and have not been traced since.
A few months ago, the supposedly good news was received: The Vatican agrees to open its archives so that materials on World War II can be read. Citing officials say that this is a diplomatic opening only and that the Vatican only discloses the "right" documents for them.
In recent days, as all world leaders gather in Jerusalem to commemorate the Holocaust, the Yad Lachim organization has repeatedly appealed to the Pope to declare that anyone who knows about a adopted Jewish child or a Jewish person will reveal the truth and allow another person and another family to discover their roots . "The Vatican's silence on the issue when there are Jews who are still cut off from their identity and do not know their identity, prolongs the suffering of our people and serves as a victory for the Nazis," the letter sent to the Pope said. "Every year more and more Holocaust survivors die. Time is not in our favor when we try to achieve justice for those children and their parents. Who died solely because of their Judaism. "
Where are all these kids nowadays? The answer is unclear. We are rarely exposed to stories of Polish adults who suddenly discovered that they were Jewish. One of them, Romwald and Schinkel, did not grow up in a convent, but was adopted for adoption into a Christian family and became a priest. Only at the age of 35 did he discover that he was a Jew, adopted his Jewish name - Jacob Wexler - and chose to return to Judaism and immigrate to Israel.
The past few years have shown that the Vatican has no significant interest in finding the children, and while addressing the pope, the brothers have also turned to other channels. Social networks have already proven themselves in the past to make connections between disconnected people, and this time around too - if the Vatican fails to help - it will be the Facebook from which salvation will come. A Dutch Facebook page has been set up to appeal to those 750 children and is estimated to also have some 3500 descendants to tell them about their family and Judaism.