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American Academy in Rome: The Pope at War

May 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm CEST

Patricia H. Labalme Friends of the Library Lecture (in person and Zoom)
The Pope at War
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 – 6:00pm CET
Villa Aurelia
Largo di Porta S. Pancrazio, 1
Rome, Italy 00153

A Friends of the Library Lecture on the topic of a new book, The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler by the historian David Kertzer (2000 Resident), will take place at the Academy with the author. Also speaking are Ruth Ben-Ghiat (2022 Resident), Lutz Klinkhammer (German Historical Institute in Rome), Simon Levis Sullam (University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari), and Marla Stone, Andrew W. Mellon Humanities Professor (1996 Fellow).

Based on newly opened Vatican archives, The Pope at War is a riveting book about Pope Pius XII and his actions during World War II, including how he responded to the Holocaust. Kertzer is the Paul Dupee Jr. University Professor of Social Science and a professor of anthropology and Italian studies at Brown University, where he served as provost from 2006 to 2011. He is the author of twelve books, including The Pope and Mussolini (2014), winner of a Pulitzer Prize.

The Patricia H. Labalme Friends of the Library Lecture, to be presented in person at the Academy as well as on Zoom, is free and open to the public. Please RSVP using this form to attend in person: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc58MuDfmIn59g-eO_i3Ho2sffWiifeRYlnDCbtq17TU_QxBA/viewform

To watch on Zoom, please register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The Friends of the Library supports the Academy’s Arthur & Janet C. Ross Library through annual dues and special initiatives. The group also helps to raise awareness of the Library’s resources through regular programs. Join online today!


May 10, 2022
6:00 pm CEST
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