In Bizarre Bedfellows, I said that:
These apologists have struggled to place so much distance between Hitler and the Pope that they seem oblivious to the fact that both men are now painted in the same primary colours...as the criminal, the conspirator, and the assassin.
Hitler's plot to kill the Pope
Avvenire, the newspaper of the Italian bishops recently published an article headed "More Proof of Hitler's Plan to Kill Pius XII."
The Pope's plot to kill Hitler
Gary Krupp, President of the Pave the Way Foundation, also made a recent statement that the Pope was "named as a co-conspirator in the assassination attempt on Hitler's life of July 20, 1944."
Papal Knight Gary Krupp and his "advisor" Michael Hesemann have been leading the campaign to canonise Pope Pius XII for quite some time but must have met with some frustration as Krupp has now labelled those who disagree with him as "absurd fanatics who manipulate the truth" and who have secret agendas.
Yet when one considers Krupp's posturing language, his disingenuous and downright misleading claims, and most of all his reliance on that purveyor of 'apostles' relics, UFOlogist, Crop Circle chaser and Marian apparition specialist, Michael Hesemann, to discover and translate so-called 'evidence', then a diagnosis of self-deception and self-projection is irresistible. [For more on Michael Hesemann see Bizarre Bedfellows]
Cartloads of documents supposedly exonerating Pope Pius XII are now appearing in rapid succession and are being posted on Krupp's Pave the Way Foundation website. In many cases, however, when the documentation is analysed, their content utterly fails to live up to the trumpeting headlines, or else statements are lifted out of context and customary patterns of behaviour and accepted with a gullibility that is downright ludicrous.
We will illustrate the above point by examining Krupp and Hesemann's claims about SS General Karl Wolff.
to be continued...