Popes and Jews A recently published book details decades of acts by Italians directed against Jews. The Popes Against the Jews: The Vatican's Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism, by David Kertzer, includes such acts as the forced baptism of Jewish children. Several views on this controversial book are presented in this report by NPR's Sylvia Poggioli.
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Popes and Jews

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Popes and Jews

Popes and Jews

Popes and Jews

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A recently published book details decades of acts by Italians directed against Jews. The Popes Against the Jews: The Vatican's Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism, by David Kertzer, includes such acts as the forced baptism of Jewish children. Several views on this controversial book are presented in this report by NPR's Sylvia Poggioli.