Article Note: “Holy See Documents From World War II Go Online. Researchers Welcome Availability of Pius XII Information”
ACCH Quarterly Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2010
Article Note: “Holy See Documents From World War II Go Online. Researchers Welcome Availability of Pius XII Information” Zenit, March 25, 2010.
By Kyle Jantzen, Ambrose University College
Scholars have long desired greater access to the Vatican Archives, not least for the era of National Socialism, the Second World War, and the Holocaust. This article, in the March 25 issue of Zenit, explains that the Vatican has now made material from the Actae Sanctae Sedis and the Acta Apostolica (the official acts of the Holy See) available online in pdf format. While some of this material had already been published in the Actes et documents du Saint-Siège relatifs à la Seconde Guerre Mondiale (Acts and Documents of the Holy See Related to the Second World War) between 1965 and 1981, it is a hopeful sign that theseVatican holdings are now appearing digitally.
To view the entire article in Zenit, go to: http://www.zenit.org/article-28755?l=english.
To view the document collection online, go to: www.vatican.va/archive/atti-ufficiali-santa-sede/index_en.htm.