While the Pope Kept Silent
Assisi and the Nazi Occupation as told by Padre Rufino Niccacci
This book, first published in 1978, tells one of the great stories of World War 2. Alexander Ramati, one of the first war correspondents to enter Assisi after the Germans had been driven out, details Father Rufino’s story of conducting ‘Christian pilgrims’ from Assisi to the port of Genoa, and helping them find documentation and accommodation in the city under the noses of the Germans. These people were, of course, Jewish refugees from Nazi persecution, saved from death by a priest and his colleagues.