Assisi in Silence

DVD Release: October 8, 2002
Assisi in Silence
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Synopsis

A film about the hidden network of clergy from Assisi who saved persecuted Jews during WWII. Includes interviews of some people directly involved, historical footage of the era, and Pope John Paul II’s message from Assisi.

Dove Review

The men and women of Assisi, Italy worked together to save the dignity of each and every human. They did not use public outcry, but instead saved Christians from persecution quietly and behind closed doors. The persecution could have been because of race, religion, or politics. Viewers learn about these events with beautiful reenactments. Many of the original people involved are interviewed, and they tell their personal stories.

These events took place under Pope Pius XII, who encouraged people to save the Jews who came to Assisi, even though the area was under German command. Many welcomed the refugees to hide in convents and monasteries, whether they were Jewish or Catholic—they were honest and hardworking people.

Many people were deported and persecuted, but there were also many saved. A safe haven was created in the Pope’s honor. Service to humanity is honorable. Hearing from those who lived through these times is emotional. The film is available in both English and Italian, with subtitles.

This DVD is awarded the Dove “Faith-Friendly” Seal for ages 12+.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Gas chambers and dead people shown.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None

Info

Company: Vision Films
Director: Arturo Sbicca
Producer: Arturo Sbicca
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 37 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Caryn Toering