The above-mentioned historians’ works are solidly sustained in the Vatican documentary sources to which this section refers.
The documents mentioned below – issues, notes and telegrams exchanged between the Vatican’s State Secretary and the Nunciatures of the different relevant countries during the Second world War – are published in 11 volumes edited by the Holy See under the title: ”Actes et documents du Saint-Siège relatifs a la Seconde Guerre Mondiale”:
Document 1- Actions taken by Nuncio Roncalli in favor of Jewish refugees who passed by Istanbul, in transit towards other destinations – Communication # 3420 dated 1-28-1941 of Nuncio Roncalli to the State secretary Cardinal Maglione (page 83). The telegram refers to a Jewish refugee called Eduardo Luberski, who would have followed towards the USA. Another refugee, Casimiro Bober, would have followed towards Palestine.
Document 2- Nuncio Roncalli’s request in favor of a group of Jews residing in Perpignan, France -Communication # 4068 dated 1-18-1942 of Nuncio Roncalli to the Nuncio in France Monsignor Valéri (page 647). In the telegram, Nuncio Roncalli requests the intervention of the Nuncio in France to facilitate the transit of a group of Jews.
Document 3- Nuncio Roncalli’s allusion for Vatican intervention to allow the exit of Jews from Germany – Communication # 4129 dated 1-22-1943 of Nuncio Roncalli to the Vatican’s State Secretary Cardinal Maglione (page 87-88). The text refers to an action with the aim of requesting Vatican intervention to allow the exit of Jews from Germany. It refers to a Jewish Agency official, Mr. Bader and to a priest named Hughes presumably assigned to the Nunciature in Palestine. Annex: presentation of the delegate Barlas of the Jewish Agency to Father Hughes.
Document 4 – Nuncio Roncalli’s allusion for Vatican intervention in favor of Jewish children from Slovakia – Communication # 99 dated 3-13-1943 of Nuncio Roncalli to the Secretary of State Cardinal Maglione (page 185). The text refers to a message of an official of the Jewish Agency named Kapl in relation to the danger of deportation of 20,000 Jews from Slovakia, for whom Vatican assistance is requested.
Document 5 – Nuncio Roncalli’s allusion to conversations kept with delegates of the Jewish Agency in relation to the luck of Jews from Slovakia – Communication # 4180 dated 3-13-1943 of Nuncio Roncalli to the Secretary of State Cardinal Maglione (page 185). The telegram refers to conversations kept with the delegates of the Jewish Agency Kaplan and Barlas, about the intervention request of the Holy See in favor of Jews from Slovakia.
Document 6- The Holy See confirms Nuncio Roncalli to have accomplished his intervention request in favor of Jews from Slovakia – Telegram number 153 dated 5-4-1943 of the Vatican’s State Secretary Maglione to Nuncio Roncalli (page 272). It refers to the telegrams # 99 and report # 4180 of Nuncio Roncalli in which he had requested the intervention of the Holy See in favor of Slovak Jews to the Vatican’s State Secretary, Nuncio Roncalli is informed that the Holy See has taken actions about it, as requested.
Document 7- Nuncio Roncalli sends to the Vatican a list of names of Jewish people received from Rabbi Ashkenazí from Istanbul requesting Papal intervention for them – Communication # 4248 dated 5-22-1943 of Nuncio Roncalli to the Secretary of State Cardinal Maglione (page 306) he attaches a note of names delivered by Rabbi Markus and requests Papal intervention to benefit those people.
Document 8- Nuncio Roncalli communicates Sister Casilda of Sion about the luck of a Jewish refugee, passenger of the ship ”Sturma” – Communication # 4207 dated 4-14-1943. Nuncio Roncalli asks Sister Casilda to inform a lady called Mayer, about her daughter’s luck, refugee who traveled on board the ship ”Sturma” (page 310). It is worth mentioning the Nuncio’s words of support in relation to the Jews persecuted by Nazism.
Document 9- Nuncio Roncalli requests Vatican intervention in favor of two groups of Jewish refugees in Slovakia and Croatia – Telegram number 114 dated 5-30-1943. Nuncio Roncalli refers to two groups of refugees (page 321) – one which one has been interned in the concentration camp of Jasenovats near the town of Staragradiskas – for whom Papal help is requested.
Document 10- The Vatican’s State Secretary informs Nuncio Roncalli of the procedure requested by him in favor of Slovak Jewish and other people included in the list delivered by Rabbi Markus – Communication # 3978-43 dated 6-23-1943. The Vatican’s State Secretary tells Nuncio Roncalli about the news of said subject (page 361)
Document 11- Nuncio Roncalli asks form clemency Bulgarian Jews to King Boris of Bulgaria – Note dated 6-30-1943, Nuncio Roncalli asks for King of Bulgaria’s clemency in favor of Bulgarian Jews (page 371)
Document 12- The Nuncio in Bucharest, Cardinal Casullo alludes in a note to the Vatican’s State Secretary to a list of Jewish people from Transnistria appropriately delivered by Nuncio Roncalli – the Nuncio in Bucharest alludes to lists of Rumanian Jews delivered by Nuncio Roncalli who asked for the intervention of the Nuncio in Rumania in favor of those people. (Page 390)
Document 13- Nuncio Roncalli informs the Vatican’s State Secretary about the humanitarian actions carried out in favor of Jewish refugees with no positive results. – Communication number 4332 dated 8-20-1943 about said subject (page 348)
Document 14- Nuncio Roncalli requests the Vatican’s State Secretary the Papal intervention in favor of Italian Jews, thus pointing out the convenience of allowing the emigration of Jewish refugees to Palestine – Communication # 4344 dated 9-4-1943 about said subject (page 469)
Document 15- The Chief Rabbi Herzog from Palestine recognizes Nuncio Roncalli’s efforts for Jewish refugees – Note dated 11-22-1943 issued in Jerusalem by the Chief Rabbi Herzog about said subject (page 575)
Document 16- The delegate of the Jewish Agency Haim Barlas requests Nuncio Roncalli’s intervention in favor of Jewish from northern Italy – Note dated 12-6-1943 issued in Istanbul about said subject (page 592)
Document 17- The Chief Rabbi in Palestine Herzog thanks Nuncio Roncalli for his efforts in favor of Jewish refugees – Note dated 2-28-1944 issued in Jerusalem about said subject (page 161)
Document 18- Nuncio in Bucharest Monsignor Casullo informs the Vatican’s State Secretary, about actions taken in favor of Jews from Transnistria (Rumania) as requested by Nuncio Roncalli – Communication # 10858 dated 3-16-1944 about said subject (page 179)
Document 19- Nuncio Roncalli informs Haim Barlas, delegate of the Jewish Agency, that the Nuncio in Bucharest will intervene in favor of Jews from Transnistria – Communication # 4521 dated 3-23-1944 about said subject (page 188)
Document 20- Nuncio in Bern, Monsignor Bernardini, informs the Vatican’s State Secretary, about Nuncio Roncalli’s request in favor of Jews from Budapest – Communication # 4521 dated 3-23-1944 about said subject (page 335)
Document 21- Nuncio in Bucharest Monsignor Casullo informs the Vatican’s State Secretary, about the evacuation of Jews from Rumania by ship – Communication # 11127 dated 7-11-1944 about said subject. In the explanatory note it is alluded to a communication of Monsignor Casullo filed in the Bucharest Nunciature that refers to the ship that departed from Constanza to Istanbul carrying 739 Jewish refugees from Rumania, among them 250 Jewish orphans from Transnistria (these orphans arrived later to Palestine) (Page 347)
Document 22- Nuncio Roncalli informs the American ambassador in Turkey Mr. Ira Hirshman the details of the Nuncio actions in favor of Jewish refugees (Page 389)
Document 23- The Nuncio in Presburgo, Monsignor Burzio, addresses the Vatican’s State Secretary, with a request of Vatican intervention by Nuncio Roncalli in favor of Slovak Jews – Telegram # 98 dated 9-15-1944. Information to the Vatican about the renewed persecution of Jews in Bratislava and accompanied Nuncio Roncalli’s request (Page 418)
Document 24- Monsignor Tardini informs the Nuncio in Bern, about the efforts of the Holy See in favor of Jews from Hungary and Czechoslovakia. It refers to telegram 212 of Nuncio Roncalli – Telegram # 696 dated 10-23-1944 about said subject. In the footnote it is said that in the telegram # 212 of Nuncio Roncalli attached to Monsignor Tardini’s note it is stated: ”More than 5,000 Jews are being concentrated in the Sered camp, among them approximately 2,000 are in danger of deportation, which means a certain death. We are permitted to request the intervention of the Holy See in favor of those 2,000 Jews to save them from deportation and death” (this telegram is filed in the Istanbul Nunciature) (Page 454)
Document 25- Nuncio Roncalli (in his capacity of Nuncio in France) addresses Monsignor Montini, requesting information about Italian Jews deported to Germany – Communication # 601/45 dated 3-23-1945 about said subject (page 565)