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Hitler's Holy Relics

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Hitler's Holy Relics

A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire
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Had Hitler succeeded in conquering Europe, he would have crowned himself Holy Roman Emperor. The Nazis had in their possession priceless artifacts that would give Hitler legitimacy in his subjects'...More
Had Hitler succeeded in conquering Europe, he would have crowned himself Holy Roman Emperor. The Nazis had in their possession priceless artifacts that would give Hitler legitimacy in his subjects'...More
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  • Had Hitler succeeded in conquering Europe, he would have crowned himself Holy Roman Emperor. The Nazis had in their possession priceless artifacts that would give Hitler legitimacy in his subjects' eyes: the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire including the Spear of Destiny, alleged to have pierced Christ's side at the Crucifixion. Looted from the royal treasury in Vienna, Austria, the Crown Jewels were hidden in a secret bunker deep beneath Nürnberg castle, known to few but Heinrich Himmler, his staff—and a captured German soldier whose family lived above it. As luck would have it, the officer in charge of interrogating the soldier was First Lieutenant Walter Horn, art history professor. Following his report to General Patton, Horn would be assigned to recover this ancient treasure. Would he find it before covert Nazi agents could use it to revive the defeated regime?

    Based on recently discovered and previously unpublished documents and interviews with all remaining living participants, this is a tale that surpasses fiction: part thriller, part detective story, all true.

 
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  • SIDNEY KIRKPATRICK is an award-winning filmmaker and international bestselling author. The New York Times wrote of Kirkpatrick's previous bestselling book, A Cast of Killers, that it was "not mere scholarly speculation on dusty archives involving people long since gone to their graves. In Kirkpatrick's hands it's a living case." He lives in Stony Brook, New York.

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  • AudioFile Magazine If this were fiction, some might say it lacks credibility--which is understandable as the true tale of how the prized crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire were recovered at the end of WWII has some of the makings of an Indiana Jones script. Charles Stransky skillfully narrates this intriguing story. His resonant baritone moves at a pace that is quite easy to follow and comfortable. The account of the chance interrogation of a German prisoner by an American officer, who just happened to be an ÄmigrÄ from Germany AND an art historian, is just the beginning of the search for this treasure. Listeners will be off and running. M.T.F. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
  • The New York Times, on The Revenge of Thomas Eakins "Kirkpatrick knows how to make a narrative zip along. He writes in a clean, strictly-the-facts way."
  • The Washington Post, on Turning the Tide "The explosive true story that proves there are still a few heroes left in the world. . . . Riveting, like a James Bond thriller!"
  • Time, on A Cast of Killers "A spellbinder."
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