Hitler's Holy Relics

Hitler's Holy Relics

A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire

Book - 2010
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From Paris to Stalingrad, the Nazis plundered all manner of art & antiquities. But the first & most valuable treasure they looted were the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire. This is the true-life Indiana Jones story of a college professor turned Army sleuth who foils a Nazi plot to preserve these symbols of Hitler's Thousand Year Reich.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2010
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416590620
1416590625
Branch Call Number: History 940.531 Kir

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soblessed59 Jul 10, 2012

Couldn't ask for a more satisfying read.
Hitler's Holy Relics is totally gripping and terrifying. I remember seeing film clips of his screaming rants and never could fathom how an entire nation of people could be so swayed as to follow such a totally despicable lunatic!
This book does not answer that question.However the historical information about the Nazi era and about all the Holy Relics is totally fascinating.Until I finished this was a very hard book to put down,and that is always a major plus.Did come to see that Hitler's right hand men, Himmler and Borman were every bit as insane/possessed as Hitler himself.
Highly recommended for those interested in WWII history and the mysticism surrounding the Holy Relics.

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Jul 20, 2013

In 1424, the Holy roman Empire relics, including the lance said to have been used to slay Jesus Christ on the Cross, was moved from Prague to Nuremberg. In 1796, as Napoleon's army approached, the collection was moved to Vienna for safe keeping. When Austria was annexed to Germany in WWII, Hitler ordered the collection be returned to Nuremberg and hidden. This story -- a true documentary of their recovery -- begins in 1945, and is about how they were found by invading US troops and returned to Austria.

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