Hitler's Holy Relics

  • by Sidney Kirkpatrick
  • Narrated by Charles Stransky
  • 10 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire
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 Nrnberg 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Based on recently discovered and previously unpublished documents and interviews with all remaining living participants, this is a tale that surpasses fiction: part thriller, part detective story, all true.

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A window into history

Sidney Kirkpatric's book provides a wonderful window to the awful but surreal days in Nuremburg immediately after the Second World War when Germany was in a no-man's land between slaughter and rebuilding, when both sides were still trying to come to terms with the holocaust that had overtaken Germany. The vacuum was filled by an army of bureaucrats forced to turn a blind eye to the Nazi sympathies of many of the German civilian administrators they were working with. In the midst if all this we get an insight into the true, perverted but mystical nature if the Nazi cult - deliberately glossed over in the Nuremburg trials, and the almost magical importance of symbols to the Nazi elite.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-05-2010
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books