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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
 
 
Author
Sidney D. Kirkpatrick.
Publisher S&S/BOMC  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.3 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781416590620
Pages/Publication Date 316/2010
Daedalus Item Code 21277
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From Paris to Stalingrad, the Nazis became notorious for plundering all manner of art and antiquities, and the first and most valuable treasures they looted were the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, including the spear reputed to have pierced Christ's side and other ancient artifacts steeped in medieval mysticism. Kept in a fortified bunker under Nürnberg, they mysteriously disappeared before the war's end, prompting General Dwight Eisenhower to appoint Lieutenant Walter Horn, a German-born art historian on leave from U.C. Berkeley, to hunt down the missing treasures. Sidney Kirkpatrick tells the riveting and disturbing story of Horn's investigation in cinematic detail.

"In this fast-paced history, Kirkpatrick describes the efforts of German-born Walter Horn, a U.S. Army first lieutenant and art historian, to locate the missing crown, orb, scepter, imperial sword, and ceremonial sword of the Holy Roman Empire in Europe at the end of WWII. The objects, along with the Holy Lance of Longinus and many other artifacts, had been stolen by the Nazis from Austria after the Anschluss in 1938 and, conceivably, could have been used by Nazis to motivate Germans in the creation of a Fourth Reich. Through research, investigation, and amateur detective work, Horn explored the continuing threats inherent in Nazi mythology while successfully solving the core mystery of the disappearance of the crown jewels. Definitely speculative in the suggestion that a mysterious new order of Teutonic Knights might exist for malevolent political purposes, Horn's story is an interesting footnote to the history of WWII."—Publishers Weekly

 
 
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