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MOBI ☆ Hitler's Holy Relics ¸ Sidney D. Kirkpatrick

Hitler's Holy RelicsEneral 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 Based on recently discovered and previously unpublished documents and interviews with all remaining living participants this is a tale that surpasses fiction part thriller part detective story all true Here’s some considerable background before I even get to the review Walter Horn was born and raised in Germany by Lutheran parents and studied art history with an emphasis in pan Germanic art before fleeing to the United States to escape Nazism something many of his family members would embrace He landed a teaching job in art history at the University of California Berkeley before enlisting in the US military In the immediate aftermath of World War II when Europe is in near chaos Horn’s fluency in German and his academic specialty made him the perfect man to join a program created by the US military to protect Europe’s cultural heritage His first assignment detailed in this book is a race to recover the missing pieces of the crowned jewels of the Holy Roman Empire believed by some to be coveted by fugitive Nazis in order to create a Fourth Reich That’s a lot of detail for a short review but those uniue details make this nonfiction story and give it a wonderful depth The adventure to recover the crown jewels would have been a good story on its own but it wouldn’t have been as memorable or thought provoking For all I’ve read about World War II this is the first time I’ve come across such a detailed account of the chaos and compromises of post war Germany and the religious and ideological foundations of Nazism If possible the latter makes Hitler and his minions even frightening There’s something about understanding the framework of how people justify hatred and violence that makes evil much chilling than a black and white caricature My one complaint is that for a book with such a phenomenal story it’s somewhat dull and occasionally relies on explanatory tangents that break up the flow However I credit the somewhat monotonous tone of the book with a desire to stay close to the facts and avoid unnecessary embellishment so I’m hesitant to be too critical of that shortcoming Recommended

MOBI Hitler's Holy Relics

EBOOK À EPUB Hitler's Holy Relics ã 9781615730438 ↠ Had Hitler succeeded in conuering 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 DHad Hitler succeeded in conuering 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 tr I'd recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Nazis and the Occult Hitler's fascination with The Spear of Destiny has been exploited by various books and movies but to my knowledge the story of the concealment of the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire in what appears to have been an attempt to establish the foundations for a Fourth Reich has never before been told Perhaps this is because the two Americans directly responsible for their recovery were native German expatriates Lieutenant Horn an art historian and son of a Lutheran pastor and Rosenthal a Jewish intelligence officer whose family died in Dachau In the course of presenting the background for the solution of this mystery Kirkpatrick gives an excellent overview of Hitler and Himmler's connections to the occult and demonstrates the crucial importance of Nurnberg in the creation of a thousand year empire In addition this book gives us a realistic look at the supremely difficult haphazard and often corrupt bureaucracy of the American occupying forces in the first days after the end of the war

Sidney D. Kirkpatrick ¸ Hitler's Holy Relics EBOOK

Easury 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 G An engrossing book about the post war search for art treasure pilfered by the Nazis I had already read The Monuments Men which was also excellent and covered somewhat the same topic But this book concentrates on one particular treasure that the Nazi's considered sacred the crown jewels of the Holy Roman Empire Hitler saw himself as the rightful owner of these artifacts as he felt they represented the validity of the Third Reich as rulers of the world They had been housed in a bunker in Nuremberg but disappeared shortly before the occupation by the Allies One man a scholar of ancient history was given the responsibility of finding them with little to no clues as to where they wereThe author delves into the mystical side of the Nazi party and the relics of the past which were felt would protect the Reich for 1000 years There is much information here that will fascinate the reader and help make some sense out of the Aryan myth A great read and highly recommended