Hitler's Holy Relics - A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire-logo

Hitler's Holy Relics - A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire

Sidney Kirkpatrick

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 Based on recently discovered and previously unpublished documents and interviews with all remaining living participants, this is a tale that surpasses fiction: part thriller, part detective story, all true.

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 Based on recently discovered and previously unpublished documents and interviews with all remaining living participants, this is a tale that surpasses fiction: part thriller, part detective story, all true.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

Language:

English

Narrators:

Charles Stransky

Length:

10h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:22


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

42:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

31:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

44:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

38:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

23:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

28:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:33


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:54


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:17