AirTalk for June 10, 2010

Nazi plunder and the race to recover treasures of the Holy Roman Empire

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Simon & Schuster

Hitler’s Holy Relics: The True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire

At the end of World War II, it was discovered that the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire had vanished from their secret vault in Nuremberg. The mystery of who stole the jewels was left unsolved until General Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered a search to uncover the precious relics and answer the questions: how did they disappear? And why? In Hitler’s Holy Relics, Sidney Kirkpatrick chronicles the hunt for the ancient artifacts and reveals how the Nazis nearly succeeded in becoming the most infamous art thieves of all time. Was Hitler obsessed with Christian mysticism? How was his hijacked treasure finally tracked down?

Sidney Kirkpatrick discusses and signs Hitler’s Holy Relics at Vromans, Sat. 6/12, at 5pm.

Guest:


Sidney Kirkpatrick, author of Hitler’s Holy Relics: The True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire (Simon and Schuster)


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