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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 Kirkpatrick
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Tells the riveting true story of how an American college professor turned Army sleuth recovered cherished symbols of Hitler's Thousand-Year Reich before they could become a rallying point in the creation of a Fourth and equally unholy Reich.
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Genre/Form: Art
History
Art and the war
Named Person: Walter William Horn; Walter William Horn; Walter William Horn
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney Kirkpatrick
ISBN: 9781416590620 1416590625
OCLC Number: 419812915
Notes: On t.p., "o" in "holy" appears as swastika symbol.
Description: x, 316 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Blacksmith's alley --
Monuments men --
Camp Ritchie boys --
Invasion of Nürnburg --
Thor's hammer --
Pandora's box --
Spear of destiny --
Himmler's scholars --
The Aryan Jesus --
Hitler's fairy-tale kingdom --
Teutonic knights --
The enemy at the gates --
Chain of command --
Himmler's courier --
Keys to the vault --
Hitler's holy reich --
Externsteine --
Black Camelot --
The White House --
Nazi plunder --
Camp king --
The crown jewels --
The Faustian bargain --
The Fourth Reich --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Sidney D. Kirkpatrick.

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