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A special mission : Hitler's secret plot to seize the Vatican and kidnap Pope Pius XII

Author: Dan Kurzman; George K Wilson
Publisher: North Kingstown : BBC Audiobooks America, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In September 1943, Adolf Hitler, furious at the ouster of Mussolini, sent German troops into Rome and ordered SS General Karl Wolff, who had been Heinrich Himmler's chief aide, to occupy the Vatican and kidnap (and, perhaps, kill) Pope Pius XII. At the same time, plans were being made to deport Rome's Jews to Auschwitz. Wolff began playing a dangerous game: stalling Hitler's plot against the pope, whom he hoped  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)137237815
Named Person: Pius, Pope; Pius, Pope
Material Type: Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Kurzman; George K Wilson
ISBN: 9780792749691 0792749693
OCLC Number: 190761284
Notes: "Sound library."
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Title from: Title details screen.
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Duration: 9:07:34.
Performer(s): Read by George K. Wilson.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 131207 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Dan Kurzman.

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In September 1943, Adolf Hitler, furious at the ouster of Mussolini, sent German troops into Rome and ordered SS General Karl Wolff, who had been Heinrich Himmler's chief aide, to occupy the Vatican and kidnap (and, perhaps, kill) Pope Pius XII. At the same time, plans were being made to deport Rome's Jews to Auschwitz. Wolff began playing a dangerous game: stalling Hitler's plot against the pope, whom he hoped would save him from the noose in case Germany lost the war. To save Pius, Wolff and fellow conspirators blackmailed him into silence when the Jews were rounded up, hoping that Hitler would rescind his order.

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