A Special Mission: Hitler's Secret Plot To Seize The Vatican And Kidnap Pope Pius The Xii

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In September, 1943, Adolf Hitler, Furious At The Ouster Of Mussolini, Sent German Troops Into Rome With Plans To Deport Rome's Jews To Auschwitz. Hitler Also Ordered Ss General Karl Wolff, Who Had Been Heinrich Himmler's Chief Aide, To Occupy The Vatican And Kidnap Pope Pius Xii. But Wolff Began Playing A Dangerous Game: Stalling Hitler's Kidnap Plot, While Blackmailing The Pope Into Silence As The Jews Were Rounded Up. This Tale Of Intrigue And Betrayal Is One Of The Most Important Untold Stories Of World War Ii, And A Special Mission Is The Only Book To Give The Full Incredible Account Of Hitler's Kidnap Plot And Its Far-reaching Consequences. -- Publisher. Prelude To Madness -- Wolff In The Wolf's Lair -- The Plotters -- Flirting With Treason -- Fighting For Hitler's Ear -- The Only Way To Save Germany -- Closer To Himmler Than To Himmel -- A Wandering Dog -- A Prisoner Of Sorts -- Out Of Fear Of Men -- Living With God And The Devil -- A Blueprint For Massacre -- An Agonizing Dilemma -- The Art Of Examining Walls -- A Question Of Priority -- Eve Of Desperation -- But They Promised Me -- A Bargain In Blood -- The Mathematics Of Murder -- The Path To The Vatican -- The Odd Couple -- Meeting A New Conqueror -- Saved From The Noose. Dan Kurzman. Includes Bibliographical References (p. 261-268) And Index.

Author : Dan Kurzman

Publisher : Da Capo Press

Published Year : 2007

Edition : 1

Format : print - Hardcover, 304 pages

Subject : Pius , 1876-1958, Foreign relationsCatholic Church, Political kidnapping, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), Foreign relations--Catholic Church, Strategic aspects, DD256.8 .K87 2007, 940.54/87430945634

Language : English

Dimensions : xvii, 285 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.

ISBN : 0306814684

ISBN13 : 9780306814686