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A special mission [electronic resource] : Hitler's secret plot to seize the Vatican and kidnap Pope Pius XII / Dan Kurzman.

Author Kurzman, Dan.

ImprintNorth Kingstown : Sound Library, 2007.

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Abstract: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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Kurzman, Dan.
Subject: Personal Name
Pius XII, Pope, 1876-1958.
Subject: Corporate Name
Catholic Church -- Foreign relations -- Germany.
Subject: Topical Term
Political kidnapping.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Subject: Geographic Name
Germany -- Foreign relations.
Vatican City -- Strategic aspects.
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