A Special Mission

A Special Mission

Hitler's Secret Plot to Seize the Vatican and Kidnap Pope Pius XII

Large Print - 2007
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September, 1943. Adolf Hitler is furious that his ally and friend Benito Mussolini has been toppled from power in Italy. He sends German troops into Rome and outlines "a special mission" to SS General Karl Wolff. The mission: to seize the Vatican and kidnap Pope Pius XII. Documentary evidence later reveals that all members of the Curia - and perhaps the pope -were to be assassinated. The first journalist to interview General Wolff on his release from prison, Dan Kurzman tells an extraordinary tale of intrigue and betrayal. Book jacket.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2007.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780786298464
0786298464
Branch Call Number: LT 940.548 K
Characteristics: 473 p. (lg. print) ; 23 cm.

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SEBoiko
May 13, 2013

Canon law forbids sheltering places anyone outside the church establishment without the pope's express approval.

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SEBoiko
May 13, 2013

It is impossible for a Catholic to be an anti-Semite: Spiritually all of us are Semites.

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SEBoiko
May 13, 2013

The Church's welfare, as the pope perceived it, was his primary priority.

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SEBoiko
May 13, 2013

And the Vatican's concern about the communist threat grew stronger even as the Allies urged the pope to stop demonizing Russia and there by weaken the Allied side.

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SEBoiko
May 13, 2013

In a letter to the Vatican dated November 14,1923, Pacelli denounced the Nazi movement as an anti-Catholic threat and noted that the cardinal of Munich had condemned Nazi acts against the Jews.

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SEBoiko
May 13, 2013

The Jewish problem does not exist in Italy.

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SEBoiko
May 13, 2013

Most Italian Jews, like their Catholic counrtymen, found Mussolini and his fascist system acceptable when he came to power in 1922.

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SEBoiko
May 13, 2013

Come what may, even if they arrest me one day and send me to a concentration camp, we have no fear. Each one of us has to answer for his deeds one day before God.

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