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A Special Mission: Hitler's Secret Plot to Seize the Vatican and Kidnap Pope Pius XII

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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 ...

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0306814684

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9780306814686

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A Special Mission: Hitler's Secret Plot to Seize the Vatican and Kidnap Pope Pius XII
2008, Da Capo Press, Cambridge, MA

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A Special Mission: Hitler's Secret Plot to Seize the Vatican and Kidnap Pope Pius XII
2007, Perseus Books, Cambridge, MA

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