A Special Mission: Hitler's Secret Plot to Seize the Vatican and Kidnap Pope Pius XII
Author: Dan Kurzman
About the Program
"A Special Mission" is an account of Hitler's plot to overtake the Vatican and kidnap Pope Pius XII. Author Dan Kurzman interviewed SS General Karl Wolff, the man ordered by Hitler to carry out the plot. General Wolff, as well as other top SS officials began to fear the consequences of their actions in the event that Germany lost the war and the author contends Wolff struck a deal with the Pope to remain silent about the Holocaust in return for the safety of the Vatican. Dan Kurzman discusses his book at the New York Public Library.