Hitler Was ‘Obsessed’ With Stealing The Turin Shroud

shroudWould WWII have turned out differently if Adolph Hitler had gotten his hands on the Turin Shroud? He may have believed it would bestow him with Jesus powers. From the Telegraph:

Both the Vatican and the Italian royal family, the Savoys, who were the guardians and owners of the shroud, feared that the German leader, who had an interest in the esoteric, might try to steal the linen cloth.

Officially this was to protect it from possible bombing (in Turin). In reality, it was moved to hide it from Hitler who was apparently obsessed by it. When he visited Italy in 1938, top-ranking Nazi aides asked unusual and insistent questions about the Shroud.

The shroud, which is supposed to have wrapped Christ’s body after he was crucified, was returned to Turin in 1946 on the orders of Italy’s last king, Umberto II. While millions of people believe the shroud to be authentic, sceptics believe it is a medieval fake.

4 Comments on "Hitler Was ‘Obsessed’ With Stealing The Turin Shroud"

  1. GoodDoktorBad | Apr 14, 2010 at 10:46 pm |

    Yes, Hitler was a bit obsessive, ya think?

  2. tonyviner | Apr 14, 2010 at 11:33 pm |

    He probably just wanted to wipe his butt with it and then huff the poop smell. That is what I would do. Jesus loves me regardless of my imperfections.

  3. Screwtape | Apr 15, 2010 at 11:47 pm |

    It’s good for us that Germany didn’t have a sane leader during WWII.

  4. Screwtape | Apr 15, 2010 at 6:47 pm |

    It's good for us that Germany didn't have a sane leader during WWII.

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