Otto Rahn and the Temple of Doom

Like Jones, Rahn was an archaeologist, like him he fell foul of the Nazis and like him he was obsessed with finding the Holy Grail – the cup reputedly used to catch Christ’s blood when he was crucified. But whereas Jones rode the Grail-train to box-office glory, Rahn’s obsession ended up costing him his life.

Fascinating story in the Telegraph.  This is just sample of so many bizarre stories that could be told about Himmler and his minions.  It’s a rich vein of content, and I’m surprised more people haven’t tapped into it for fictional purposes.  Maybe because so much of it would seem over-the-top even when presented as factual historical narrative.

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