Freitag, 16. Juli 2010

Cistercians as Gold smugglers in WWII?!?

The editorial office at EUCist News didn't know what to make of it: our Parisian reporters had heard gossip about a story that was breaking in the French magazine world: Cistercian monks as gold smugglers during the Third Reich!? It was hard for us to imagine, since more and more is becoming known on Cistercian resistance in Germany and Austria and other countries between 1933 and 1945. After our man in Rome secured a copy of the story, all became clear: the French history magazine Historia merely put two very different motifs on their cover: the two stories (Nazi gold and Cistercian work) are utterly unrelated. Whew!

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