According to a new book entitled, The Desecrated Abbey, by Montserrat Rico Gongora, the Nazi Party sent a representative to Spain the find the Holy Grail of Jesus. The book currently is only being sold in Spain, but should make its way Stateside very soon.
According to the book, Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Nazi SS believed that Jesus was descended from Aryan stock. He believed that if he were to find the Grail, he could bring a new mystical power to the Nazi regime.
Himmler began to study all that he could about the Grail. He ended up coming across Richard Wagner’s opera Parsifal which mentions the Grail. The play stated that the Grail could be held in, “The marvelous castle of Montsalvat in the Pyrenees.”
Himmler’s personal Grail Quest took him to Montsalvat. In the book, Gongora interviews a former monk from that castle who stated that it was his job to give Himmler a tour of the castle. Himmler left the castle after only a few hours empty handed.
It is a widely known fact that Himmler was a believer in the mystical powers of different objects. During his tenure as the leader of the SS, Himmler began many investigations into occult and religious objects. Among the other objects that Himmler hunted for were the Arc of the Covenant, and the Spear of Longinus. The Spear of Longinus is the spear that was reported to have pierced the side of Jesus during the crucifixion.
Critics and historians of both World War II history, and Christian history have raised questions about the validity of the accounts in this book. It was documented at the time that Himmler did visit Montsalvat, but not why.
If it were true that he believed that the Grail was truly housed at Montsalvat, he would have spent more then just a matter of hours at the location. According to some historians, he would have most likely spent weeks, if not months at Montsalvat searching for the Grail. He would have brought a large amount of troops with him, not the handful that was recorded in the book.
Some historians are claiming that the actual reason why Himmler went to Montsalvat was to investigate a few of the paintings in the chapel. The artist who painted these, was the same artist who painted some of the works of art from the church where Himmler went as a child. They point out the fact that Himmler would travel Europe on a whim just to look at the artwork in churches.
Whatever the reason is that Himmler was in Montsalvat, it reminds us of the fact that the Nazis were interested in religious artifacts. It leads to the question, “If these artifacts do or did exist, what would have happened if the Nazis had found them?”