Episode 150: Happy Fun Time Party | Aldo Moro and Hitler Assassination Attempt


November 23rd, 2022

1 hr 31 mins 36 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

Tina and Hillary cover former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro and the assassination attempt of Adolf Hitler.

Tina’s Story
Aldo Moro was one of Italy’s longest serving Prime Ministers who enacted social and economic reforms. BUT when he is kidnapped, attempts to free him fail.

Hillary’s Story
In 1944, Adolf Hitler was at the height of his political power and instilled fear in his subordinates. BUT despite that, members of his inner circle plan to assassinate him for the greater good.

Tina's Story
Aldo Moro: Note announcing murdered Italy PM's abduction sold at auction

Aldo Moro

Catholic Herald
Popes who cried out in anguish--by Fr. Raymond De Souza

The kidnapping and killing of Aldo Moro

The Guardian
Aldo Moro mystery: Italian prosecutors revisit former PM's 1978 murder--by Lizzie Davies

Former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro is found dead

Death in Rome: The Case of Aldo Moro

The New York Times
Moro Is Buried as Family Bars Leaders--by Paul Hoffman

The murder of Aldo Moro--by Esme O'Keefe

The Washington Post
Italian Politicians Fearful Moro Will Leak Secrets--by Sari Gilbery
Pope Leads Mourners at Moro Rites--by Ronald Koven and Sari Gilbert

Aldo Moro
Christian Democracy (Italy)
Kidnapping and Murder of Aldo Moro
Red Brigades

World Crunch
Andreotti, The Moro Affair And The Noir Of Italian Public Life--by Marcello Sorgi

Aldo Moro--from Legislature.camera.it via Wikipedia
Moro Kidnapping by Red Brigades--public domain via Wikipedia

Hillary's Story
July Plot
Learn about the July plot, 1944 to assassinate Hitler by Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and his co-conspirators

6 Assassination Attempts on Adolf Hitler
Assassination plot against Hitler fails
July Plot

A Group of German Leaders Tried to Kill Hitler in 1944. Here’s Why They Failed

20 July Plot

Hitler’s Burned Pants--photo from Bundersarchiv Bild (CC BY-SA 3.0 de)
Conference Room after Explosion--photo from Bundersarchiv Bild (CC BY-SA 3.0 de
Claus Von Stauffenberg--from Public Domain via Wikipedia

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