“Tagliareni’s The Cross of the Swastika is engrossing. The author immerses the reader in the daily lives of ordinary folks, sharing their deepest values and hopes. When their hopes are destroyed, the author tries to help the reader understand the thinking of Nazi officers and leaders of the Catholic church. The writer brings the horror of the Nazis’ actions to the reader. The reader wishes for different outcomes. A passionate book, a must read.”