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Hardback:The ratline; love, lies and justice on the trail of a Nazi fugitive:2020 The ratline; love, lies and justice on the trail of a Nazi fugitive
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Author: Sands, 1960-
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 943.6052092
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781474608121 9781474608138
Description:
As Governor of Galicia, SS Brigadesfuhrer Otto Freiherr von Wachter presided over an authority on whose territory hundreds of thousands of Jews and Poles were killed. By the time the war ended in May 1945, he was indicted for 'mass murder'. Hunted by the Soviets, the Americans and the British, as well as groups of Poles and Jews, Wachter went on the run. He spent three years hiding in the Austrian Alps before making his way to Rome and being taken in by the Vatican where he remained for three months. While preparing to travel to Argentina on the 'ratline' he died unexpectedly, in July 1949, a few days after having lunch with an 'old comrade' whom he suspected of having been recruited by the Americans. Here, Philippe Sands offers a unique account of the daily life of a Nazi fugitive, the love between Wachter and his wife Charlotte, who continued to write regularly to each other while he was on the run.
Additional information: xx, 411 pages, 25 cm
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