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Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz


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WINNER OF THE WINGATE PRIZEandlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The and#8220;compelling,and#8221; untold story of the man who brought one of Nazi Germanyand#8217;s most notorious war criminals to justiceand#8212;and#8220;fascinates and shocksand#8221; (andlt;iandgt;The Washington Postandlt;/iandgt;).andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;May 1945. In the aftermath of the Second World War, the first British War Crimes Investigation Team is assembled to hunt down the senior Nazi officials responsible for the greatest atrocities the world has ever seen. One of the lead investigators is Lieutenant Hanns Alexander, a German Jew who is now serving in the British Army. Rudolf Hand#246;ss is his most elusive target. As Kommandant of Auschwitz, Hand#246;ss not only oversaw the murder of more than one million men, women, and children; he was the man who perfected Hitlerand#8217;s program of mass extermination. Hand#246;ss is on the run across a continent in ruins, the one man whose testimony can ensure justice at Nuremberg.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Hanns and Rudolf andlt;/Iandgt;reveals for the very first time the full, exhilarating account of Hand#246;ssand#8217;s capture, an encounter with repercussions that echo to this day. Moving from the Middle Eastern campaigns of World War I to bohemian Berlin in the 1920s to the horror of the concentration camps and the trials in Belsen and Nuremberg, it tells the story of two German menand#8212;one Jewish, one Catholicand#8212;whose lives diverged, and intersected, in an astonishing way. This is and#8220;one of those true stories that illuminates a small justice in the aftermath of the Holocaust, an event so huge and heinous that there can be no ultimate justiceand#8221; (New York andlt;I andgt;Daily Newsandlt;/Iandgt;).

About the Author

Thomas Hardingandlt;Bandgt; andlt;/Bandgt;is a former documentary filmmaker and journalist who has written for the andlt;iandgt;Financial Timesandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;The Guardianandlt;/iandgt;, among other publications. He founded a television station in Oxford, England, and for many years was an award-winning publisher of a newspaper in West Virginia. andlt;i andgt;Hanns and Rudolfandlt;/iandgt; is his first book. He lives in Hampshire, England.

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Harding, Thomas
Simon & Schuster
Military - World War II
nazi germany, holocaust survivor, third reich, auschwitz, nazi hunter, british war crimes investigation team, hanns alexander, rudolf hoss, belsen, nuremburg
Military-World War II General
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