The ratline : the exalted life and mysterious death of a Nazi fugitive / Philippe Sands
Book | Alfred A. Knopf | 2021 | First American edition.
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Edition
First American edition.
Description
xviii, 417 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Note
"A Borzoi Book" -- title page verso.
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2020 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd., London, in 2020" -- title page verso.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [355]-395) and index.
Summary
"The life and mysterious death of Otto Wachter, former Governor of Nazi-occupied Poland, who died in the Vatican after World War II"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents
Prologue: Rome, 13 July 1949 -- Love -- Power -- Flight -- Death -- Epilogue: Rome, 13 July 2019.
Summary
Baron Otto von Wächter: Austrian lawyer, husband, father, high Nazi official, senior SS officer, former governor of Galicia during the war, creator and overseer of the Krakow ghetto, indicted after as a war criminal for the mass murder of more than 100,000 Poles, hunted by the Soviets, the Americans, the British, by Simon Wiesenthal, on the run for three years, from 1945 to 1948. Sands, given full access to the Wächter family archives and with the assistance of the Wächters' son Horst, writes of Wächter's rise through the Nazi high command, his family life as their world was brought to ruin, and his four-year flight to escape justice. Given a new identity, on his way to a new life via "the Ratline" to Perón's Argentina, Wächter died in Rome. Was he being recruited in postwar Italy by the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps or by the Soviet NKVD-- or by both? -- adapted from jacket
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Exalted life and mysterious death of a Nazi fugitive
Other Form:
Online version: Sands, Philippe, 1960- Ratline. First American edition New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021 9780525520979 (DLC) 2020022096
ISBN
9780525520962 (hardcover)
0525520961 (hardcover)
9780525520979 (electronic book)
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