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The Resource The ratline : love, lies and justice on the trail of a Nazi fugitive, Philippe Sands

The ratline : love, lies and justice on the trail of a Nazi fugitive, Philippe Sands

Label
The ratline : love, lies and justice on the trail of a Nazi fugitive
Title
The ratline
Title remainder
love, lies and justice on the trail of a Nazi fugitive
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Sands
Title variation
Rat line
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The new book by the winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize and author of the Sunday Times bestseller EAST WEST STREET - a historical detective story that sets out to uncover the truth behind what happened to leading Nazi Otto von Wachter. As Governor of Galicia, SS Brigadefuhrer Otto Freiherr von Wachter presided over an authority on whose territory hundreds of thousands of Jews and Poles were killed, including the family of the author's grandfather. By the time the war ended in May 1945, he was indicted for 'mass murder'. Hunted by the Soviets, the Americans, the Poles and the British, as well as groups of Jews, Wachter went on the run. He spent three years hiding in the Austrian Alps, assisted by his wife Charlotte, before making his way to Rome where he was helped by a Vatican bishop. He remained there for three months. While preparing to travel to Argentina on the 'ratline' he died unexpectedly, in July 1949, a few days after spending a weekend with an 'old comrade'. In The Ratline Philippe Sands offers a unique account of the daily life of a senior Nazi and fugitive, and of his wife. Drawing on a remarkable archive of family letters and diaries, he unveils a fascinating insight into life before and during the war, on the run, in Rome, and into the Cold War. Eventually the door is unlocked to a mystery that haunts Wachter's youngest son, who continues to believe his father was a good man - what happened to Otto Wachter, and how did he die?
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sands, Philippe
Dewey number
943.086
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wächter, Otto
  • Wächter, Otto
  • Nazis
  • War criminals
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Nazis
  • War criminals
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The ratline : love, lies and justice on the trail of a Nazi fugitive, Philippe Sands
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067063896
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 411 pages
Isbn
9781474608138
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1140118107
Label
The ratline : love, lies and justice on the trail of a Nazi fugitive, Philippe Sands
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000067063896
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 411 pages
Isbn
9781474608138
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1140118107

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