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The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive
 

The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Sands, Philippe, QC

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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 an...d 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. In THE RATLINE 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, and a fascinating insight into life in the Vatican and amongst American and Soviet spies active in Rome at the start of the Cold War. Using modern medical expertise, the door is unlocked to a mystery that continues to haunt Wachter's youngest child - what was Wachter doing while in hiding, and what exactly caused his death?
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ISBN 9781474608138
Released AU 28 Apr 2020
Publisher Orion Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781474608138
Stock Release date is 28 April 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Released 28 Apr 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Sands, Philippe, QC
Category World History: Second World War
Military History
Fascism & Nazism
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 943.86054092
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Nazis - History - 20th century - Galicia Poland and Ukraine, War criminals - History - 20th century - Galicia Poland and Ukraine, Fugitives from justice - History - 20th century - Galicia Poland and Ukraine
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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