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The ratline : the exalted life and mysterious death of a Nazi fugitive

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  • ISBN: 0525520961
  • ISBN: 9780525520962
  • Physical Description: xviii, 417 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

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General Note: "Originally published in Great Britain in 2020 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd., London, in 2020" -- title page verso.
"A Borzoi Book" -- title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Note to the Reader -- Principle Characters -- Prologue : Rome, 13 July 1949 -- Part I : Love -- Part II : Power -- Part III : Flight -- Part IV : Death -- Epilogue : Rome, 13 July 2019.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Wächter, Otto 1901-1949
Wächter, Otto 1901-1949 Friends and associates
Wächter, Otto 1901-1949 Death and burial
Nazis Biography
War criminals Austria Biography
Fugitives from justice Austria Biography
World War, 1939-1945 Atrocities
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Wächter, Horst von 1939-
Wächter, Horst von 1939-
Fugitives from justice
War criminals
Genre: Biographies.
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