Hanns and Rudolf

Hanns and Rudolf

The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz

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Thomas Harding reveals for the first time the full, exhilerating account of Rudolf Hoss' capture, and of two lives that diverged, and intersected, in an astonishing way.
Publisher: London UK: William Heinemann, 2013
ISBN: 9780434022373
Characteristics: 338pgs

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ChristchurchLib Nov 19, 2013

"Hanns Alexander was a German Jew who fled to Britain in 1938 and joined the British Army; in 1945 he was a member of the British War Claims Investigation Team. Rudolf Höss was the Kommandant of Auschwitz, where over a million Jews were murdered. In Hanns and Rudolf, author Thomas Harding, a great-nephew of Alexander, recounts in detail the lives of both men in the 1930s and '40s, bringing the narrative gradually to the point where Alexander captures Höss. Including Höss' confession and additional details about tracking and arresting Nazi war criminals, Hanns and Rudolf provides a gripping biography of the two men and a compelling piece of World War II history." Biography and Memoir November 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=701378

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