Hanns and Rudolf: The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz
The untold story of the man who brought a mastermind of the final solution to justice. May 1945. In the aftermath of the Second Word War, the first British War Crimes Investigation Team is assembled to hunt down the senior Nazi officials responsible for the greatest atrocities the world has ever... show more
The untold story of the man who brought a mastermind of the final solution to justice. May 1945. In the aftermath of the Second Word War, the first British War Crimes Investigation Team is assembled to hunt down the senior Nazi officials responsible for the greatest atrocities the world has ever seen. One of the lead investigators is Lieutenant Hanns Alexander, a German Jew who is now serving in the British Army. Rudolf Höss is his most elusive target. As Kommandant of Auschwitz, Höss not only oversaw the murder of more than one million men, women, and children; he was the man who perfected Hitler’s program of mass extermination. Höss is on the run across a continent in ruins, the one man whose testimony can ensure justice at Nuremberg. Hanns and Rudolf reveals for the very first time the full, exhilarating account of Höss’s capture, an encounter with repercussions that echo to this day. Moving from the Middle Eastern campaigns of the First World War to bohemian Berlin in the 1920s to the horror of the concentration camps and the trials in Belsen and Nuremberg, it tells the story of two German men- one Jewish, one Catholic- whose lives diverged, and intersected, in an astonishing way.
Publish date: September 3rd 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Biography Memoir
, World War II
Fascinating and at times deeply disturbing but a book that will stay with me for a long time.This is my second book by the author Thomas Harding having read and really enjoyed [b:The House by the Lake|26210499|The House by the Lake|Thomas Harding|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1461946175s/262104...
This is the story of two men: Hanns Alexander and Rudolf Höss (alternately spelled Hoess or Höß), one a German-born Jew and British soldier; the other the Kommandant of Auschwitz. Rudolf Höss (I’ll use this book’s spelling) is not to be confused with Rudolf Hess, Deputy Führer to Hitler who claimed ...