The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi
A thrilling spy mission, a moving Holocaust story, and a first-class work of narrative nonfiction.In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Nazis' Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later, an elite... show more
A thrilling spy mission, a moving Holocaust story, and a first-class work of narrative nonfiction.In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Nazis' Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later, an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century's most important trials -- one that cemented the Holocaust in the public imagination.THE NAZI HUNTERS is the thrilling and fascinating story of what happened between these two events. Survivor Simon Wiesenthal opened Eichmann's case; a blind Argentinean and his teenage daughter provided crucial information. Finally, the Israeli spies -- many of whom lost family in the Holocaust -- embarked on their daring mission, recounted here in full. Based on the adult bestseller HUNTING EICHMANN, which is now in development as a major film, and illustrated with powerful photos throughout, THE NAZI HUNTERS is a can't-miss work of narrative nonfiction for middle-grade and YA readers.
Publish date: August 27th 2013
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Middle Grade
, World War II
2/4/14 ** Bascomb has succeeded in his quest to research and write about real events and people in a spy/thriller format. This book was gripping - the descriptions, pacing, and choice of events & people were masterful. The narrative structure of this tale of the search, capture, and trial of Adolf...
I was given this book by NetGalley in exchange of an honest review. This is the story of how Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi leader, was captured years after he escaped Germany post WWII. As I started reading I was expecting a textbook like experience. Instead it read more like a novel and I really enjoyed t...