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Hanns and Rudolf : the true story of the German Jew who tracked down and caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz

Author: Thomas Harding
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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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 serving in the British Army. Rudolf Höss is his most elusive target. As Kommandant of Auschwitz, Hoss not only oversaw the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Rudolf Höss; Hanns Alexander; Hanns Alexander; Rudolf Höss
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Harding
ISBN: 9781476711843 1476711844
OCLC Number: 816512839
Description: xix, 348 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Rudolf, Baden-Baden, Germany, 1901 --
Hanns, Berlin, Germany, 1917 --
Rudolf, Berlin, Germany, 1918 --
Hanns, Berlin, Germany, 1928 --
Rudolf, Berlin, Germany, 1928 --
Hanns, Berlin, Germany, 1933 --
Rudolf, Oswiecim, Upper Silesia, 1939 --
Hanns, London, England, 1939 --
Rudolf, Oswiecim, Upper Silesia, 1942 --
Hanns, Normandy, France, 1945 --
Rudolf, Berlin, Germany, 1943 --
Hanns, Brussels, Belgium, 1945 --
Rudolf, Berlin, Germany, 1945 --
Hanns, Belsen, Germany, 1945 --
Hanns and Rudolf, Gottrupel and Belsen, Germany, 1946 --
Hanns and Rudolf, Gottrupel, Germany, 1946 --
Hanns and Rudolf, Belsen and Nuremberg,Germany, 1946
Responsibility: Thomas Harding.

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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 serving in the British Army. Rudolf Höss is his most elusive target. As Kommandant of Auschwitz, Hoss 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. This is the story of two German men whose lives diverged, and intersected, in an astonishing way.

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