The Ratline

While preparing to travel to Argentina on the 'ratline' he died unexpectedly, in July 1949, a few days after spending a weekend with an 'old comrade'.In The Ratline Philippe Sands offers a unique account of the daily life of a senior Nazi ...

The Ratline

The Ratline

As Governor of Galicia, SS Brigadesführer Otto Freiherr von Wächter presided over an authority on whose territory hundreds of thousands of Jews and Poles were killed, including the family of the author's grandfather. By the time the war ended in May 1945, he was indicted for 'mass murder'. Hunted by the Soviets, the Americans, the Poles and the British, as well as groups of Jews, Wächter went on the run. He spent three years hiding in the Austrian Alps before making his way to Rome and being taken in by a Vatican bishop. He remained there for three months. While preparing to travel to Argentina on the 'ratline' he died unexpectedly, in July 1949, a few days after having lunch with an 'old comrade' whom he suspected of having been recruited by the Americans. In THE RATLINE Philippe Sands offers a unique account of the daily life of a Nazi fugitive, the love between Wächter and his wife Charlotte, who continued to write regularly to each other while he was on the run, and a fascinating insight into life in Rome and among American and Soviet spies active at the start of the Cold War. Using modern medical expertise, the door is unlocked to a mystery that haunts Wächter's youngest child, who believes his father was a good man - what was Wächter doing while in hiding, and what exactly caused his death?

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The Ratline
Language: un
Pages: 432
Authors: Philippe Sands
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-23 - Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicholson

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The Ratline
Language: un
Pages: 448
Authors: Philippe Sands
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Knopf

"Originally published in Great Britain in 2020 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd., London."
The Ratline
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Philippe Sands
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-16 - Publisher: Hachette UK

*THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* FROM THE AUTHOR OF EAST WEST STREET As Governor of Galicia, SS Brigadeführer Otto Freiherr von Wächter presided over an authority on whose territory hundreds of thousands of Jews and Poles were killed, including the family of the author's grandfather. By the time the war ended
Ratline
Language: un
Pages: 256
Authors: Peter Levenda
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-17 - Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

Ratline is the documented history about the mechanisms by which thousands of other Nazi war criminals fled to the remotest parts of the globe—including quite possibly Adolf Hitler. It is a story involving Soviet spies, Nazi priests, and a network of Catholic monasteries and safe houses known as the ratline.
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Pages: 284
Authors: Peter Schweizer
Categories: History
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