Hanns and Rudolf: The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz (Paperback)Thomas Harding (author)
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Number of pages: 384
Weight: 366 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm
"Fascinating and moving...This is a remarkable book, which deserves a wide readership." -- Max Hastings * The Sunday Times *
"A gripping thriller, an unspeakable crime, an essential history." -- John Le Carre
"This is a stunning book...both chilling and deeply disturbing. It is also an utterly compelling and exhilarating account of one man's extraordinary hunt for the Kommandant of the most notorious death camp of all, Auschwitz-Birkenau." -- James Holland
"Only at his great uncle's funeral in 2006 did Thomas Harding discover that Hanns Alexander, whose Jewish family fled to Britain from Nazi Germany in the 1930s, hunted down and captured Rudolf Hoess, the ruthless commandant of Auschwitz, at the end of World War Two. By tracing the lives of these two men in parallel until their dramatic convergence in 1946, Harding puts the monstrous evil of the Final Solution in two specific but very different human contexts. The result is a compelling book full of unexpected revelations and insights, an authentic addition to our knowledge and understanding of this dark chapter in European history. No-one who starts reading it can fail to go on to the end." -- David Lodge
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Thomas Harding has written about the life of his great uncle Hanns. Hanns and his family were German Jews who fled Germany to live in England. The family have to rebuild their lives in England and with the outbreak of... More
“Hanns and Rudolf”
I won this book in a Waterstones competition and it is an absolutely fascinating read! I'd highly recommend it.
This is a true story but it reads like a fictional thriller, which is a very rare quality. We follow the lives of Hanns Alexander, a German Jew & the author's great-uncle, alongside that of Rudolf Hoss,a... More
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