Hanns and Rudolf The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz

by Thomas Harding

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Hanns and Rudolf The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz Synopsis

This is shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award. A gripping thriller, an unspeakable crime, an essential history . (John Le Carre). Hanns Alexander was the son of a prosperous German family who fled Berlin for London in the 1930s. Rudolf Hoss was a farmer and soldier who became the Kommandant of Auschwitz Concentration Camp and oversaw the deaths of over a million men, women and children. In the aftermath of the Second World 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. Lieutenant Hanns Alexander is one of the lead investigators, Rudolf Hoss his most elusive target. In this book Thomas Harding reveals for the very first time the full account of Hoss' capture. 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, Hanns and Rudolf tells the story of two German men whose lives diverged, and intersected, in an astonishing way.

Hanns and Rudolf The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz Press Reviews

Thomas Harding has shed intriguing new light on the strange poison of Nazism, and one of its most lethal practitioners... Meticulously researched and deeply felt. -- Ben Macintyre The Times, Book of the Week

Fascinating and moving...This is a remarkable book, which deserves a wide readership. -- Max Hastings The Sunday Times

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ISBN: 9780099559054
Publication date: 01/05/2014
Publisher: Windmill Books an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780434022366
Publication date: 22/08/2013
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099559054
Publication date: 1st May 2014
Author: Thomas Harding
Publisher: Windmill Books an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History,
Categories: Biography: historical, political & military, European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Thomas Harding

Thomas Harding is a journalist who has written for The Sunday Times, the Financial Times and the Guardian, among other publications. He founded a television station in Oxford, England, and for many years was an award-winning publisher of a newspaper in West Virginia. He lives in Hampshire, England.

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