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The ratline : the exalted life and mysterious death of a Nazi fugitive, Philippe Sands

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The ratline : the exalted life and mysterious death of a Nazi fugitive
Title
The ratline
Title remainder
the exalted life and mysterious death of a Nazi fugitive
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Sands
Title variation
Exalted life and mysterious death of a Nazi fugitive
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The life and mysterious death of Otto Wachter, former Governor of Nazi-occupied Poland, who died in the Vatican after World War II"--
  • Baron Otto von Wächter: Austrian lawyer, husband, father, high Nazi official, senior SS officer, former governor of Galicia during the war, creator and overseer of the Krakow ghetto, indicted after as a war criminal for the mass murder of more than 100,000 Poles, hunted by the Soviets, the Americans, the British, by Simon Wiesenthal, on the run for three years, from 1945 to 1948. Sands, given full access to the Wächter family archives and with the assistance of the Wächters' son Horst, writes of Wächter's rise through the Nazi high command, his family life as their world was brought to ruin, and his four-year flight to escape justice. Given a new identity, on his way to a new life via "the Ratline" to Perón's Argentina, Wächter died in Rome. Was he being recruited in postwar Italy by the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps or by the Soviet NKVD-- or by both? -- adapted from jacket
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sands, Philippe
Dewey number
  • 940.53/4779092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DB98.W26
LC item number
S26 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wächter, Otto
  • Wächter, Otto
  • Wächter, Otto
  • Nazis
  • War criminals
  • Fugitives from justice
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Wächter, Horst von
Label
The ratline : the exalted life and mysterious death of a Nazi fugitive, Philippe Sands
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Borzoi Book" -- title page verso
  • "Originally published in Great Britain in 2020 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd., London, in 2020" -- title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Rome, 13 July 1949 -- Love -- Power -- Flight -- Death -- Epilogue: Rome, 13 July 2019
Control code
on1196821000
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xviii, 417 pages
Isbn
9780525520962
Lccn
2020022095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1196821000
Label
The ratline : the exalted life and mysterious death of a Nazi fugitive, Philippe Sands
Publication
Note
  • "A Borzoi Book" -- title page verso
  • "Originally published in Great Britain in 2020 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd., London, in 2020" -- title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Rome, 13 July 1949 -- Love -- Power -- Flight -- Death -- Epilogue: Rome, 13 July 2019
Control code
on1196821000
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xviii, 417 pages
Isbn
9780525520962
Lccn
2020022095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1196821000

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