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The Nazi hunters

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The Nazi hunters
Call No: 364.138 N15n

Call Number364.138 N15n
Dates2016; ©2016
Statement of ResponsibilityAndrew Nagorski.
Creators & ContributorsNagorski, Andrew (author)
Summary"After the Nuremberg trials and the start of the Cold War, the victors in World War II lost interest in prosecuting Nazi war criminals. Many of the lower-ranking perpetrators quickly blended in with the millions who were seeking to rebuild their lives in a new Europe, while those who felt most at risk fled the continent. The Nazi Hunters focuses on the small band of men and women who refused to allow their crimes to be forgotten and who were determined to track them down to the furthest corners of the earth. Nagorski chronicles the dramatic stories of famous Nazi hunters like Simon Wiesenthal and Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, along with those who often worked in the shadows. They include the young American prosecutors in the Nuremberg and Dachau trials, Benjamin Ferencz and William Denson; the Polish investigating judge Jan Sehn, who handled the case of Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss; Germany’s judge and prosecutor Fritz Bauer, who repeatedly forced his countrymen to confront their country’s record of mass murder; Mossad agent Rafi Eitan, who was in charge of the Israeli team that nabbed Eichmann; and Eli Rosenbaum, who rose to head the US Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations, which belatedly sought to expel war criminals who were living quietly in the United States. At first, the Nazi hunters wanted revenge, but soon their story was transformed into a relentless struggle for justice." Book jacket
Contents
  1. The hangman's handiwork
  2. "An eye for an eye"
  3. Common design
  4. The penguin rule
  5. My brother's keeper
  6. See less evil
  7. "Like-minded fools"
  8. "Un momentito, senõr"
  9. "In cold blood"
  10. "Little people"
  11. A slap to remember
  12. "Model citizens"
  13. To La Paz and back
  14. Wartime lies
  15. Chasing ghosts
  16. Full circle
Physical Description xv, 393 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York, NY : Simon & Schuster
EditionFirst Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 331–371) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by Mark Dwor in memory of his mother's extended family killed on August 28, 1941 at Seta (Shat), Lithuania

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