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Nazi Hunter : The Wiesenthal File : How Simon Weisenthal Hunted Down the Nazi War Criminals - Alan Levy

Nazi Hunter : The Wiesenthal File

How Simon Weisenthal Hunted Down the Nazi War Criminals

By: Alan Levy

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Simon Wiesenthal spent four and a half years in Mauthausen concentration camp during World War II. With the exception of his wife, all his immediate family were exterminated, and he himself ended the war a living skeleton.

Since then, he has achieved international reknown for his tireless and successful tracking down of Nazi war criminals, including notorious figures such as Eichmann, the 'desk murderer' who masterminded Hitler's Final Solution; Stangl the overlord of Treblinka; and the Mengele of Auschwitz, the dreaded 'Angel of Death'.

To this day his work continues, his motivation simply expressed in the words: 'Justice, not vengeance'. This work provides an account of Wiesenthal's inspired detective work.

About the Author

Alan Levy is editor of the English-language newspaper The Prague Post and has published many previous works, including his highly acclaimed eyewitness account of the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia. He lives in New York.

'Wiesenthal is a unique survivor... his one purpose is that justice for the dead of Europe, those wilfully killed by his fellow Austrian, Hitler's decree, be not forgotten. To understand him read Levy's book.' - Sunday Telegraph; 'It is greatly to the credit of Alan Levy that he has dared to give us an objective account of Wiesethal's career.' - Sunday Times; '[Wiesenthal] can have no finer interpreter and sympathiser than Alan Levy, who has dealt justly with him.' - Financial Times; 'Wiesenthal has played his part in a disturbing episode of post-war history. He deserves this readable and intelligent book.' - The Times; Levy is ruthless in his determination to make every act of barbarity clear. It is impossible to turn the pages without feeling not just despair but revulsion.' - New Statesman & Society

Prologue: Anti-Semitism without Jews
Wiesenthal's Wars
Deputy for the deadp. 3
The many liberations of Szymon Wiesenthalp. 15
Now begins the dyingp. 31
Simon and the sunflowerp. 40
When a Jew chooses to diep. 45
A Polish odyssey 1944p. 58
The last liberation 1945p. 65
Mornings in Mauthausenp. 71
'Don't forget our murderers!'p. 83
Wiesenthal's lawp. 90
Adolf Eichmann
Eichmann the Zionistp. 97
Wannsee: the final solutionp. 113
Eichmann the genocidistp. 122
Eichmann the fugitivep. 126
The Eichmann abductionp. 138
Should Eichmann die?p. 156
Raoul Wallenberg
Wallenberg the searcherp. 163
'I came to save a nation'p. 171
The Wallenberg disappearancep. 202
Enter Wiesenthalp. 215
Josef Mengele
Mengele the dilettantep. 233
The world's biggest battlefieldp. 252
Mengele the fugitivep. 261
Death of a bionic 'angel'p. 289
Post-mortemsp. 296
Franz Paul Stangl, Gustav Wagner, Hermine Braunsteiner Ryan
Stangl the weaverp. 311
The man in the white jacketp. 327
Stangl's infernop. 336
The secret bearersp. 355
The Stangl extraditionp. 369
Wearing down Wagnerp. 381
The mare of Majdanek went to Germanyp. 386
Bruno Kreisky, Kurt Waldheim
The Jewish Chancellorp. 407
Waldheim the consciencep. 427
The man who wasn't therep. 444
The denazification of Lieutenant Waldheimp. 463
The man at the topp. 479
The prisoner of the Hofburgp. 496
Wiesenthal vs. Waldheimp. 507
A letter from Waldheim to Wiesenthalp. 517
Episodes and Epilogues
Wiesenthal vs. Wieselp. 525
A hero at nightfallp. 529
'I wish not to provoke the Lord'p. 544
Indexp. 545
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ISBN: 9781841196077
ISBN-10: 184119607X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 564
Published: 1st January 2006
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.492