By Guy Walters
Already acclaimed in England as "first-rate" (The Sunday Times
); “a version of meticulous, brave and path-breaking scholarship"(Literary Review
); and "absorbing and punctiliously gripping… merits an enduring position between histories of the war.” (The Sunday Telegraph
), Hunting Evil
is the 1st whole and definitive account of ways the Nazis escaped and have been pursued and captured -- or controlled to dwell lengthy lives as fugitives.
At the top of the second one international battle, an anticipated 30,000 Nazi conflict criminals fled from justice, together with a number of the optimum rating participants of the Nazi Party. a lot of them have names that resonate deeply in twentieth-century historical past -- Eichmann, Mengele, Martin Bormann, and Klaus Barbie -- not only for the monstrosity in their crimes, but in addition as a result shadowy nature in their post-war life, holed up within the depths of Latin the US, constantly one step prior to their pursuers. Aided and abetted by way of well known humans all through Europe, they concealed in foreboding castles excessive within the Austrian alps, and have been taken in via shady Argentine mystery brokers. The makes an attempt to carry them to justice aren't any much less dramatic, that includes vengeful Holocaust survivors, inept politicians, and bold plots to kidnap or assassinate the fugitives.
In this exhaustively researched and compellingly written paintings of global warfare II background and investigative reporting, journalist and novelist man Walters supplies a accomplished account of 1 of the main surprising and significant features of the conflict: how the main infamous Nazi warfare criminals escaped justice, how they have been pursued, captured or in a position to stay unfastened till their traditional deaths and the way the Nazis have been assisted whereas they have been at the run by way of "helpers" starting from a Vatican bishop to a British camel health care provider, or even individuals of Western intelligence services. in response to all new interviews with Nazi hunters and previous Nazis and intelligence brokers, travels alongside the particular break out routes, and archival learn in Germany, Britain, the U.S., Austria, and Italy, Hunting Evil
authoritatively debunks a lot of what has formerly been understood approximately Nazis and Nazi hunters within the publish conflict period, together with myths concerning the alleged “Spider” and “Odessa” get away networks and the awesome fact concerning the world's such a lot mythical Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal.
From its haunting chronicle of the titanic mass murders the Nazis perpetrated and the murky info in their postwar lifestyles to the demanding situations of searching them down, looking Evil
is a enormous paintings of nonfiction written with the pacing and intrigue of a thriller.