Hanns and Rudolf
The German Jew and the Hunt for the Kommandant of Auschwitz
"Shortlisted for The Costa Biography Award, this is the true story of Hanns Alexander, the son of a prosperous German family who fled Berlin in the 1930s.
Rudolf Höss was a farmer 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 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 Höss his most elusive target. This book reveals for the very first time the full, exhilarating account of Höss' capture.
"Fascinating and moving...This is a remarkable book, which deserves a wide readership." SUNDAY TIMES
"A gripping thriller, an unspeakable crime, an essential history." JOHN le CARRÉ"