The Ratline

By Phillipe Sands

A gripping narrative, as you’d expect from a world-class lawyer. Part biography, part thriller, part love-story and epic record of Phillipe’s work, The Ratline tells the life of SS Brigadeführer Otto Freiherr von Wächter, on whose authority thousands of Jews and Poles were killed. That includes Sands’ relatives, so the way Phillipe relates the views of von Wächter’s son, Horst, about his father, is impressive. Balanced but critical, engaging and thought-provoking – this is truly the well-told story of love, lies and justice on the trail of a Nazi fugitive. When you’ve read this, read ‘East West Street’ too, to discover more about Sands’ work uncovering the horrors of Nazi occupation in the Ukraine.

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