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Author Levenda, Peter.

Title Ratline : Soviet spies, Nazi priests, and the disappearance of Adolf Hitler / Peter Levenda.

Imprint Lake Worth, Fla. : Ibis Press ; Newburyport, Ma. : Distributed by RedWheel/Weiser, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  940.53145 L576r 2012    ---  Available
Description 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-255).
Summary Ratline is the documented history about the mechanisms by which thousands of Nazi war criminals fled to the remotest parts of the globe--including quite possibly Adolf Hitler. It is a story involving Soviet spies, Nazi priests, and a network of Catholic monasteries and safe houses known as the rat line. The name of one priest in particular, Monsignor Draganovic, was discovered by the author in a diary found in Indonesia. Why would this name turn up in a document written in a spidery German hand in a remote island in Indonesia? As famed author Peter Levenda began his research, more information came to light: In December of 2009, it was revealed that the skull the Russians claimed was Hitler's--salvaged from the bunker in 1945--was not that of Hitler! In 2010, files from the Office of Special Investigations of the Justice Department were declassified, revealing a history of American intelligence providing cover for Nazi war criminals. The mystery deepened, and the author returned to his own roots hunting Nazis in North America, South America and Europe. He revisited old contacts, made some new ones, and gradually the explosive story was revealed: there is no forensic evidence to prove that Adolf Hitler died in the bunker in April 1945!
Subject Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Exile.
War criminals -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Fugitives from justice -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Nazis -- Middle East -- History.
Nazis -- South America -- History.
ISBN 9780892541706 (alk. paper)
0892541709 (alk. paper)

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