THE RATLINE: PHILIPPE SANDS
Philippe Sands QC’s new book The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive tells the story of Charlotte von Wächter and her husband Otto, a Nazi governor indicted for mass murder – including of members of Sands’ family – who disappeared in May 1945 and reappeared four years later, dead in a Vatican hospital in Rome. On the basis of family documents, and with the assistance of the von Wächters’ son Horst, Sands weaves an extraordinary tale, delivering a Cold War sequel to his prize-winning international bestseller East West Street. He discusses justice, impunity, and the power of family loyalty with Mark Sainsbury.
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