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Citizen 865 : the hunt for Hitler's hidden soldiers in America (First edition)

By: Cenziper, Debbie

0316449652 / 9780316449656
Hardback
16/01/2020
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United States
24 cm xvii, 300 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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In 1990, in a drafty basement archive in Prague, two American historians made a startling discovery: a detailed Nazi roster from 1945 that no Western investigator had ever seen.

The dusty document, containing more than 700 names, helped unravel the details behind one of the most skilful mass murder operations in World War Two.

In the tiny Polish village of Trawniki, the SS built a training camp for murder and then recruited a roving army of foot soldiers, 5,000 men strong, to annihilate the Jewish population of occupied Poland.

After the war, some of these men vanished, making their way to the U.S. and blending into immigrant communities in cities and suburbs across America. "The Trawniki Men" were behind the most lethal operation of the Holocaust but for years in the West, their loyal service to the SS had largely gone undetected.

In a story spanning 75 years, Citizen 865 is the exclusive, definitive account of the unheralded lawyers and historians at the U.S.

Department of Justice who, up against the forces of time and political opposition, battled to identify these men and hold them accountable for their unspeakable crimes.

BIC:

1KBB USA, 3JJP c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period), BTM True war & combat stories, JPFQ Fascism & Nazism

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