The Ratline - Love, lies and justice on the trial of a Nazi fugitive

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Love, lies and justice on the trial of a Nazi fugitive Saol, bréaga agus ceartas ar thriail éalaithigh Naitsíoch

SS Brigadeführer Otto Freiherr von Wächter presided over a territory where hundreds of thousands of Jews and Poles were killed, including Philippe Sands’ grandfather. After the war Wächter went on the run and died in Rome while preparing to travel to Argentina on the 'ratline'. Drawing on family letters and diaries, Sands seeks to unlock the mystery that haunts Wächter's youngest son, who believes his father was a good man - how did Wächter die?

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Bhí SS Brigadeführer Otto Freiherr von Wächter i mbun críche mar ar maraíodh na céadta míle Giúdach agus Polannach, seanathair Philippe Sands ina measc. I ndiaidh an chogaidh chuaigh Wächter ar a sheachaint agus fuair sé bás sa Róimh agus é ag ullmhú le taisteal go dtí an Airgintín ar an ‘raitlín’. Agus é ag baint leasa as litreacha agus dialanna, déanfaidh Sands iarracht an mhistéir a chiapann mac is óige Wächter a scaoileadh.

Creideann sé gurbh fhear maith é – cad é mar a fuair Wächter bás?