The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi

By BASCOMB, Neal

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ISBN
978-0-545-43099-9 978-0-545-56239-3
Publisher
Scholastic Arthur A. Levine


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2013  |  Nonfiction

Gr 8 Up—The author of the adult book Hunting Eichmann (Houghton, 2009) tells the harrowing story of the Israeli agents responsible for tracking down Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi leader who orchestrated the extermination of six million Jews. In the years following World War II, many Jews were involved in attempts to find Nazi war criminals who had gone into hiding all over the globe and bring them to trial. Eichmann was a prime target, but no one had heard anything about him for years until an offhand comment in a letter led to a seven-ye...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2013

Dismissing Hannah Arendt via footnote, Bascomb concisely establishes Adolf Eichmann as an enthusiastic and painstaking enforcer of Hitler's Final Solution, even when told, late in the war, to cease and desist: "[not] even Hitler himself was going to divert him from completing his masterpiece: the destruction of Hungarian Jewry." The first chapter outlines Eichmann's wartime activities and escape from the victorious Allies in 1945; the last sees him in 1961 in the bulletproof glass booth in Israel's Beit Ha'am,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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