Nazi Fugitive

The True Story of a German on the Run
Product Number: EB00743219
Released: Nov 19, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510715974
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

The author of With Hitler and Mussolini: Memoirs of a Nazi Interpreter-an SS colonel-chronicles going underground at the end of World War II. Eugen Dollmann was a scholar and member of the SS whose connections among Italian society led to a posting as a liaison officer attached to Mussolini during World War II. In his work as a diplomat and interpreter, he associated with Heydrich, Himmler, and Hitler. This memoir begins with the surrender of the Germans in 1945 and relates how after Dollmann escaped from the British, a Roman Catholic cardinal helped him by allowing him to hide in a home for drug addicts. Later, Dollmann was provided with false papers by the CIA who enlisted him for the fight against communism. After he was arrested by the Italian police, the Americans had no alternative but to jail him, and after some months he was transferred to a camp near Frankfurt for "outstanding cases," where some of the prominent Nazis were held. Dollmann was released, but he decided to get back to Italy across the frontiers, which he succeeded in doing only after a series of varied escapades. Nazi Fugitive is a remarkable story of a former enemy turned ally during the early years of the Cold War. "Reminiscent of postwar films such as The Third Man . . . Dark, pessimistic, yet profoundly atmospheric in its description of a ruined world [Dollmann] had watched rise-and fall." -Nigel Hamilton, author of the FDR at War trilogy "SS staff officer Dollmann . . . casts welcome, if unpleasant, light on the murky underside of an emerging Cold War." -Dennis Showalter, author of Instrument of War

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Author(s): Eugen Dollmann
Original Publish Date: Jul 18, 2017

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