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The Ratline

The Ratline: The Exalted Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive asks a thorny question: Is a son’s love sufficient to redeem a monstrous father?

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Review of ‘The Ratline’

In Chinua Achebe’s poem “Vultures,” the image of a concentration camp commandant buying chocolate for a beloved son raises the thorny issue of whether a monster’s capacity to love is sufficient to redeem him. In The Ratline: The Exalted Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive, U.K. human rights lawyer Philippe Sands uses the…

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