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The Eternal Nazi - From the Camps to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of an Ss Doctor

Nicholas Kulish

From the New York Times reporters who first uncovered S.S. officer Aribert Heim's secret life in Egypt comes the never-before-told story of the most hunted Nazi war criminal in the world. Dr. Aribert Heim worked at the Mauthausen concentration camp for only a few months in 1941 but left a devastating mark. According to the testimony of survivors, Heim euthanized patients with injections of gasoline into their hearts. He performed surgeries on otherwise healthy people. Some recalled prisoners' skulls set out on his desk to display perfect sets of teeth. Yet in the chaos of the postwar period, Heim was able to slip away from his dark past and establish himself as a reputable doctor and family man in the resort town of Baden-Baden. His story might have ended there, but for certain rare Germans who were unwilling to let Nazi war criminals go unpunished, among them a police investigator named Alfred Aedtner. After Heim fled on a tip that he was about to be arrested, Aedtner turned finding him into an overriding obsession. His quest took him across Europe and across decades, and into a close alliance with legendary Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. The hunt for Heim became a powerful symbol of Germany's evolving attitude toward the sins of its past, which finally crested in a desire to see justice done at almost any cost. As late as 2009, the mystery of Heim's disappearance remained unsolved. Now, in The Eternal Nazi, Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet reveal for the first time how Aribert Heim evaded capture--living in a working-class neighborhood of Cairo, praying in Arabic, beloved by an adopted Muslim family--while inspiring a manhunt that outlived him by many years. It is a brilliant feat of historical detection that illuminates a nation's dramatic reckoning with the crimes of the Holocaust.

From the New York Times reporters who first uncovered S.S. officer Aribert Heim's secret life in Egypt comes the never-before-told story of the most hunted Nazi war criminal in the world. Dr. Aribert Heim worked at the Mauthausen concentration camp for only a few months in 1941 but left a devastating mark. According to the testimony of survivors, Heim euthanized patients with injections of gasoline into their hearts. He performed surgeries on otherwise healthy people. Some recalled prisoners' skulls set out on his desk to display perfect sets of teeth. Yet in the chaos of the postwar period, Heim was able to slip away from his dark past and establish himself as a reputable doctor and family man in the resort town of Baden-Baden. His story might have ended there, but for certain rare Germans who were unwilling to let Nazi war criminals go unpunished, among them a police investigator named Alfred Aedtner. After Heim fled on a tip that he was about to be arrested, Aedtner turned finding him into an overriding obsession. His quest took him across Europe and across decades, and into a close alliance with legendary Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. The hunt for Heim became a powerful symbol of Germany's evolving attitude toward the sins of its past, which finally crested in a desire to see justice done at almost any cost. As late as 2009, the mystery of Heim's disappearance remained unsolved. Now, in The Eternal Nazi, Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet reveal for the first time how Aribert Heim evaded capture--living in a working-class neighborhood of Cairo, praying in Arabic, beloved by an adopted Muslim family--while inspiring a manhunt that outlived him by many years. It is a brilliant feat of historical detection that illuminates a nation's dramatic reckoning with the crimes of the Holocaust.
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History

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From the New York Times reporters who first uncovered S.S. officer Aribert Heim's secret life in Egypt comes the never-before-told story of the most hunted Nazi war criminal in the world. Dr. Aribert Heim worked at the Mauthausen concentration camp for only a few months in 1941 but left a devastating mark. According to the testimony of survivors, Heim euthanized patients with injections of gasoline into their hearts. He performed surgeries on otherwise healthy people. Some recalled prisoners' skulls set out on his desk to display perfect sets of teeth. Yet in the chaos of the postwar period, Heim was able to slip away from his dark past and establish himself as a reputable doctor and family man in the resort town of Baden-Baden. His story might have ended there, but for certain rare Germans who were unwilling to let Nazi war criminals go unpunished, among them a police investigator named Alfred Aedtner. After Heim fled on a tip that he was about to be arrested, Aedtner turned finding him into an overriding obsession. His quest took him across Europe and across decades, and into a close alliance with legendary Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. The hunt for Heim became a powerful symbol of Germany's evolving attitude toward the sins of its past, which finally crested in a desire to see justice done at almost any cost. As late as 2009, the mystery of Heim's disappearance remained unsolved. Now, in The Eternal Nazi, Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet reveal for the first time how Aribert Heim evaded capture--living in a working-class neighborhood of Cairo, praying in Arabic, beloved by an adopted Muslim family--while inspiring a manhunt that outlived him by many years. It is a brilliant feat of historical detection that illuminates a nation's dramatic reckoning with the crimes of the Holocaust.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Souad Mekhennet, Paul Boehmer

Length:

9h 52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:25


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:53


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:48


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:58


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:24


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:11


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:49


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:40


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:48


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:36


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:49


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:51


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:30


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:11


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:27


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:05


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:37


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:43


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:02


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:02


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:06


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:43


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:35


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:28


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:46


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:32


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:38


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:15


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:08


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:13


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:44


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:18


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:15


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:44


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:28


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:10


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:11


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:32


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:14


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:44


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:06


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:09


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:22


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

03:33


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:11


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:31


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:09


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:45


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:22


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:13


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:37


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:18


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:19


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:26


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:35


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:42


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:28


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

03:53


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:10


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:10


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:19


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:54


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:40


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:17


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:29


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:34


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:29


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:48


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:28


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:41


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:18


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:58


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:11


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:23


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:11


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:31


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

00:39