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21 February 2014

The Nazi Hunters

Bascomb, Neal. The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi. Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013.

This book details the search for and arrest of Adolf Eichmann, the man who was responsible for creating the Nazi's "final solution" and sending millions to extermination camps. The narrative follows Eichmann as he escapes to Argentina under an assumed name and as Mossad officers form a team, capture him, and bring him to justice.

I enjoy reading about WWII, but I was not as interested in the details about chasing down Eichmann.  I don't remember hearing anything about him in history class, so it may have been different if I had grown up knowing him as one of the big names of WWII.  But this book has lots of good details and includes photographs of Eichmann as well as the men who eventually caught him, and I believe this book would be very popular among teens who enjoy reading about WWII.

Recommended for: teens, adults
Red Flags: brief discussion of the Holocaust
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars

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