2nd review: 'Important and moving book... well-researched and grippingly written'

'This important and moving book describes the unlikely intersection of two very different lives—that of Hanns Alexander, the son of a prosperous German family in Berlin who became a refugee in London in the 1930s and Rudolf Höss, the Kommandant of the Auschwith Concentration Camp. Well-researched and grippingly written it provides a unique insight into the fate of Germany under National Socialism.'

Antony Polonsky

Albert Abramson Professor of Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Brandeis University