Hanns and Rudolf


Hanns Alexander was the son of a prosperous German family who fled Berlin for London in the 1930s.

Rudolf Hoss was a farmer and soldier who became the Kommandant of Auschwitz concentration camp and oversaw the deaths of over a million men, women and children.

This is their story.

‘An enthralling, thoughtful book – part history, part biography, part thriller’. – Wall Street Journal

‘A gripping thriller, an unspeakable crime, an essential history’. – John Le Carre

‘An extraordinary tale driving from meticulous research’. – Frederick Forsyth

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This is a paperback book with over 300 pages, and black and white photos.

It has been a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2013.