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Best book on hunting Nazis I've read. Not sensational. I thought it was well written and organized. I appreciated how sensitive the author was to the family of Hein, as well as the victims and the people pursuing him.
Was The Eternal Nazi worth the listening time?
This is a lesser entry into the recent genre of "the hunt for the fugitive Nazi war criminal". In this case it was Aribert Heim, one of the sadistic SS concentration camp doctors. To call the pursuit relentless might be a bit of a stretch - sporadic or fitful would be a more apt description. This is not to take anything away from the doggedness of investigators but is more an indictment of what could best be described as flagging German legal priorities at various points in time. Hence, why the book is somewhat unsatisfying as a read - it is neither suspenseful nor an engrossing follow the trail investigation. One positive is the detailed light it sheds on Heim's family and their role in protecting him which is unusual. In the end though, the book is forgetful in a way its subject unfortunately is not.
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