The Eternal Nazi: 1 of 4: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim Audible Audiobook – Unabridged. Nicholas Kulish (Author), Souad Mekhennet (Author), Paul Boehmer (Narrator), & 1 more

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Year: 1912 (1910s)
AuthorsMargoliouth, David Samuel, 1858-1940. (from old catalog) Tyrwhitt, Walter Spencer-Stanhope, 1859-1932, (from old catalog) illus
PublisherNew York, Dodd, Mead and company
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e continued to be foUowed inthe collèges built by Egyptian Sultans, though itappears to hâve been in the first Mameluke periodthat a Sultan cynically confessed that the publicmaintenance of four Systems v^as to give the sover-eign the better chance of getting his rulings au-thorised. The practice of having the separate Sys-tems taught in annexes to the four liwans, or cloisters,gives such buildings a shape approximating to thecruciform. Architecturally, Herz Bey tells us, the Collège ofthe Sultan Salih is of interest for the development ofthe façade. In the Fatimide period the façade be-gan to be ornamented by a niche over the door, whichserved no other purpose than that of décoration. Inthe Mameluke period it develops into a séries of Win-dows. The Collège of Salih ofïers the earliestexample of the introduction of a window, wherebythe niche is given a defînite purpose. In the façadeof the mausoleum of the same sovereign the nichesextend to the fuU height of the wall. (100)
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The Eternal Nazi: 1 of 4: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged.  Nicholas Kulish (Author), Souad Mekhennet (Author), Paul Boehmer (Narrator), & 1 more

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.