The Eternal Nazi: 2 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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by the Caliph provokedsuch resentment in the mind of the Ikhshid that hebethought him of abandoning the Prophets succes-sor on the Tigris, and bestowing his homage on thepretender who was founding an empire in WesternIslam. The Ikhshidi dynasty was of even shorter durationthan that of Ahmad Ibn Tulun, and left in Egypteven less to perpetuate its name. Its founder wascharged by his contemporaries with avarice andcowardice, neither of them a quality which helps tosecure immortality. The System of slave rule, which, as has been seen,gave Egypt its best days, was anticipated in the inter-val between the death of the Ikhshid and the acces-sion of the Fatimides. Of two negroes brought fromthe Sudan to the Egyptian market one aspired to em-ployment in a cook shop, that he might never wantfood; the other aspired to become ruler of the coun-try, and each obtained his wish. Purchased for asmall sum, and passing through the lowest stages ofmisery and dégradation, the latter rose finally by (26)
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CAIRO BEFORE THE FATIMIDES force of character to be the Ikhshids fîrst ministerand gênerai of his forces ; and on his masters deathhe contrived to keep the heirs in a state of tutelageto himself, and afterwards to seat himself on theirthrone; displaying throughout capacity for the man-agement of great afïairs. Kafur, Camphor,whose name of itself indicated the servile conditionof its owner, was not only master of Egypt, Syriaand Arabia, but in one respect was the most fortunateof ail Oriental sovereigns. He obtained as his en-comiast the most famous of Arabie poets, known asal-Mutanabbi the Prophetaster, at a time whenthe poets powers were at their ripest; and althoughin conséquence of a dispute thèse brilliant panegyricswere speedily followed by no less brilliant and scath-ing satires, the portrait of Kafur that results is morecomplète and more familiar than that provided bythe paid eulogiser of any other Sultan. It might be difficult to point out in Cairo any relieof the Ikhshi
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The Eternal Nazi: 2 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.