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Thomas Harding Hanns and Rudolf

Thomas Harding 

26/02/2014 7:00 pm

It was only at his great-uncle’s funeral that Thomas Harding learned of his German relative’s extraordinary past. Hanns Alexander, an officer in the British army, was the man who tracked down and helped bring to justice the Commandant of Auschwitz. Harding tells for the first time the story of the capture of Rudolf Höss at the end of World War II by the German-born Jew. Hanns and Rudolf is an astonishing tale of parallel and intersecting lives.

Sponsored by Dr Naim Dangoor CBE, Founder of The Exilarch’s Foundation.

Thomas Harding 

Thomas Harding is a journalist who has written for The Sunday TimesThe FTThe Washington Post and The Guardian, among other publications. He is the author of The Sunday Timesbestseller Hanns and Rudolf, which was shortlisted for the COSTA Biography Award in 2013.

Anne Sebba

Anne Sebba is a biographer, lecturer and presenter and former Reuters’ foreign correspondent. She has written eight acclaimed books including That Woman and Jennie Churchill and is Chair of the Society of Authors.