World History

"The Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim"

Nicholas Kulish; Souad Mekhennet

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Journalists Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet recount the manhunt for Nazi doctor Aribert Heim, accused of violent acts against the imprisoned while at the Mauthausen concentration camp in 1941.  The authors report that Heim escaped Allied arrest following World War II, and reinvented his life in Egypt.  He was pursued over several decades by investigators, namely Alfred Aedtner in alliance with Simon Wiesenthal, and died before the discovery of his whereabouts.  Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet speak with NPR's Guy Raz at Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.  

About the Authors

Nicholas Kulish

Nicholas Kulish is a foreign correspondent for The New York Times and is the newspaper's former Berlin bureau chief. For more information, visit nicholaskulish.com or on twitter @nkulish.


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Souad Mekhennet

Souad Mekhennet is an associate at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.  For more information, visit the author on twitter @smekhennet.


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"The Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim"

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