2020 Festival – Episode 1.
In The Ratline, his riveting real-life thriller, Philippe Sands offers a unique account of the daily life of senior Nazi SS Brigadefuhrer Otto Freiherr von Wachter and his wife, Charlotte. Drawing on a remarkable archive of family letters and diaries, he unveils a fascinating insight into life before and during the war, as a fugitive on the run in the Alps and then in Rome, and into the Cold War.
In this episode Philippe Sands talks about The Ratline with UCD’s Professor Robert Gerwarth. This event was presented in co-operation with the Holocaust Education Trust of Ireland and was recorded via Zoom on the 4th October 2021.