To escape justice a Secret Service colonel masquerades as a Jewish refugee.
The thousand-year Reich is crumbling, and the Red Army races toward Berlin. As the senior leadership of the Nazi party burns its files and flees the country, Colonel Helmut von Schraeder takes a different approach. After years in charge of the concentration camp at Lublin, he knows the Russians will not spare him. And so he throws away his uniform and asks a plastic surgeon to give him a disguise no one will question: that of a Jew.
Schraeder disappears among the men and women he has spent the war torturing. When they are rescued, he is treated as a refugee. In Palestine he is swept up in the fight for Israeli independence, becoming a hero for a people he tried so desperately to destroy. But von Schraeder's past is not finished with him, and as the hate within his soul burns ever brighter, he knows he will have to answer for his crimes.
©1978 Robert L. Fish; This 2015 edition published by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Robert Fish's long-forgotten 1978 novel was later made into a 1989 t.v. movie called Twist of Fate, which was excellent, although this book on which it was based is far better. I enjoyed listening to this for the first time while re-reading the novel on kindle. The plot could never happen in real life, but Fish is talented enough to make you believe it might have. There is absolutely no way a Nazi war criminal could masqerade as a Jewish concentration camp victim and later become an Israeli General. Fiction is always stranger than the truth.
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