Hear Philippe Sands in conversation with Trudy on the story behind his newest book The Ratline.
Philippe offers a unique account of the daily life of a senior Nazi and fugitive, and of his wife. Drawing on a remarkable archive of family letters and diaries, he unveils a fascinating insight into life before and during the war, on the run, in Rome, and into the Cold War. Eventually the door is unlocked to a mystery that haunts Wächter's youngest son, who continues to believe his father was a good man - what happened to Otto Wächter, and how did he die?
Philippe Sands is Professor of Law at University College London and a practising barrister at Matrix Chambers. He frequently appears before international courts, including the International Criminal Court and the World Court in The Hague, and has been involved in many of the most important cases of recent years, including Pinochet, Congo, Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Iraq and Guantanamo. He is a frequent contributor to the FINANCIAL TIMES, GUARDIAN, NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS and VANITY FAIR, makes regular appearances on radio and television, he is president of English PEN and on the board of the Hay Festival. He is the author of the Baillie Gifford Prize-winning East West Street.
Trudy Gold is a regular teacher and presenter at JW3 and senior consultant on Holocaust Education. She is one of the community’s leading Holocaust educators who has taught adults and children on Holocaust and anti-racist issues for more than 40 years in the UK and abroad, including in China. She edited the resource Lessons of the Holocaust, distributed to more than 3,000 schools, and is a founding member of the British delegation of what is now the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. In 2018 JW3 honoured Trudy with a special award for her achievements and outstanding contribution.