La disparition de Josef Mengele

October 29, 2018

• Title English : The disappearance of Josef Mengele
• Author : Olivier Guez
• Pages : 256 Sheets
• Publisher : The Pocket Book (August 22, 2018)
• Collection : Littérature
• ISBN-10 : 9782253073802
• ISBN-13 : 978-2253073802
• ASIN : 2253073806
• Product Dimensions : 10,8 x 1,7 x 17,7 cm
• Format Kindle : PDF, Docx and eBook
• Price : 7,20
• Rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 7/10

♦ Description : “1949: Josef Mengele arrives in Buenos Aires. Hidden under various pseudonyms, the former torturer at Auschwitz believes he can invent a new life. Argentina’s Perón is benevolent, the whole world wants to forget the Nazi crimes. But the hunt is resumed and he must flee to Paraguay and Brazil. His wandering will not experience a break … until his mysterious death on a beach in 1979.

How did the SS doctor slip through the cracks for thirty years?

An incredible dive in the heart of darkness: here is the dantesque odyssey of Josef Mengele in South America. The true romance of his postwar career.

A fantastically new novel. Frédéric Beigbeder, Le Figaro magazine.

Fascinating. Christophe Ono-dit-Biot, The Point.

The reader is caught in this chilling cavern. Hubert Prolongeau, Marianne.

With a vivid writing, at the edge of journalism and literature, Olivier Guez completes what the international community has failed to do: track down Josef Mengele until his last breath. Ariane Singer, Transfuge. Renaudot Prize 2017.”

Author Biography


“Olivier Guez”

Olivier Guez – is a French journalist and writer. After studying at Sciences-Po Strasbourg (1992-1996), then at the London School of Economics (1996-1997) and at the College of Europe in Bruges (1997-1998), he worked as a freelance journalist for several major international media, including The New York Times, The World, The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, The Figaro Magazine, The Express, The Point …

He worked in Brussels for “Libération” and carried out reports in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. He has also collaborated with Foreign Policy French edition, L’Arche, Transfuges, History, Books, The World’s Best, Cicero, Die Jüdische Allgemeine in Germany, Time in Switzerland, Gazeta Wyborcza in Poland. Between 2000 and 2005, he was a reporter at the International Economic Service of the Tribune. He carries out surveys and reports on Central Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, the European Union, the geopolitics of oil.

It is from this period that his first book, written in collaboration with Frédéric Encel, “The Great Alliance” (2003). He is credited with “L’Impossible Retour, a history of Jews in Germany since 1945” (2007), but also a first novel entitled “The Revolutions of Jacques Koskas” (2014), as well as a very stimulating “Praise of the ‘dodge’ (2014). In 2016, he won the German Best Screenplay Award for the film “Fritz Bauer, a German Hero”, directed by Lars Kraume in 2015. Olivier Guez is finalist of the Landerneau Prize for readers and has received the 2017 Renaudot Prize for his biographical novel “The Disappearance of Josef Mengele”. After living in Berlin, London, Brussels and Managua, he has been living in France since 2009.”

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