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17th Oct 2019

Age Range
All ages

Newbridge Community Library

Athgarvan Road
W12 W861

Dachau to the Dolomites with author Tom Wall - Readers Festival

Dachau to the Dolomites with author Tom Wall

Thursday, 17th of October / 8pm / Newbridge Community Library

(045) 448 353 /

Tom Wall will talk about his first book, Dachau to the Dolomites: The Untold Story of the Irishmen, Himmler’s Special Prisoners and the End of WWII. It concerns a dramatic but little-known story of a group of prominent Nazi SS hostages transported from various concentration camps to a remote Alpine valley in the final days of the Third Reich. Five Irishmen were among the 160 prisoners whom Himmler and other SS leaders attempted to use as barter to save the regime or, as a final resort, themselves. Theirs is an astonishing and epic tale encompassing heroic endurance, escape, betrayal, tragedy and love.

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