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In this docuseries, the stories of fugitives Nazis who escaped justice after World War II but who were tracked down later are told. The format of the show includes interviews with historians and witnesses who recount the process of tracking down the bad guys. The series originally aired on the National Geographic cable network.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on AHC
1 Season, 8 Episodes
May 9, 2017
Documentary & Biography
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Nazi Fugitives Full Episode Guide

  • How Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal tracked down fugitive war criminal Franz Stangl in Brazil. Stangl was responsible for the murder of over 800,000 people.

  • French investigators hunt down Paul Touvier, a pro-Nazi sympathizer who was responsible for murdering both Jews and resistance fighters. This 'Hangman of Lyon' hid himself with the assistance of a right wing group associated with the Catholic Church.

  • The story of German housewife Beate Klarsfeld and her husband Serge, who helped track down former Paris Gestapo chief Kurt Lishka. Lishka ordered the arrest and murder of over 33,000 Jews yet lived as a free man in Germany for years.

  • A half-century after the war, American journalists track down former Gestapo officer Erich Priebke, allegedly responsible for some of Italy's worst atrocities who fled to Argentina after the war.

  • The husband and wife team of Serge and Beate Klarsfeld worked tirelessly to have Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie extradited from Bolvia to stand trail in France. Barbie known as "The Butcher of Lyon" was responsible for the deaths of 10,000 French Jews.

  • The hunt for Adolf Eichmann, considered by many to be one of the main architects of the Holocaust.

  • The story of how Israeli secret service agents traveled to South America to assassinate Nazi war criminal Herbert Cukurs. Known as the Hangman of Riga, Cukurs was responsible for the deaths of over 30,000 Latvian Jews.

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