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Nazi Hunters is a show that documents people whose sole purpose is to hunt down those individuals who committed atrocious crimes during the World War II era. They travel the entire world looking for these individuals and they have become very adept at searching for them in the most unlikely of places. In addition, they employ a number of different methods of dealing with them once they have located them.

This show documents the travels of these individuals as they crisscross the entire globe looking for those who have committed serious war crimes and are now in hiding. Their goal is to find each and every Nazi that committed these terrible crimes and deal with them accordingly.

Wednesdays at 8:00 pm et/pt on National Geographic
1 Season, 21 Episodes
December 1, 2010
Cast: Fred Napoli, Guy Walters
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Nazi Hunters Full Episode Guide

  • The case against Hermann Goering, the Luftwaffe commander in chief who founded the Gestapo in 1933 and was named Hitler's successor in 1941.

  • In 1987, two wanted men prepared to face justice: SS officer Klaus Barbie and John Demjanjuk, who was 89 and charged with 27,900 counts of murder.

  • The hunt for SS officer Adolf Eichmann, who organized the transport of Jews to the death camps. He escaped from U.S. custody after the war, was captured in 1960, and was executed in 1962.

  • The story of Nazi general Reinhard Heydrich, who chaired the infamous Wannsee Conference (which approved the Final Solution). He died in 1942 of injuries from an ambush near Prague.

  • The story of Jewish vigilantes who, after the WWII, tracked down known Nazis and killed them; and plotted to poison the water supplies of Munich, Berlin, Nuremburg, Hamburg and Weimar.

  • The search for Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, who experimented on Auschwitz inmates.

  • The story of Albert Speer, Hitler's architect who became minister of armaments and war production in 1942. At the Nuremberg trials, he accepted responsibility for the actions and atrocities of the Third Reich and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

  • The search for Franz Stangl, the Nazi commandant of the Treblinka and Sobibor death camps in Poland.

  • The search for Joachim Peiper, a Waffen-SS officer whose unit massacred the captured American 285th Field Artillery Observation Battalion in December 1944.

  • 1944: Nearly a hundred SAS troops launched a secret operation in Eastern France to help Patton's men reach the Rhine, pursued by Gestapo commandos.

  • Martin Bormann oversaw genocide of unequalled cruelty and ferocity. In the last hours, he would escape Hitler's Reich Chancellery bunker and vanish.

  • Over 20,000 died making Hitler's "Vengeance," a rocket designed to kill civilians indiscriminately. America kidnapped the project's figurehead.

  • A French investigator hunts for wartime villain Paul Touvier, the pro-Nazi "Hangman of Lyon" who murdered both Jews and resistance fighters.

  • The chain of events that led to the incarceration of Franz Stagnl and the confession that opened up the hunt for Gustav Wagner.

  • German housewife Beate Klarsfeld and her husband set out to nab former Gestapo chief Kurt Lischka, who ordered the arrest and murder of 33,000 Jews.

  • A half-century after the war, American journalists track down Erich Priebke, a former Gestapo officer responsible for one of Italy's worst atrocities.

  • In 1960, the Israeli secret service scours Buenos Aires for Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi war criminal directly culpable for the murder of 6 million Jews.

  • German housewife Beate Klarsfeld and her husband hunt for Klaus Barbie, "The Butcher of Lyon" responsible for the deaths of 10,000 French Jews.

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