Hunting Down the Nazis

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Hunting Down the Nazis
Part 2
Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  October 23, 2018

For the first time, a film recounts the story of the long pursuit of Nazis in hiding from 1945 to the present day. Sixty years of investigations, setbacks, trials and dramas, brought about principally by three extraordinary individuals - the Austrian, Simon Wiesenthal, and the German/French couple, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld. Simon Wiesenthal, a survivor of the death camps, is hunting down his torturers, from the camp Kapos to Mengele, the mad doctor of Auschwitz. The lawyer and historian Serge Klarsfeld, whose father was deported and murdered, has devoted his life to searching for the highest level Nazis still at large. He married Beate, a German non-Jew who denounces the silence of her people and the laws which allow these criminals to remain unpunished. She begins by slapping Chancellor Kiesinger in public, who was one of the officials responsible for Nazi propaganda. As a result of their efforts, Gestapo killers like Kurt Lischka, Herbert Hagen and Klaus Barbie who was responsible for the death of Jean Moulin, come to be unmasked and put on trial.

For the first time, a film recounts the story of the long pursuit of Nazis in hiding from 1945 to the present day. Sixty years of investigations, setbacks, trials and dramas, brought about principally by three extraordinary individuals - the Austrian, Simon Wiesenthal, and the German/French couple, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld. Simon Wiesenthal, a survivor of the death camps, is hunting down his torturers, from the camp Kapos to Mengele, the mad doctor of Auschwitz. The lawyer and historian Serge Klarsfeld, whose father was deported and murdered, has devoted his life to searching for the highest level Nazis still at large. He married Beate, a German non-Jew who denounces the silence of her people and the laws which allow these criminals to remain unpunished. She begins by slapping Chancellor Kiesinger in public, who was one of the officials responsible for Nazi propaganda. As a result of their efforts, Gestapo killers like Kurt Lischka, Herbert Hagen and Klaus Barbie who was responsible for the death of Jean Moulin, come to be unmasked and put on trial.

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