|Hunting Hitler (2015–)|
|Rating: 7.2/10 (182 votes)|
Stars: Tim Kennedy
Genre: Documentary, History, Reality-TV
Released: 10 Nov 2015
|Plot: Utilizing FBI files declassified in 2014, Bob Baer assembles a team to review the leads contained therein, consider the reported 1945 death of Adolph Hitler, the WW II Fuhrer of Nazi Germany, and conduct a feasibility study on whether he escaped Germany, faked his death, and migrated to South America.|
Hunting Hitler: Series 1
An FBI cold case, kept secret for over 70 years sends an international team of world renowned investigators on the ultimate manhunt in search of justice and to finally answer the question: Did Adolf Hitler survive WWII?
In early 2014, the FBI declassified hundreds of pages of top secret documents proving that top officials in the U.S. Government not only believed that Hitler escaped Germany, but were also secretly spending millions of dollars trying to track him down. A memo from J. Edgar Hoover himself states: “American Army officials in Germany have not located Hitler’s body nor is there any reliable source that will say definitely that Hitler is dead.”
With these newly released FBI files as their guide, the team will approach this investigation in the hopes of solving the mystery surrounding the demise of one of the biggest criminals of all time. Whether they are investigating a mysterious Nazi lair deep in the Argentinian jungle or diving for evidence of a missing U-Boat that could of shuttled Hitler to South America, our team will focus on the tried and tested tactics for solving a fraudulent death case: follow the money, where was the subject last seen, eyewitness reports, make contact with known associates, and forensics. Armed with new clues and cutting edge technology, this crack team of investigators will uncover what Hitler’s movements could have been after the fall of the Nazi Empire.
Part 1: The Hunt Begins
Armed with 700 pages of recently declassified FBI documents, twenty-one year CIA veteran Bob Baer and war crimes investigator Dr. John Cencich begin a worldwide investigation into what happened to Adolf Hitler at the end of WWII. First stop on their hunt is a small town in Argentina with mysterious Nazi ties where an FBI report places Hitler residing three-and-a-half months after he was believed dead.
Part 2: Secret Nazi Lair
Tim Kennedy, US Army Special Forces, joins archeologists Philip Kiernan and Daniel Schavelzon to explore a mysterious Nazi complex deep in the jungles of Argentina. The three-building site yields a trove of Nazi artifacts as well as evidence of a structure of unexplained opulence. Lenny DePaul, former US Marshall, begins an investigation in Berlin to determine if Hitler could have faked his death
Part 3: Escape from Berlin
After determining that Hitler could have faked his own death, Lenny uncovers a mass Nazi exodus from Templehof airport the day after Hitler was last seen in public, and one of the planes had Hitler’s personal baggage on it. Then, the team finds underground tunnels linking the Fuhrer bunker and Tempelhof Airport, where Hitler could have escaped Berlin via a plane.
Part 4: The Tunnel
The team investigates General Franco’s summer palace as a possible landing strip for Hitler’s plane and uncovers a giant Nazi Swastika hidden in a nearby cemetery. By following the flow of Nazi Gold, the team discovers the town of Vigo and a secret U-Boat docking site that could have aided Hitler in an escape out of Spain.
Part 5: Ratlines
Lenny DePaul and Gerrard Williams discover the presence of escaping Nazi soldiers at the Samos Monastery, as well as an eyewitness placing Hitler at the same monastery. Speaking with the eyewitness the investigation is pointed to a possible plane landing site as well as a German run radio tower and landing strip in the area. After looking into both sites and finding rudimentary GPS equipment, the team concludes that Hitler could have landed, traveled through, and exited Spain towards South America.
Part 6: Hitlers Safehouse
Based on FBI files on Hitler’s health it is determined that the Fuhrer could not have made the long journey from Spain to South America in one non-stop trip. They decide the Canary Islands as the most logical stopping place. Lenny DePaul and Gerrard Williams uncover a documented Nazi presence on the island of as well as an enormous underground naval and U-boat base connected to the Nazi military, previously unknown to the public. Guided by the FBI files and an OSS most wanted list of Nazis, The team concludes that it was possible for Hitler to seek rest and refuge on the island on his way to where the team has determined a U-boat carrying Hitler could have arrived.
Part 7: Friends in High Places
Following declassified FBI files that link Hitler’s U-boat unloading site to a massive German owned estate in the Southern Andes, the team uncovers the town of Bariloche and the Inalco House, where Hitler could have stayed. After trying to gain access to the property with aerial drones and a secret swim through the water, the team is able to take photos of the mysterious interior as well as finds a vent that could lead to a bunker.
Part 8: Hitlers Plane
In the climax of the investigation, the head of the team leads a search of two marshes in the heart of Bogota that are listed in the declassified FBI files as being the location of a submerged plane that transported Hitler to the area. Using historical maps and cutting edge technology the team corroborates information from the FBI file and finds evidence of a suspicious object buried deep in the mud of a marsh matching the description within the files, which could be a plane!