Next Episode of Hunting Hitler is
Season 2 / Episode 5 and airs on 14 December 2016 03:00
The FBI declassified over 700 pages of secret documents suggesting the possibility that Adolf Hitler may have survived and fled to South America after the fall of Nazi Germany. A recently unearthed memo from legendary FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover 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." HISTORY'S new eight-part series Hunting Hitler follows a team of renowned investigators as they reopen the world's most famous cold case in a definitive search to discover if one of history's most notorious war criminals, Adolf Hitler, actually survived World War II.
Bob Baer and John Cencich return with new experts and new technology to examine Hitler's possible escape from every angle. Armed with 14,000 declassified files from international intelligence agencies, the team opens new lines of inquiry in their investigation that spans thousands of miles. They return to Berlin, where Lenny DePaul and Sascha Keil discover an unknown fifth exit from Hitler's Fuhrerbunker. Knowing that Hitler had access to another way out of the bunker, they begin investigating areas that could have served as a makeshift runway out of Berlin. Meanwhile, Tim Kennedy and Alasdair Brooks, historical archaeologist, reunite with Daniel Schavelzon at the mysterious Nazi lair in Misiones, Argentina. They discover a new building that could be more than just a hideout–it could be a military compound!.
The team investigates makeshift runways pointing to a possible escape from Berlin by air; Lenny and historian James Holland investigate an airstrip and bunker system in Denmark; Tim and Alasdair unearth a possible Nazi compound in Argentina.
Bob and John's dual investigation continues in Europe and Argentina. While investigating makeshift runways as an escape from Berlin by air, the team finds reason to believe Hitler would have had a stopping point on the way to Spain. Following files that place Hitler in Denmark after the war, Lenny and James Holland head to Denmark, where they investigate an airstrip and a massive bunker system and meet with local experts to uncover Hitler's possible escape route. Still deep in the jungles of Misiones, Argentina, Tim and Alasdair unearth clue after clue that could make this area a Nazi militarized compound. Terraced structures, man-made walls and defensible outposts all point to a heavily guarded area--perfectly set up to protect a high value Nazi target.
Bob and John's investigation leads them to Northern Spain, where a declassified document shows Hitler and a close associate, Leon Degrelle, could have moved from Denmark to San Sebastian, Spain. James Holland and Mike Simpson hit the ground in Spain, where they discover several eye witnesses, a satellite of the Third Reich, and what could be a Nazi communications center. The South American team is in Misiones, Argentina, where they are able to speak with a living relative of Herman Goering. The team uncovers another eyewitness in the area, who claims his father worked for Martin Bormann, Hitler's right-hand man, after the end of the war. Because Bormann was believed dead in 1945, this bombshell lead could open a whole new path of the investigation.
While following leads on a Nazi escape network, the teams in Southern Spain and Northern Argentina both make discoveries of vast tunnel systems in the mountains.
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