Electrifying true stories track a select band of secret agents and avengers, who hunted some of history’s most evil men and brought them to justice.
S01:E01 - Herbert Cukurs
Herbert Cukurs is an officer in the Latvian Air Force and his country’s most celebrated pilot. But after the Nazi invasion, he earns the nickname The Hangman of Riga after joining forces with the fascists, and is responsible for the extermination of 30,000 Latvian Jews. 20 years later, Cukurs is living quietly in Sao Paolo, Brazil. That is, until the Israeli secret service tracks him down.
S01:E02 - Adolf Eichman
One of the world’s most notorious Nazi war criminals, Adolf Eichmann, is living incognito on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Known as the architect of Hitler’s final solution and directly culpable for the murder of six million Jews, the methodical killer and former Lieutenant Colonel of the SS is now himself a hunted man. Can the Israeli secret service track him down and bring him to justice?
S01:E03 - Klaus Barbie
As the Gestapo chief in Lyon, Klaus Barbie has the blood of 10,000 French Jews on his hands. But rather than being imprisoned after the war, he’s instead hired by the CIA as an anti-communist agent, and eventually escapes to Latin America where he lives undetected for decades. That is, until Beate Klarsfeld, a middle-class German housewife vows to track him down.
S01:E04 - Erich Priebke
As one of the highest-ranking Gestapo officers in Rome during the war, Erich Priebke is responsible for one of Italy’s worst atrocities. He later escapes to Argentina where he eludes justice for 50years. That is, until a high-profile team of American TV journalists stumbles onto his trail. They find Priebke in a German-speaking alpine resort town in the Andes. But can they capture him on camera?
S01:E05 - Joseph Mengele
Arguably the most notorious Nazi fugitive of all, Dr. Joseph Mengele earned the nickname the ‘Angel of Death’ for his perverse and sadistic experiments at Auschwitz-Birkenau. After the war, Mengele escaped to Buenos Aires where he lived the high life on the run. That is, until 1959 when the West German government indicted him for mass murder and demanded his extradition.
S01:E06 - Kurt Lischka
As the Gestapo Chief in Paris, Kurt Lischka orders the largest mass arrest in French history and is responsible for the murder of 33,000 Jews. But instead of being tried for his crimes, Lischka enjoys a quiet life and successful career after the war thanks to a legal loophole protecting Nazis like him from prosecution. Serge and Beate Klarsfeld are determined to bring him to justice.
S01:E07 - Paul Touvier
One of France’s worst wartime villains, Paul Touvier is an anti-Semitic traitor who terrorizes his own countrymen. As the leader of a pro-Nazi paramilitary police force, he relishes his job of hunting down ‘enemies of the state’ and murdering Jews and resistance fighters alike, earns the nickname the ‘Hangman of Lyon’. After 40 years in hiding, a French investigator is determined to hunt him down.
S01:E08 - Gustav Wagner/Franz Strangl
As the Nazi officer in charge of three Polish extermination camps, Franz Stangl is responsible for the murder of 800,000 people. After the war Stangl leads a comfortable life in Brazilian exile. That is until Simon Wiesenthal receives a tip about Stangl’s whereabouts. Stangl is arrested in 1967. And thanks to Stangl’s admission Wiesenthal sets out to capture, the ‘Beast’ of Sobibor, Gustav Wagner.