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The Hunt for Nazis: The Real-Life Captures That Inspired The Debt

Posted August 22, 2011 to photo album "The Hunt for Nazis: The Real-Life Captures That Inspired The Debt"

John Madden’s THE DEBT tells the tale of a trio of Mossad agents who hunted down a wanted Nazi war criminal. We explore the stories of the many real-life Nazi war criminals who went into hiding after the war, and the people who tracked them down to bring them to justice.

The Debt's Hunt for Nazi Criminals
Nazi War Criminals After the War
Adolf Eichmann, the Transportation Administrator
Capturing Eichmann
Josef Mengele, the
Mengele's Escape
Martin Bormann, Hitler's Private Secretary
The Hunt for Martin Bormann
Martin Bormann's Death
Barbie's Hunters
The Trial of Klaus Barbie
Aribert Ferdinand Heim,
Erich Rajakowitsch
Franz Paul Stangl,
Hermine Braunsteiner Ryan
Herberts Cukurs
Dinko Šakić
Martin Bormann's Death

Martin Bormann's Death

Bormann’s alleged skull

Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal said at a 1967 press conference that evidence indicated Bormann was living in South America. And Ladislas Farago, author of Aftermath: Martin Bormann and the Fourth Reich (1974), made the case, based on government documents, that Bormann was alive and well in Argentina. Farago’s evidence was strong enough to convince Nuremberg Trial lawyer Robert M. W. Kempner to start an active investigation in 1972. Yet in December 1972, human remains were found near where Bormann was last seen and DNA tests carried out in 1998 determined that the skeleton was that of Bormann. Wiesenthal and others remained unconvinced. Some claim the skeleton was indeed Bormann’s, but had been planted there.