TV Review: ‘Hunting Hitler’

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In politics, there’s an unwritten rule that whoever first evokes Hitler should lose the argument. The same really ought to apply to television, as the channel still known as History – for reasons that remain increasingly elusive and hard to justify – trots out “Hunting Hitler,” an eight-part series devoted to newly released documents that supposedly raise possibilities the Nazi leader escaped Germany, as opposed to dying in a bunker. Seriously, guys, what’s next, “Hitlernado?”

The series is derived from 700 pages of FBI material, declassified in 2014, indicating that the bureau continued to probe the question of whether Adolf Hitler might have actually survived World War II, fleeing to Argentina. And obviously, that’s a tantalizing line of inquiry, having spurred conspiracy theories for decades.

“Hunting Hitler,” however, proceeds to trivialize the topic by treating it like any other reality show – TNT’s “Cold Justice,” only with the mother of all 70-year-old cold cases, one that incidentally involves a perpetrator of mass genocide.

Seeking a patina of respectability, the producers enlist CIA veteran Bob Baer, who provided the basis for the movie “Syriana,” and still seems to be dining out on the fact that George Clooney played him. At least Baer sounds relatively sober, insisting he has no agenda except to “For once and all, settle this damn thing.”

After that, though, “Hunting Hitler” becomes just another silly reality show, with a crack team of investigators that almost instantly flits off to Argentina, chasing down leads that, in the first hour, add up to a whole lot of nothing. In fact, if viewers were to take a shot of alcohol every time someone uses a phrase like, “There could have been … ” or, “There’s a chance that Hitler might have come here … ” or, “If there was in fact a bunker …,” they would be plastered by the second or third commercial break.

Desperate to create a sense of suspense, the team keeps talking to Argentinians who look at them like they’re crazy, while employing high-tech gizmos like “ground-penetrating radar” – intended to unearth evidence of a secret bunker – that might as well be Monty Python’s machine that goes “bing.” There are also plenty of references to the search for Osama bin Laden, which really isn’t directly analogous to what’s transpiring here.

Baer keeps reminding the audience how deadly serious this all is, saying at one point, “It’s not a movie. This is a real investigation.” Perhaps so, but it’s dressed up in a manner that makes it hard to distinguish from any number of series on channels like A&E or Investigation Discovery, while cynically trading off Hitler’s name, which harbors enough interest to potentially make this a ratings success. (History notes that the program will air in more than 180 countries.)

In more pragmatic terms, based on the opener, it’s simply hard to imagine how the producers can possibly wring another seven hours out of this hunt. Because while the teased moments will include a future episode that involves diving for evidence of a U-boat that could have ferried Nazis out of Germany, “Hunting Hitler” begins taking on water long before that.

TV Review: 'Hunting Hitler'

(Series; History, Tues. Nov. 10, 10 p.m.)

Production

Produced by Karga Seven Pictures.

Crew

Executive producers, Emre Sahin, Sarah Wetherbee, Kelly McPherson, Jason Wolf, Tim Healy. 60 MIN.

Cast

With: Bob Baer, John Cencich

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  1. Asdfg says:

    Hunting Hitler is one of the best tv shows ever! I’m being earnest! BTW! Jess Mee sucks!

  2. Jess Mee says:

    “Hunting Hitler” is a load of BS. The people involved with that have already been caught in one blatant lie. Fraud.

  3. Chris says:

    I believe that either Hitler died in the bunker or escaped. Which is true, I don’t think we’ll ever know.

    I believe governments lie to people, sometimes for ‘security’ reasons, sometimes for cover things up, due to embarrassment, and lastly to make themselves look good, believing that the public want their government to be ‘on top of the situation’.

    If, Hitler survived, I honestly believe the governments of the west and Russia would cover it up.

    Think about it, he was typically ‘sold’ as the one person who did everything, who planned everything, who decided everything, hell he probably drove all the trains too.

    And therein lays the problem, to make a war ‘saleable’ too often we see governments use a figurehead, because they, the government believe, its a simpler message than an organization is responsible. We see that with Ben Laden, Mad dog Qaddafi (the gov. moniker not mine), etc etc.

    So after WW2 is complete, the Reich is destroyed, you ‘HAVE TO’ have the figurehead destroyed, if you don’t, you allow people to speculate – what good are the government? what was the point of it all? and what about all those that died?

    The problem is that the above paragraph, the resentment, the questions, the investigations, could bring down a government, or literally stall a government as no-one would have confidence in it.

    That is, and will always will be, a good enough reason to say, ‘Hitler killed himself’, it brings closure to the whole matter. And after 17 years in Afghanistan, I could see why if i was the government I would do the same.

    If only because, you know the infrastructure is smashed, you know its over, and if he did ‘escape to Chile’, you can always deal with it using less opaque methods, like using the cia.

    As for the tv show, it’s a highlight reel of, people and places that are real, of possibilities that may have happened, and if anything shows people today just how large the whole of the German Reich’s reach was.

    What’s terrifying is that a $2m an episode, the amount of repeated information, again and again, really only makes the episode 15min a most, and it didn’t need to be that way.

    There is no reason not to make it like a ‘treasure hunt’, apart from the obvious debasement, and lack of hard details, but you know that’s where we’re at as a society.

    Short sharp soundbites, overselling the conclusions, fast cut camerawork, but that’s not the tv production comanys fault, they are selling a product, that’s the real problem.

    Today we’re selling the program as the product, not the product as a means – to gain enlighten.

  4. Mark moore says:

    At this time I see that there are no comments in regards to the Garrison compound on the Rio Parana the building that was built to house soldiers I see no comment whatsoever the fact that this building was built solely to house soldiers leaves me wondering why no one would comment about the evidence that suggests Beyond suggestion that this was a military site

  5. Robert says:

    You’re a closed minded fool. First ground penetrating radar isn’t a “gizmo” as you call it, it has been used in many investigations to find crucial evidence. So, you’re already discredited yourself.
    Anyone can see you are a biased non thinking person just with that information. Next, you claim all the Argentinians look at them like they are crazy, when in reality, many of them are eager to help in the investigation. Next, the FBI files have documents which have real agents reporting having seen Hitler, after the war, are they lying risking their positions for a hoax? There is a lot more I could call you out on but I have better things to do with my time than argue with an idiot. My advice to viewers is to give the show a chance you will quickly see the bias of this review.

    • Shawn says:

      Robert, did you even read the FBI report?

      There is nothing to support your claims that FBI agents actually saw Hitler, only that there was an unreliable source who stated he saw him.

      “Because of the lack of sufficient information to support the story by “blank”, it is believed impossible to continue efforts to locate Hitler with the sparse information obtained to date.

      “Blank”, tells an apparently reliable story but admits there is some doubt in his mind as to whether “blank” is telling the truth.”

      Robert, you need to provide facts, not fiction and
      provide the truth. Stop misleading

    • Sugram22 says:

      what can u do its like in past when some smart ppl started to say world is round they were laughed at & ridiculed & burn on stake worst case scenario just cause they did not want to admit the truth cause they had different beliefs & thing haven’t changed much, just 1 thing ppl are not getting killed cause of that, but a lot of things in science & history has become about belief like religion. i believe its like this & i don’t care what u say ur evidence is fake (or circumstantial evidence) cause u want to write a book about & they try awry thing to debunk it what the other is saying, that’s why historians & scientist argue so much about their stuff, cause they are stuck with their beliefs discarding evidences & only see what they want to see even if they do bother to really investigate the other guys theory & some do it cause they do want to write a book

  6. Wayne says:

    Wow. You’ve clearly not watched the show nor the evidence in support. Testimony of pilot Baumgart that he had flown Hitler out of Germany together with no body (the bones tested in 2009 were NOT Hitlers) seems clear he did in fact escape. Why burn corpes?….if not to try and hide identity?….it wasn’t him. The allies of course had incentive to accept the bunker myth. If they failed to catch Hitler then they would look bad. We have been sold a lie for decades

  7. mike brown says:

    Fire this A-HOLE who wrote this , I don’t understand why investigative history no matter what the subject matter could be offensive to anyone . Must be some liberal want to change and hide history facts deal? Whatever the case he got it all wrong and obviously is needs to go to work for the NAACP with all the other snowflakes

    • Scott Thomas says:

      Agreed. I’m not seeing much in the way of a true refutation of the evidence from the show… just some dip$hit going “it’s like reality tv!!! Who reads this crap magazine anyways? Are these rejects from the New Yorker working there? Or rejects from the National Enquirer… either way the article was weak…and boring to boot.

    • Sugram22 says:

      i suspect its more about hes plan on writing a book & this will hurt hes sale, that’s how scholars & some scientists are they want to write or publish a book, but they can’t cause some1 is threatening that with hes…, & if its not that they are stuck with there beliefs & if any1 tries to… they will deny & try to debunk it & it offends them, the other guy with hes theory & investigating it. why else u think they fight about it so much, argue about so passionately ofc cause they are stuck to their beliefs util u get so hard solid proof that he can’t deny it no longer when most ppl are convinced with half what takes convincing him

  8. Mark moore says:

    It is said that this defendable site on the Rio Parana was never used for the purpose that this facility was constructed with such Herculean Herculean effort. the compound that housed the Detachment or company of wehrmacht soldiers. these dedicated men defended this location the perimeter was patrolled in the dead of night the guard posts where manned 24/7 as well as the Machine Shop Workshop building this building was a buzz 24/7 and like it or not this defendable site was attacked by civilian soldiers of sorts it would not be Fair to the men who gave their all to attack this facility on the Rio Parana to vacate to try and dislodge this German military presence on the Rio Parana so please acquiesce to the present moment we cannot travel back in time only a psychic remote viewer can do this for us and in doing so bypass all the ridiculous hot air the deceitful lies the ego trips associated with World War and so on men fought each other from different sides at this location men died on this location building these structures men fought and died attacking each other at this location you see it is not so simple to just labeled this Martin Borman casa and get a chuckle a light hearted chuckle out of the true reality of this manufacturing facility who had an overseer named Martin bormann , who arrived on location in the early forties to make sure to make certain success in every way possible. Adolf Hitler arrived shortly there of.

  9. Thierry la Frone says:

    I watched some episodes, untill I had seen too many instances of “Hitler would never … ” or the opposite, and heard speak about eye-witnesses who saw A.H. at place X, time Y, without taking into account the massive number of sightings, witnesses and even confessions in any high profile case. Missing persons are seen at dozens of locations many miles apart, simultaneously or almost. Not a word about the well-known phenomenon, nor about witness statements in general. Locations where rumors go are fitted in the fyourer’s alledged goal: a missile attack against the USA worst enemy. Not England, not Churchill or the Soviets, but the USA had become Hitler’s obsession. And driven him crazy, an have him get the idea of eliminating the nation as obstacle nr. 1, with a missile attack. A 4th Reich with no army, no citizens and no land, starting World War III using all the weaponry it has in one blow. An nobody at his side to tell him this isn’t going to work.

    Seeing one of the investigators use his hand held GPS 6 layers of tunnels deep underground in Berlin, to mark his location, only illustrated what was already clear to me by then: this is not science, nor journalism, this is entertainment. Show.

  10. fred says:

    well…I liked the show. maybe a Hitler double made it to Argentina. but that was not Hitler’s body in Germany outside the bunker.

  11. WR Roberts says:

    I was a cop for 23 years. Those morons could not catch the clap in a New Orleans whorehouse. Simon Weisanthal hunted real Nazis that were actually alive. Too bad they did not give him a series and recount his work. .

  12. Rand Kristoffersen says:

    I have important information for Bob Baer what is his email address?

  13. There’s a good series to be made about the “rat line” used by fleeing Nazis. There’s a laughably bad series to be made about Hitler’s survival and escape: this is it. After failing to complete the plan for World Domination (copyright E.L. Wisty) whilst in possession of all the resources of the Third Reich – including the managerial genius of Albert Speer – apparently Hitler was on the fallback plan, creating an atomic bomb in a bicycle factory in Argentina. Of course he’d already tested a prototype in Thuringia whose traces, remarkably, hadn’t been noticed by the occupying powers. The absurdities never stop coming, fueled by unprecedented levels of confirmation bias.
    Bob Baer must be a laughing stock in his former profession. The expressions on his face in this series tend to indicate that he knows it’s total BS and has his mind firmly focused on his bank account.
    Actually, representing this farrago of nonsense as “historical research” is positively offensive as many ill-informed people will certainly believe it.

    • I’ve only just read some of the comments here and the last line of my observations above are well demonstrated in them. To refute all the incredible inaccuracies and misrepresentations in this series would take days and no-one’s paying me to do so. I doubt that many people who watch this series are likely to investigate the work of the people who actually know something about the end of the Third Reich but let me list just a few of them – you can look up their books easily enough –
      Professor Ian Kershaw
      Joachim Fest
      Anthony Beevor
      Albert Speer (who memorably said “If Hitler had a friend, that would have been me”)
      Professor Richard Evans
      Professor Martin Kitchen
      David Irving (!)
      Professor Richard Overy

      For those with a limited attention span even the movie “Downfall” will afford more understanding of Hitler’s fate than watching this series 50 times over. Everything in it is based on eye witness testimony. Many of the people who were in the bunker when Hitler and his wife Eva (nee Braun) killed themselves survived long after the war, among them
      Rochus Misch
      Otto Gunsch
      SS General Johan Rattenhuber
      Erich Kempke
      Traudl Junge (whose testimony is one of the most important of all – see it on YT)

      Albert Speer visited the bunker a couple of days before the suicides and left a compelling, if self-serving, account of Hitler’s situation.

      As for the “female DNA”, er, Eva Hitler was a woman.. although this series never mentions her despite the fact that she and Hitler were married and were demonstrably committed to one another.

      Hitler was almost certainly afflicted by Parkinson’s disease long before April 45 – see the last film of him handing out medals.He was in no shape to do anything.

      Hitler expressed to many people that he would kill himself because he feared ending up like Mussolini – he’d seen film of Il Duce and his mistress’ bodies dangling. He also said that he feared that the Russians would exhibit his body.

      Many of the “revelations” in the program are already well known – like planes being able to land on the East-West axis highway in central Berlin. These are presented as if this crew had “discovered” this stuff.

      One could go on and on.
      It’s total BS, and offensively so. Swallow it and you demonstrate that you are an ignoramus.

      • Nispy says:

        To Michael Anthony,

        Where you comment “why would hitler have sent his most trusted” to argentina. Well, no, his most trusted died in the bunker with his fsmily (goebels), or fled and tried to ‘sell him out’ (himmler and goering).

        Is nobody that believes this show wondering why the top brass wouldnt have fled with him, instesd of surrendering to the allies or being caught and hanged?

        And where you say youve always believed hed have a doctor assist him in suicide, he did. He was given cyanide pills the day before by his personal doc. Killed his dog with them to test them out. Simply chose to do it another way.

      • Your theory already has holes in it. Mussolini died 2 days before you say Hitler did. Tell me how did he watch this film? CNN didn’t exist back then. The only way he could view it is if it was flown into Berlin from Italy. The time frame does not work. What the show does is raise the possibilities of how Hitler could have escaped. It also raises some questions. Why would Hitler put all those resources and man power into S. America. Why would he allow his most trusted to escape if he wasn’t planning on going too. Would governments lie and tell everyone Hitler was dead. Of course they would there would be mass hysteria with Hitlers on every corner. If thought dead why would the US and Soviet governments continue to look for Hitler long after the war? I never believed Hitler would have killed himself. I believe he would of had a Doctor assist him and gone quietly in his sleep. Stupidity is a closed mind. You sir are extremely close minded.

      • Cowa Bunga says:

        Eva Hitler allegedly died from cyanide, not a bullet through the top of her head (clearly visible in the skull). Hitler’s hand tremors in the film when he’s handing out medals were not necessarily Parkinson’s. Hitler’s personal doctor was keeping him pretty doped up at that point, or so I have read. The point is that so many “incredible inaccuracies and misrepresentations” are present in the propaganda we have all been fed since birth regarding Hitler, not to mention loads of disinformation and outright lies, that it is no wonder that everyone is likely off-base. This is done deliberately, because we are not allowed to know the real and awful truth of WW2. The true history is outrageous beyond belief.

      • Shawn says:

        Well said!

      • ScottPletcher says:

        Excellent overall. But Hitler did not see film of Mussolini and his mistress, he just heard about it. M wasn’t killed until April 28, and Hitler was dead by mid-afternoon of Apr 30. There just wasn’t time for the film to be made and someone to get a copy and actually get it to the bunker in (surrounded) Berlin.

      • Sugram22 says:

        & as for the female DNA, it was discovered that the so called Hitlers body was woman’s body so it could not have been Hitler’s body, that was the hole point

      • Sugram22 says:

        u said:
        Many of the “revelations” in the program are already well known – like planes being able to land on the East-West axis highway in central Berlin. These are presented as if this crew had “discovered” this stuff.

        Me:
        lol, this show never claimed they found it, discovered it, they follow the clues of the documents, in this documents they discovered the locations, example the planes being able to land on the East-West axis highway in central Berlin, that means some1 else has already discovered it & they just follow in their footsteps, they follow in footsteps of the ppl who discovered it so what u said is void, doesn’t matter, cause u misunderstood the documentary

  14. Nickolas Nunamaker says:

    Whoever wrote this column has no clue about history, nor obviously has any care. Doesn’t realize that the only TRUE artifacts found in hitler bunker were actually female in DNA. you sir. Are a crackpot. Obviously you need to educate yourself on history and how this lines up perfectly with the investigation that happened in russia when we went to check the “proof” of hitler killing himself.

    • Sugram22 says:

      i agree, ppl below do the same, they deny anything that goes against there beliefs, they just discard the evidence

    • Soul says:

      I totally agree with you. He is not a reporter at all. A reporter doesn’t waste time with reporting his own opinions especially if he never even watched the damn show! what a waste of time reading this junk.

  15. David Haynes says:

    What a load of bollocks this programme is, they would not show the photo which would have made know difference to the public it’s fake to make you watch more of the show, when you find evidence it has to put out so we can see and make our own judgement it’s bullshit, take the programme off its fake believe me. Dave from England.

  16. Captain of Industry says:

    The first episode was kind of hokey. It established the show as being somewhat like Monsterquest and Mysteryquest — two shows that tried to test “legends” and “mysteries” somewhat dispasionately. Sometimes they found the “monsters” they were looking for.

    Which is what makes Hunting Hitler exciting. The show is following real leads by the FBI and CIA, and in later seasons, other intelligence agencies. The investigators have great credentials, including a former CIA director and a former UN war crimes investigator. The ground crews are good as well, and have included highly experienced soldiers, US marshals, investigative journalists.

    Give this show a real try. Think about the world around you, and think about how many Nazis escaped Germany. It might freak you out.

  17. mark Fisher says:

    this critique of Hunting Hitler is ridiculouse. Im wathcing season 2 now, the amount of eye witnesses ans staements from respectable sources is astounding. i catn beleive that the world doesnt want to make this main headlines. Too often we are lied to by the people in charge and this was the Biggest Lie of them all. The FBI,CIA and other similar organisations wouldnt actively investigate and hold files on this if they didnt beleive it to be true.
    you have used one person ivolved as an example. what about the other respected members of the investigation team? CIA,FBI,RANGERS,SPECIAL FORCES etc…. You should work for CNN and continue spreading FAKE REPORTS

  18. David Harala says:

    Isn’t it up to “the ratings” to decide what gets carried or cancelled? There is so much the Govt. isn’t telling us about a lot of things; UFO’s for instance. Credible people have come forward with experiences and witnessed sightings. Are we now to think that the FBI & CIA unclassified documents are all BS.

    Lets not be led like “sheep” to Oak Island year after year as they dangle carrot after carrot.

    So I guess your saying nothing is real anymore!

  19. Brad says:

    The show is pure speculation, no proof of anything unless they find bones that can be DNA matched.

  20. Patricia Weinert says:

    I find this show very interesting. The first season was a bit slow, but the second season picked up. They were using science to verify their findings, science which was not available in 1945.

  21. D Morgan says:

    Having just watched a number of episodes of hunting Hitler’s on U.K. TV, I am discussed that they keep saying that USA obliterated the third reich. I would just like to point out that Britain and Russia were also in this war and lost a hell of a lot people, including some of my family. USA helped and that is it. They haven’t even acknowledged that we were, in this war, this is giving the wrong impression to the American people as they are so nieve and will believe anything. I understand I am too late for anything to be done, but it really pee’s me off.

  22. krcko says:

    sugram22 wrote:
    Fact 1 witnesses so only body & they can’t say for sure it was Hitler
    Fact 2 There were Tunnels what he could use to escape to stage hes own suicide
    Fact 3 cant remember the name of the place, the streets lamp posts were cut down so Plane could land there to take Hitler away
    Fact 4 a pilot confessed to MI6 that he flew Hitler to Denmark
    Fact 5 in America in the jungle there Hitlers hideout filed with medicine he needed
    Fact 6 the skull was proven to be females
    Fact 7 There are eyewitnesses that so Hitler alive

    U are ignoring all the facts & that is enough to convince me that he escaped

    Rambam yes said hes source said…, but who they asked on camera was actor, they investigate first & then make it in to TV series :D
    ___

    “Fact” 1 Not true, at least 4 people witnessed that they saw Hitler’s face in the room where he killed himself. I never seen any real investigators ignoring witnesses. You can learn a lot even from a hostile witness.

    “Fact” 2 He didn’t need tunnels at all, he could escaped without using them. Tunnels are there just to make it more like Indiana Jones or something.

    “Facts” 3&4 I didn’t watch s 02 and I don’t intend to. Season 01 was more than enough for me, but that theory is from “Grey Wolf: The Escape Of Adolf Hitler”, Gerrard Williams book and it’s ridiculous. For so many reasons…
    Let’s just say that Hitler had his personal pilot he flew with constantly from 1932 and who he considered a personal friend there in the bunker ready at the moment’s notice to fly him out. He had even a small plane stashed out somewhere when airports were destroyed, but Hiler left him in the bunker at the mercy of Russians and flew with some unknown pilot nobody ever heard of? Nobody apparently can find any record of said pilot anywhere in German records.

    Plus, now suddenly our “investigators” aren’t ignoring Nazi witnesses? How convenient for them.

    By changing everything it turns out that they admitted that they were lying in first season after all. Gerald Williams was in the show from day one, but he didn’t complain during season 1 that they are wrong about Tempelhof and “secret” tunnel… Strange.

    MI6 files? Hahaha, after them lying through all of season 01 about FBI files, public documents posted on the internet by US government, now I should trust some documents I cannot find? No!

    “Fact” 5 And only Hitler needed tummy medicine?

    “Fact” 6 I explained, as you don’t want to check anything your idols tell you, that it was a skull fragment found 1 year after the rest of it and even the scientists examining it said that it was taken out of context and was irrelevant. It was not part of the jawbone and section of upper teeth found immediately after Russians came to the bunker in 1945. Also there were women buried there, one of them, Mrs. Goebbels, shot herself. Who knows what else happen there in the year after the war…

    “Fact” 7 I’m sorry but “eyewitnesses” cannot be proof for anything.
    Some kids in Spain at the time convinced that they saw Hitler like he didn’t even shaved his mustache and changed the way he combs his hair at least. I don’t think they are reliable witnesses, not saying they are lying, but they probably mistaken him for someone else.
    In south America we have woman who didn’t even see him herself.

    Not to mention that Hitler didn’t look like the man they could see in newspaper pictures, devastated by Parkinson’s disease, feeling the consequences of failed assassination attempt and systematically drugged by his quack doctor he was shadow of his former self. That wasn’t publicly known fact at the time because all pictures were released through his personal photographer and he was very careful to protect Hitler’s image.

    I am Ignoring facts? What about fact that they changed completely their story about Hitler’s escape in season 2? And please don’t say that they just investigated that, like I said that “new” version was published in Gerrard Williams’ book “Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler” in 2011. Gerrard Williams is chubby British guy who likes to wear silk scarfs and in this show he is featured much, much more than your man-crush Steve Rambam.

    Great “investigation” in that case where Steve shows us what real detective doesn’t do… They really proved us everything that was said in the FBI file. Not.
    That actor told us really useful data after all. Not.
    It’s a comedy.

    • Sugram22 says:

      Fact 1 is true, they so Hitler in the bunker yes, but could not identify Hitlers corpse, no1 really so him pull the Trigger on himself, LOL i am in to woman, i am just familiar with some Steve Rambam’s work

      • Sugram22 says:

        @Watcher

        the eyewitnesses who so Hitler alive are reliable, but the ones that gave their testimonies about Hitlers death are not reliable, cause no1 could intensify the body being Hitlers cause body was covered & no1 so Hitler pull the trigger on himself

      • Watcher says:

        Well which is it? Are eyewitnesses reliable or not?

        “Fact” 1 Not true, at least 4 people witnessed that they saw Hitler’s face in the room where he killed himself. I never seen any real investigators ignoring witnesses. You can learn a lot even from a hostile witness.

        “Fact” 7 I’m sorry but “eyewitnesses” cannot be proof for anything.

  23. Roy Blog says:

    Great mini-series, exposing unpublished History was fascinating. Thank you History Channel for putting the mini-series together, supporting findings with documentation that had been held by the US gov and others.

  24. Phyllis says:

    I totally disagree with your review of this show‼ This is a ‘history’ lovers dream & to so trivialize it is just shameful. I pray YOU have nothing to do with it not airing last Tuesday evening. Bob Baer & his team are a joy to watch…have you actually watched it❓

  25. This series is absolute nonsense on so many levels it defies short description. It rests on totally erroneous foundations which, if examined, remove the raison d’etre of the whole ludicrous project. We’re repeatedly told that there is no evidence for Hitler’s death by suicide. This is nonsense. Many people who were present in the bunker whilst this occurred survived the war – and many of them also survived interrogation by Soviet intelligence with whom they spent a few relaxing years. With small variations they all told an identical story.
    The bunker “garden” was shelled heavily both during and after the incineration of Hitler and Eva Braun’s bodies however parts of both their jaws were retrieved by the Soviets and the bridgework and teeth identified by Hitler’s personal dentist. So much serious historical research has been done on this subject that the hopelessly inaccurate accounts of events in April 1945 presented in this series are simply laughable when they don’t simply avoid recounting anything which contradicts their fantasies.
    For example nobody would be flying out of Templehof after 25th April as by that time it was being obliterated by Soviet artillery, as was Gatow. Hanna Reitsch and Ritter von Greim – who are recounted as flying into Berlin to meet Hitler on the 28th actually landed their Fiesler Storch light aircraft on the East-West axis highway – as did Albert Speer. The number of inaccuracies and evasions about the last days in the bunker recounted in this farrago remove all credibility from what follows; not that what follows is in the main anything but laughable.
    There’s a good series to be made about the ratline that enabled so many Nazis to escape to South America and prosper there and the resources used in this program could have enabled such a series.
    As for Bob Baer, if his credulousness exhibited here is anything to go by it’s no wonder that the CIA took so long to locate Bin Laden. The guy must be a laughing stock in the intelligence community.

  26. Sugram22 says:

    @krcko Russian government is evil, all communist in the government, back then & right new, when Russian president was Boriss Jeltsin Russia was heading towards democracy & after hes death it headed back to old ways, media that is controlled by President & plotting how to get the hole world, i don’t hate rus ppl (i hate rus communists), they are just pawns, brainwashed sins the days of Empress, rus is neighbor country so we neighbors know how communists are

    u forgot this part what i wrote:
    in history Russia write how they freed us, yes they kicked Nazis out, but they used this as a cover to occupy us, & Rus treated us like SH (not gonna go in to details with this) when Ger treated us well, so if i would have lived back then & had a choice between 2 evils i would rather side with Ger & Beat Rus ass

    & Donald Trumb will be US Doom (if he continues Russian friendly path), he wants to be friends with Rus, u know what happened to last country that was Friends with Communistic Rus Leader? he was stabbed in the back & taken over by Rus, i am talking about Nazi Germany, Hitler got along with with Rus, but Rus just W8 until Ger gets tiered with War with allied forces & attacked Ger as well, if Donald continues that path u will be Russians bitches like hole EU was back then (maybe not in hes life time, but if next president is same as him u can be sure of that US future is Dark), communists always betray allies if it suits them, lucky me i so the end of soviet union, i was kid in 92 when it all started, 7 or 8 year old kid, 32 new

    Actually you are so naive, they are investigating it for real, Steve Rambam is good detective, he has hunted war criminals before, if this would be BS he would not be part of it, so i believe this show is not BS

    well after 20 or 30 years from new i get a good laugh when they prove that Hitler got away

    • krcko says:

      I gave you examples of how “investigators” are taking other peoples work and twist their conclusions to fit their story. Like skull fragment and FBI files, or they just ignore all the real witnesses and then present their imagination like facts….
      You refuse to check it yourself, but still keep repeating your earlier statements verbatim.
      That’s not how discussion should work.

      Like you keep saying Rambam is great detective who would never compromise his principals even after I pointed out to you precise moment in this show when he did exactly that. No real detective would ever put his informant in such a dangerous position by revealing to the evil Nazis that he is the one who talked about them. Or this show is BS, take your pick.

      • Sugram22 says:

        Fact 1 witnesses so only body & they can’t say for sure it was Hitler
        Fact 2 There were Tunnels what he could use to escape to stage hes own suicide
        Fact 3 cant remember the name of the place, the streets lamp posts were cut down so Plane could land there to take Hitler away
        Fact 4 a pilot confessed to MI6 that he flew Hitler to Denmark
        Fact 5 in America in the jungle there Hitlers hideout filed with medicine he needed
        Fact 6 the skull was proven to be females
        Fact 7 There are eyewitnesses that so Hitler alive

        U are ignoring all the facts & that is enough to convince me that he escaped

        Rambam yes said hes source said…, but who they asked on camera was actor, they investigate first & then make it in to TV series :D

    • Sugram22 says:

      i just felt like mentioning Donald Trumb to, despite that this is off topic here, i think its cause new talks about him this days a lot :D

    • Sugram22 says:

      when i wrote this i did not read ur hole post, u did not forget to mention that part

  27. krcko says:

    @Sugram22
    You “not gonna argue” but in the same sentence calling me ignorant. Translation: you don’t have any arguments except “bu-hu Russians are evil” and repeating all the crap “investigators” are pulling from their asses, but regardless, you are still willing to trow an insult my way.
    Well, thank you very much.

    I will repeat, your main argument is “trust this guys because Russians are evil and always lie”… And I am ignorant???

    You said: “…to get that right u need to listen both sides, but not Russian records, this are full of lies, this Documentary already proved my point, i never believe anything what comes from Rus leaders mouths, that Rus record are lie, cause eyewitnesses weren’t able to say it was Hitlers body, cause body was covered”
    Lot of hate for Russians, no logic at all, calling this reality crap documentary and repeating things “investigators” said as holy gospel without even thinking about it… If Hitler’s upper body was covered, could it be because he put a bullet trough his head? Probably common decency, not wanting to make his secretaries, Magda Goebbels and other civilians to watch content of fuhrers head while carrying him out. And what about people who covered him, did they see his face???

    Your example of Russians lying in their history books is hilarious: “in history they write how they freed us, yes they kicked Nazis out, but they used this cover to occupy us, & Rus treated us like SH ”
    Even you said they did free you from Nazis, so turns out that ALL they said in your example was the truth, they only omitted mentioning anything about inconvenient part for them. So it is possible to find some truth in the sea of their lies after all. Bye-bye to your biggest “argument”.

    And either you or the “investigators” still didn’t explain what is Russian motive for protecting Hitler after he killed at least 20 million of them?

    I explained that “investigators” lie and how you and everyone else can easily check that in the FBI files they base their series on. They are not lying only about FBI files, they are lying constantly about everything, but it’s best way to check in those files for all of you who are such fan boys of the “investigators” because they treat those files like their holly grail and you can’t dismiss those files as something tainted by Russians or Nazis or whoever…

    Once you read for yourself for example how FBI, just by inquiries through official channel’s, found out that Charata sighting is the hoax, or French agent from Cassino sighting is no agent at all, but actually wanted by French police, it should be crystal clear the “investigators” are not investigating anything but just pushing their fiction and hoping for army of brainwashed ignorant people to watch their sensationalistic crap so that they can milk it for as much seasons as possible…

    Budget of 2 million dollars per episode in s01, who knows how much in s 02… No wonder Tim Kennedy doesn’t want to go back in UFC, he said it himself money is better in reality…

    Hell, even if you think FBI is lying it’s enough to read sighting reports… How the guy is explaining that some other guy heard from some guys he was commuting with about Hitler’s whereabouts. Rock solid and I’m ignorant, yeah… Or how “French agent” had a long conversation with Eva Hitler’s niece in Cassino in 1947. Her niece was born in 1945 apparently. I wonder why “investigators” didn’t mention that “fact”???

    For some reason you didn’t check it yourself, but instead you are still so confident in “investigators” and I am apparently ignorant because I don’t take everything they say at face value.

    You apparently have high regard for this Steve Rambam guy? “Steve Rambam is good detective, if this would be BS he would not be part of it, so i believe this show is not BS ”
    The guy who promised the witness scared for his life that he can divulge the information to him in confidence, and then immediately told in camera to the whole world everything his informer told him? That Steve Rambam? No, I am ignorant, this show is no BS and that is how good detectives protect their sources. Now every new informant for Steve knows what to expect.

    You said: “my point Democratic countries do not write history as they like it, they write truth,”
    Buahahahaha… And you call ME ignorant?
    Are you talking about Denmark? Then maybe…
    If you talking about USA, the protector of world freedom and democracy then just remember Iraq and WMD… If you are old enough to remember, I’m starting to think you’re not. We will not even go in all the conspiracy theories like Pearl Harbour, assassinations on JFK and his brother, 9/11, or all the proxy wars where they “protected freedom” of their citizens 10000 km from their borders… Or CIA organized coups d’état all over the world…

    In another comment you claim: “there were a lot of Tunnels leaving from Hitlers bunker, & they showed meany ways Hitler could have escaped + in season 2 ep1 they showed 1more option & i bet they will show more escape routs, just finishes s2 ep1 “
    You just blindly believe all the crap “investigators” feed you? And call me ignorant?
    You see, problem with this is that if Hitler escaped on april 21, as they claim, he could do that without using tunnels. He could have reached both Tempelhof or Gatow airport without need for any tunnel at all.
    By all accounts Soviets arrived on Tempelhof airfield on april 25… From the south… Hitler’s bunker was north of Tempelhof. Why are “investigators” lying that Hitler needed tunnels because of all of Russian soldiers roaming around on april 21?

    And what about before that? If he wanted to run, why not when all of his cronies except Goebbels and Bormann left Berlin and even begged him to go with them?
    He could have organized the same “scam” with dental identification in Berghof for example, without risk of getting killed for real… But wait a minute, you are not even claiming it was his “scam”, your theory is that Russians did that FOR him… I’m ignorant, for sure…

    Another one of your gems: “i bet that documentary that u watched is older then Hunting Hitler, their team sent the skull to lab & there it was said its a woman’s skull”.
    Man you are killing me, this is hilarious, you are really convinced this “investigators” are investigating something for real???
    Again, DNA test was done by someone else in 2009, and those people that did it said that it’s irrelevant because skull fragment was found whole year after the rest of remains and therefore could belong to anybody.
    Not to mention that we know of 2 women that ended up in that garden. Eva Hitler fits by age, but shouldn’t have the bullet hole. Magda Goebbels fits by bullet hole since she shot herself there, but was 3 years older then 20-40 DNA result… Not so much older, less than 10% mistake, could it be hers?
    DNA test didn’t prove that Hitler wasn’t there, or that jawbone used for his identification belong to someone else. It proved only that skull fragment with bullet hole Russians found in 1946, then lost in their archive for years, only to be found in the 90s in blue box with inscription “Blue Ink – For Fountain Pens” belongs to some woman.

    This is so funny, I can not believe you wrote this: “history books have not yet been overwritten cause their investigation isn’t finished yet, “

    Actually you are so naive it is hard for me to laugh when I feel sorry for you. Again, you really think that they investigate stuff for real. Poor guy…
    No, no, producers have their story to sell to audience, hired actors are there to give everything some appearance of legitimacy, South American stories that are not misrepresented FBI letters are just recycled theories from Gerrard Williams’ and other conspiracy books and only the “evidence” that can be presented in the way to fit their narrative is included, everything else is ignored… That’s why this is reality show and no documentary.
    No history book will ever be overwritten or rewritten because of this “investigation”.

    I could go on, but I feel a bit tired. Feel free to keep parroting everything “investigators” say, keep on explaining to everyone that Russians lie 100% of time and by all means keep calling me ignorant… Coming from you it’s more of a compliment.

    • Sugram22 says:

      U:
      But in every effing comment your biggest “argument” was that they always lie, and even in your example it’s clear that they told at least half of truth. Smart man can deduct what is truth and what not, not so smart man yells “they always lie!”.

      Furthermore in the case of your example everybody knew what was the truth and what not, regardless what was written in history books. Russians themselves, occupied people in eastern Europe, western nations, the whole world, everybody knew… And you are waving with that like it’s some big revelation.

      Your personal preferences are completely irrelevant, someone who collaborated with Russians and benefited from that would disagree with you, so would someone Germans didn’t like, and you don’t even know how would Germans treat you after the war. I bet most of your countryman would prefered neither Germans nor Russians, but to be free instead.

      Me:
      i mention this a lot, cause there are ppl in this world who believe Russians side of history, i bet Steven Segal believes it to cause he Believes Putin, cause he showed support for Putin Hes concert in my country was cancelled ppl were pissed & did not want a communists friend in our country, so they said we wont come to the concert, so they had no choice but to cancel :D, so in case i mention this, i do this if topic touches Russia in some ways

    • Sugram22 says:

      You said: “my point Democratic countries do not write history as they like it, they write truth,”
      Buahahahaha… And you call ME ignorant?
      Are you talking about Denmark? Then maybe…
      If you talking about USA, the protector of world freedom and democracy then just remember Iraq and WMD… If you are old enough to remember, I’m starting to think you’re not. We will not even go in all the conspiracy theories like Pearl Harbour, assassinations on JFK and his brother, 9/11, or all the proxy wars where they “protected freedom” of their citizens 10000 km from their borders… Or CIA organized coups d’état all over the world…

      well that was CIA & even CIA was Pawn in this game, its all cause this Iraq war was profitable to some1, i have said, as long as there are corrupt ppl in this world conspiracy is possible, same goes for JFK, we don’t know who the conspirators were, 9/11 is as it was told, unless some1 was hiding small details about SH materials used when it was build, but i don’t believe all the conspiracy theories out there, a lot are just crazy talk from paranoid ppl

    • Sugram22 says:

      well the ignorant part was not meant as a insult, but if that’s how u see it, not my problem, it was mean more like, if u want to keep ur head under the sand go ahead, close ur eyes to the truth & think its a lie even after they proved that its how it really happened

      • krcko says:

        I don’t understand how you can twist the facts so much. Guess you learned from the best…

        You accuse me of keeping my head under the sand and closing my eyes to the truth even after I begged you twice NOT TO TRUST MY WORDS, but to CHECK YOURSELF in those bloody FBI files to see if they are telling the truth about them and are they presenting specific documents from there as they were written.

        You say “investigators” proved something… Obviously you don’t know what the word “prove” means. It means “demonstrate the truth or existence of (something) by evidence or argument”.
        It doesn’t mean “repeat something gazillion times” or “tamper with evidence” or “just lie”.

        Since this show started I read through all of FBI files, I investigated everything I could find on skull fragment, I read 5 or 6 biographies of the people that were in bunker till the end… Oh, and I watched great documentary “The Day Hitler Died”, lots of witnesses from bunker taped in 1948 by one of the Nuremberg judges… You know those witnesses that your great “investigators” completely ignored, there is even one who saw Hitler’s face.
        Before the show I read dozens of books on Hitler specifically, probably hundreds on WWII and watched countless documentaries on the subject.
        In my youth I read a number of books on Hitler’s escape, some conspiracy, some purely fictional. I don’t mind a good conspiracy so I tried to find some merit in them, but unfortunately no, they never had any. Nothing is changed. Only skull DNA and FBI files are newer stuff, more or less everything else “investigators” are triumphantly “discovering” I heard before.

        From everything you commented your only encounter with Hitler and his destiny were evil Russian influenced history books and “investigators” whom you simply worship and refuse to check any of their dogma.

        Earth to Sugram22, are you absolutely sure I’m the one who has his eyes closed to the truth?

    • Sugram22 says:

      u:
      Your example of Russians lying in their history books is hilarious

      Me:
      how is it hilarious when its the truth, they do say they saved us, freed us when its the opposite, life was better under ger power then it was under rus power, i have mentioned how rus treated us

      • krcko says:

        But in every effing comment your biggest “argument” was that they always lie, and even in your example it’s clear that they told at least half of truth. Smart man can deduct what is truth and what not, not so smart man yells “they always lie!”.

        Furthermore in the case of your example everybody knew what was the truth and what not, regardless what was written in history books. Russians themselves, occupied people in eastern Europe, western nations, the whole world, everybody knew… And you are waving with that like it’s some big revelation.

        Your personal preferences are completely irrelevant, someone who collaborated with Russians and benefited from that would disagree with you, so would someone Germans didn’t like, and you don’t even know how would Germans treat you after the war. I bet most of your countryman would prefered neither Germans nor Russians, but to be free instead.

    • Sugram22 says:

      i don’t even know is it hate, cause i feel absolutely nothing writing this, about evil rus government

    • Sugram22 says:

      that i said that history books have been overwritten, that is metaphor to that old history facts are proven wrong before, long ago we all knew that Columbus discovered America, but new we know that Vikings were in America 500 before him

      • krcko says:

        Yes Vikings were there 500 y before Columbus. Yes their “tribe” knew something about some land west of Greenland…

        But following that logic we have first people that discovered and settled America some 20000 years ago. Since after that they walked over Bering strait back and forth always when the conditions were favorable it’s logical to assume their tribe knew of some land across the strait…

        Columbus didn’t share the info on his discovery only with his isolated tribe like previous “discoverers”.

        Politically correct Americans today are ashamed of the way Columbus treated native people, and of all the bad things that happened to native people because of his discovery and are trying to push Vikings in his place, but unfortunately Viking’s impact on America is few archeological sites, and Columbus’ discovery for European powers impact is what’s made Americas as we know them today. With all the bad stuff that happened because of it unfortunately.

        So history books are not changed in a way you are insinuating that Columbus is overwritten by Vikings. No, Vikings are just added as a side note.

        We can not change history, only learn from it and try not to repeat the same mistakes.

        Anyway, even if you were right, it doesn’t work by some magic automatism, they changed something in history books, so they have to change this also because I say so and my friends in this show says so and I believe them because Rambam is awesome… And Russians lie…

        I’m sure that you could change history books following that messed up logic if you were some dictator, but as long as history books are written by historians your friends “investigators” must first prove the claims, and with all their lies and deceptions they fail miserably at that.

    • Sugram22 says:

      @krcko,

      U:
      And either you or the “investigators” still didn’t explain what is Russian motive for protecting Hitler after he killed at least 20 million of them?

      Me:
      as long as there are corrupt ppl in this world conspiracy is possible, for one they were paid off by Nazia, some military guys, second they had Germany so they didn’t care in what rat hole he went in to hiding, cause communists don’t care how meany of their ppl u killed, they are in it for self benefit, in it to communistic ways for self benefit, they only pretend to care about their ppl, so to them it doesn’t matter where Hitler is & to close the book on this they make world believe that Hitler died

      • krcko says:

        -Sugram22 wrote: as long as there are corrupt ppl in this world conspiracy is possible, for one they were paid off by Nazia, some military guys, second they had Germany so they didn’t care in what rat hole he went in to hiding, cause communists don’t care how meany of their ppl u killed, they are in it for self benefit, in it to communistic ways for self benefit, they only pretend to care about their ppl, so to them it doesn’t matter where Hitler is & to close the book on this they make world believe that Hitler died —

        Aha, great, so if we know that Stalin sent to gulags nearly all of his officers before the war, red army was full of political officers that spied for him and everyone was rightfully terrified to do something wrong and piss of Stalin, then it’s obvious that could happened only with his approval…
        So let me get this strait, your theory is that Nazis gave money to Stalin to let Hitler escape.
        And stories how he hated Hitler was just a distraction. Brilliant.

        Did you even watch Hunting Hitler? I’m starting to doubt that.
        Your idols mentioned that Stalin said that Hitler escaped and blamed western powers. So what that does to your theory that evil Russians always lie?

        When they lie? During Stalin or after Stalin?
        Basically if your Idols are right and Hitler escaped, you are saying that the biggest, baddest, meanest communist in Soviet history, the one who actually occupied you after he freed you of Nazis, that comrade Stalin was telling the truth about Hitler after all???

        Besides that, you talk of corrupt people and even after I explained how much money is in this show you don’t even consider the possibility that they are corrupted by it? Interesting. Let me guess, because Rambam is so cool? Do you know him personally or you are just repeating his praises for himself from the show?

  28. nava says:

    I think this is an excellent series, the proof is there and it needs to be told and the history books corrected

  29. fred says:

    I think it is a very good show. Hitler did survive and was seen in South America. Happily, they are not twisting the facts like the History Books do. That you do not like the show is your own preference, but many people do like the show. True factual history is uncovered repeatedly, but history books are never changed to fit the correct facts. There was a book published that documented all these Hitler facts, but it was banned from America. Hunting Hitler is way overdue.

    • krcko says:

      Show is awful. Hitler didn’t survive. Every famous person that didn’t die of old age was “seen” alive after death, Hitler, Elvis, Michael Jackson…
      FYI in FBI files “investigators” present as holy scripture in this show Hitler was seen in USA as much, or more than in South America. I found at least 3 sightings in Washington DC.

      They ARE twisting every fact more than anyone in history. Just check how they present FBI files as a whole, and even specific stories they took from there. If that is not twisting I don’t know what is.

      Not to mention telling us only what fits their purpose about skull DNA test, or ignoring all the witnesses that knew and had contact with Hitler, but then asking us to take testimony of a woman who was told that she was leaving food for Hitler as rock solid evidence. Or some stupid tunnels or bunkers as the evidence… For what? That Hitler was vampire and sunlight would kill him???
      AND we have to believe their word and some guy on machine saying “there is something there” for the existence of those tunnels… Only once they even tried to dig for tunnel, found few rocks of some old wall, declared it “tunnel” and now we have believe it is connected in some way with Hitler. Hilarious…. If this was comedy show it would be the best ever.

      They just count on the fact that there are a lot of gullible naive people who was bad at school and would be happy if someone proved their teachers were wrong, but are too lazy to check “facts” they fabricate in the show. Or just don’t know how to Google “FBI Hitler”.

      If you like something that doesn’t make it automatically true and fit for history book corrections.

      I don’t know what book was banned in America, but there are plenty of books that claimed Hitler escaped here or there, including one written by chubby guy with silk scarf that is parading as one of independent investigators in this shit show.

      • Sugram22 says:

        & that was meant for ppl who think he died in hes bunker

      • Sugram22 says:

        i have already said what i wanted so not gonna argue, so u ppl believe what ever helps u sleep at nigh & remain ignorant ur hole life

  30. Mike says:

    Brian Lowry is like a five year old at the dinner table who cries “I don’t like it” before even trying the food.

  31. David Otto says:

    History is almost always written by the victors. Same was true about WWII. All the newly released documents show that Britain, France and the US didn’t believe Russia from the beginning. I think the show if very good in showing the possibilities of Hitler and other Nazis escaping Germany. One of the biggest facts is that South America has a huge population of Germans after the war. Why was this? Because a lot of those countries were from sympathetic to what the Nazis were doing. Even before this show, there have been an extraordinary amount of proof of Hitler, and also Bormann, escaping to South America. I believe that this show puts a lot of the reports in perspective by actually showing eye witness accounts and also physical evidence of Nazi presence in other countries.

    • Sugram22 says:

      not completely true, others write truth, but communists (maybe dictators to) write lies no matter did they win or lose, they want to write in history that they were the good guys & heroes, but ofc even the others can’t know awry detail so some things they write as they think it was & later history investigators prove they were wrong, & then later some1 proves that they & also the investigators both were wrong, history is like this, some details get always overwritten in future, cause theology evolves & we can find out past things easier

      but i agree with u on the rest of ur txt

      my point Democratic countries do not write history as they like it, they write truth, i wrote before, below in other posts how communistic power is

  32. Brian Mitchell says:

    I have just seen the episode that discusses Hitler’s escape to Argentina. One single items supposedly excavated at a site in Argentina suggested a FRAUD — a piece of crockery (gravy jug or boat) which was inscribed “Made in Germany” LITERALLY. Why would Hitler use such an item? Why wasn’t it inscribed in German or in Argentinian?
    Americans always seem to be able to “create” this sort of program to sensationalise their “theories”. Why are documents from the CIA or whatever partly in German but the highlighted items are in English?

    • ZaragasVenerex says:

      You obviously weren’t watching closely, dummy. There was a litany of unearthed German paraphernalia at the archaeologists house they visited. You clearly have a low comprehension level, so stick to watching cartoons.

    • Chris Dunlap says:

      Well it wasn’t hard to find out the answer to your question. The likely reason why German products are stamped in English, is because it was an English law that mandated it. If German companies wanted to sell in the English market, they had to state that their product was made in Germany.

    • Sugram22 says:

      ofc Argentina would say this, cause they feel shame of what their forefathers did like Germans, ger feel the same thing, why do u think they don’t want to talk about this SH & why do u think ger wanted to close the case of that one Nazi (forgot hes name) fast that they dug up the grave in America & took the bones back to ger & placed the bones where they have looked for hes body before & said we found him so case closed, cause of feel of shame they want to cover it up, that’s why so meany Bash them online & saying its BS hoax & stuff + some cause they are Nazis themselves, a country that faces a possibility that some1 discovers that this country hided Nazis, u can’t believe what that country say’s, cause no1 want to be associated with Nazis & they do anything to prove otherwise

  33. David C. says:

    I was intrigued until I saw another Documentary stating that the skull remains the Russians have has indeed been identified by Dentistry records to be Adolf Hitlers.The man was surrounded and no way he got out of Germany alive, end of story.

    • Sugram22 says:

      Ups cause of the sound issue in the video i miss herd that, MI6 file said that Pilot confessed to flying Hitler to Denmark day after the war, when i said he organized hes war from out of the country was my theory cause who else would lead, i watch it online

    • Sugram22 says:

      season 2 e1 they get MI6 files that say one Nazi confessed that he flew Hitler away day before the war, so he ran even before the war to somewhere & organized hes war from out of the country, its not yet confirmed, but that’s what clues say

    • Sugram22 says:

      i bet that by 2030 its confirmed to be true & history books are overwritten

      u say he had no way out, that sentence also makes me laugh, there were a lot of Tunnels leaving from Hitlers bunker, & they showed meany ways Hitler could have escaped + in season 2 ep1 they showed 1more option & i bet they will show more escape routs, just finishes s2 ep1

      i’m starting to doubt that u have watched Hunting Hitler at all, if that’s the case u have no right to talk about this, if u have seen full seaon1 u have the right, but only a little :), to get that right u need to listen both sides, but not Russian records, this are full of lies, this Documentary already proved my point, i never believe anything what comes from Rus leaders mouths, that Rus record are lie, cause eyewitnesses weren’t able to say it was Hitlers body, cause body was covered

    • Sugram22 says:

      if u believe the Russian records ur a idiot, sry i just had to say this cause that’s how i feel strongly

      in history Russia write how they freed us, yes they kicked Nazis out, but they used this cover to occupy us, & Rus treated us like SH (not gonna go in to details with this) when Ger treated us well, so if i would have lived back then & had a choice between 2 evils i would rather side with Ger & Beat Rus ass

      Communistic RUssia Writes History as they like it & not what really happened
      also tests were made in US on the skull & tests say its a Woman’s Skull

    • Sugram22 says:

      i bet that documentary that u watched is older then Hunting Hitler, their team sent the skull to lab & there it was said its a woman’s skull

    • Sugram22 says:

      Steve Rambam is good detective, if this would be BS he would not be part of it, so i believe this show is not BS

      u can never trust what communists say, they claimed that they found Hitlers jaw, but we can’t be sure that’s its true, even new media in Russia is controlled by communist power & they can say what ever they want & u cant trust their reports neither, if u die in Rus they can tell & write what ever story they want i believe that Hitler escaped, there is a lot of proof of that & no1 can convince me that its BS!!! communists write their history as they like it & if u believe Rus side of the history then u are fool

      in history they write how they freed us, yes they kicked Nazis out, but they used this cover to occupy us, & Rus treated us like SH (not gonna go in to details with this) when Ger treated us well, so if i would have lived back then & had a choice between 2 evils i would rather side with Ger & Beat Rus ass

      also old historians has been proven to be wrong before, before history was that Columbus was first to discover America, but new it has been proven that Vikings were in America 500 years before Columbus

      there is more evidence then Hitler got away then there is that he died in the Bunker, their investigation actually made it to Zero evidence that he died in the bunker, cause none of the eyewitnesses so the face of the body that was carried out from the bunker & DAN analysis made it clear that the skull was woman’s, ofc they don’t have all the facts yet, but that’s much is clear, Hitler got away from hes Bunker

      & then there are eyewitnesses who so Hitler later in Argentina & before that in Spain, u either see what u want to see or ur blind or ur a Neo-Nazi trying to protect honor of ur hero

  34. Sugram22 says:

    there is more evidence then Hitler got away then there is that he died in the Bunker, their investigation actually made it to Zero evidence that he died in the bunker, cause none of the eyewitnesses so the face of the body that was carried out from the bunker & DAN analysis made it clear that the skull was woman’s, ofc they don’t have all the facts yet, but that’s much is clear, Hitler got away from hes Bunker

  35. Jayne says:

    I admit that I did not read the entire review. I couldn’t be insulted anymore.

    I am so suspicious of this poor review that I am going to “Google” who the enemy of “Variety” is that bought the “History Channel”. (I am guessing the owner is a White Republican Man). I’ve only recognized the disdain from the liberal media’s coverage of President-elect Donald Trump. I fully expect that I will find out that Donald Trump now owns the “History Channel”.

    I have never been more interested in WW2, the Nazi Party or Adolph Hitler than now watching “Hunting Hitler”.

    Some of us who live in the middle of America and don’t work in Academia, prefer our history to be delivered wrapped in entertainment.

    By the quality and quantity of commercials on the History Channel, I will guess I’m not alone. 😝

    I highly doubt that you will allow this comment to post… this publication is far too pretentious. 😘

    • Sugram22 says:

      i mean FBI files, where that PC came from lol

    • Sugram22 says:

      be careful u could still find a lot of BS & history books have not yet been overwritten cause their investigation isn’t finished yet, but that i can tell u, first it was just conspiracy theory & then came out the PC files that supported this conspiracy theory & they started to investigate this, i am not conspiracy theorist, but i believe that at least 1% of conspiracy theory’s are true, cause as long as there are corrupt ppl in this world conspiracy is possible, u can make some conclusions when u finish season 1, i just did, & i have seen & heard enough to convince me that Hitler got away & didn’t die in the bunker

  36. Sugram22 says:

    i am not conspiracy theorist, but i believe that at least 1% of conspiracy theory’s are true, cause as long as there are corrupt ppl in this world conspiracy is possible, & i have seen a lot evidence in this documentary that support their claim, also a lot of witnesses & children of the witnesses have said a lot of stuff that support their theory, theory they are investigating

    also Steve Rambam is good detective, he has hunted war criminals before, if this would be BS he would not be part of it, so i believe this show is not BS

  37. Sasuke says:

    i also believe that ppl here Bashing the show & denying that Hitler escaped are NeoNazis (including the one who created this blog), cause they see Hitlers escape as dis-crease, so they want it not to be true, they are protecting the honor oh their hero

  38. Sugram22 says:

    @krcko
    u can never trust what communists say, they claimed that they found Hitlers jaw, but we can’t be sure that’s its true, even new media in Russia is controlled by communist power & they can say what ever they want & u cant trust their reports neither, if u die in Rus they can tell & write what ever story they want i believe that Hitler escaped, there is a lot of proof of that & no1 can convince me that its BS!!!

    • krcko says:

      Wow! Thanks for the warning, I lived half of my life in communist country, but without your warning I wouldn’t know what to expect from communists.

      But to claim communists lied about lot of stuff – therefore they must have lied about Hitler is stupid. What’s their motive? Why would they protect Hitler? Apparently he killed 20 million of them, 6 more million starved to death and they were so grateful that they covered his escape… Great logic.

      Furthermore, you try to blame it all on commies, but the fact is that if Hitler didn’t kill himself, it’s a global conspiracy. Western allies came to same conclusion as the Russians did, even in Stalin years when he claimed that Hitler escaped. And yes, Stalin had the motive for his lie, to make everyone look elsewhere while he grabs power in eastern Europe.

      About the jawbone, I’m pretty convinced it’s real. If people in this show aren’t convinced, why didn’t they offer Russians, let’s say, budget of 1 episode or 2 million dollars for the opportunity to make DNA test on jawbone?
      Instead they are parading with the DNA results of the skull fragment as the big evidence Hitler escaped, although that was never used in identification AND was found a whole year later then jawbone and the rest of the remains. Even the scientists who did DNA test, archaeologist and bone specialist Nick Bellantoni and dr. Linda Strausbaugh say that it proves nothing… “The cranial vault fragment in question was recovered a full year (May 1946) after the initial discoveries of the bodies (May 1945). As we say in archeology, “context” is everything. The context had been destroyed in waiting over a year to return to Berlin. The mandible that was sent to Moscow in 1945 is, I believe, that of Hitler. The cranial vault is someone else.”

      You can believe whatever you want, but to me it’s obvious from this and your other comments that all of your “proof” comes only and exclusively from this show, you are repeating their statements like some parrot. I grew up in a communist country and maybe that’s the reason I trust no one. I am especially suspicious when someone, like the “investigators” in this show, is constantly bragging how they are the best at what they do, practically flawless, completely independent and unbiased.

      Then I investigate, among other things, 2 pieces of evidence on which they base entire show, skull DNA and FBI files and find out they aren’t at all honest about either of those and I don’t see any way to trust them about anything else.

      You can trust them if you want, of course. You can trust Santa is real for all I care…

  39. SGM ERP..US ARMY, Retired says:

    PHONY BALONEY.. This yoyo that is ID’d as US ARMY SPECIAL FORCES… Boils my blood.. I’m a retired SERGEANT MAJOR…and this irks me. He is a “FORMER SPECIAL FORCES SFC PFC” ?? what ever his rank was… He is NOT a US ARMY SF SOLDIER… PERIOD.. He lost that when he left ACTIVE DUTY..
    At the end of WW2…after the schmucks birthday — April 20 …..he was in such bad shape — he could barely walk without aid from someone. Parkinson’s and other problems had him near death’s door. He SHOT himself..no doubt at all..and was very dead… End of that story..PERIOD.. THEN – we have this gathering of mindless at the table in Argentina….ID’ing some GERMAN Medals – and calling them WW2.. Morons…They were POST WAR — WEST GERMAN….with oak leaves in center ..NOT SWASTIKAS.. So many people know nothing about this stuff – they are easily snowed by these goons. A good way to make a buck I guess…..and…the bunker with all the weapons ans equipment found..??? My God — how gullible are people…?? That stuff would have been rusted to death…NOT in like new condition.. and …with what appeared to be the TOY GUNS being sold to look like the real thing… Possibly AIRSOFT… Anyway — 99% of this Show is baloney…Some of the characters they question….?? gezzz.. and…The dude who had the medals..(yuk)…and the supposed picture of Hitler.. Very convenient NOT to show it…hmmm…
    All in all…fun to watch — at how these goons identify items so blatantly wrong…..and the SF guy…..looking at rocks and giving his opinion of what they are – prove he needs to be working at McDonalds …. Have a GREAT NEW YEAR ALL>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  40. Tommy says:

    I found a major problem with the story/time line from the latest episode. The woman who say she was Borman’s adopted daughter, stated he left, disappeared after Eichmann was captured. Eichmann was captured in 1960, the documents from the government Chile stated Borman was dead and buried in February 1959. So either she is lying or the show is not following there own timeline. Why didn’t they ask her if she had any pictures or documents of Bormans? He adopted her he had business interests he was a land owner there must be some handwriting samples to do a comparison. It appears the while Borman was hiding out he was very high profile a lot people knew who he was, apparently he did nothing to change his appearance grow a beard color his hair. The show is funny, the actors (they are not investigators) over act are overly dramatic, they see Nazis Hitler and Borman everywhere, I find it amusing!

  41. stephen bartnicovic szcapanska, a victim of nazis says:

    really history chaser history chaser feels and
    thinks hitler couldnt run through what he says a rat hole to escape? current history shows another despot hiding in a pit , and injured animals fight for life harder, then the comparison to this last despot is the fact that saddam hussians father was supporting hitler and where they found this pig in a pit, as usama they found that pig in a area of his tacit supporters,
    Then the facts they present in argentina, chile, paraguay are not ifs, it seems that martin boreman was indeed there, but the USA seemed restrained in going after this paracite in orsono, like the agents of Isreal after adolf eichman, so they did have good intellegence. maybe the USA didnt want to alarm the public.
    Then the german killers later caught in argentina, and then the private village in villa barvaria where there was a military german underground bunker with the german style military fencing,
    The reporter feels in his story feels nazis were a joke, but no sir they were not and they and their insane supporters still need to be exposed

  42. HistoryChaser says:

    I nearly laughed out loud during the segment regarding the drain tunnel while envisioning Hitler climbing down the rather lengthy ladder with his Parkinson’s and severe tremor and other ailments to escape by waiting submarine. Not only that, what about the 22 interviews with eyewitnesses who gave firsthand accounts of Hitler and Braun’s final days, which included April 30, 1945, the day he committed suicide? These were interviews given by staff who were simply doing their jobs, such as Gertraud “Traudl” Junge, who was his secretary. Also, would Hitler have married Braun only to leave her behind or have her shot? I rather doubt that. Would Braun have been able to never contact her family again? Doubtful. Possibly if Hitler had been in outstanding health, he might have tried to escape using tunnels and a submarine, but he was in terrible physical shape (probably wouldn’t have lived much longer anyway), and it seems far more likely that he would commit suicide and request his and Braun’s bodies burned, especially as he’d learned what happened to Mussolini and his mistress. That makes sense, but this “investigation” with it’s “could have,” “possibly,” “might have,” is a bit desperate and even ridiculous at times. Sure, there were thousands of Nazis in Argentina and the investigation in possible “rat lines” is interesting on its own, but that doesn’t mean Hitler was there or that he was the “high value” person. Loads of assumptions being made, too, as in later episodes the investigators, with only suspicion and speculation, begin to refer to places in Argentina as “Hitler’s home,” etc. Nice leap from A to B to Z!

    • Sugram22 says:

      & i laugh at u, u did not pay attention, none of the so called eye witnesses were able to say for sure that the body was Hitlers cause it was covered & no1 so the face & scull Russia had was proven to be woman’s, u just see what u want to see or u just laughed to often & weren’t paying attention

      its life first ppl discover that history was like this & then new gen discovers the old ones were wrong & history gets overwritten, u must just accept the reality

      & mostly i agree with Sasuke

  43. Alfred Lippe says:

    I am sorry that History lends itself to tripe. This would have been interesting without the Hitler angle.

  44. Giff Kucsma says:

    I was very skeptical of this program from the beginning. Now I’ve found that anyone capable of using Google, Bing, or any other search engine can easily find all the information necessary to debunk this so-called “investigation”.

    More troubling to me is that I now see Bob Baer, the alleged former CIA operative, appearing on TV news programs giving purportedly credible commentary on the current affairs of U.S. intelligence agencies. Can’t help but view him as a self-promoting fraud.

    • Sasuke says:

      well aren’t u bright, u believe anything u find in internet

      right new u laugh at it, but 1day they it comes out that it was true, u & others who Bash this documentary & that theory are like ppl who laughed at the one who said world is round like flat, & same way ur the one ppl laugh at in the end like we laugh at this ppl who denied that world is round

  45. Jerry says:

    This show is such a farce. It’s always “this could have happened, Hitler might have landed in a submarine, this may have been, etc.” One of the ongoing lies is Martin Borman was in charge of everything in Argentina preparing for the 4th Reich. The problem with that is Bormann’s bones were found in a new excavation site in Berlin over a decade ago and positively identified as his remains through a DNA test with a living relative, so he died in 1945 after he left the Bunker. This whole series is beyond silly!

  46. brock2118 says:

    There is absolutely no way someone with the profile of Adolph Hitler could have holed up anywhere not even Argentina. Eichman did for a while-but he was small fry.

  47. Kurt Hoenig says:

    I enjoy this show and actually do believe Hitler escaped alive. Instead of being critical from a lounge chair why don’t you actually go overseas with these guys and report back.

  48. Brian Bizoso says:

    Wow this critic sounds like a complete moron. Stick to writing about the Bachelorette or the Amazing Race, etc. You don’t have the first clue.

  49. Paul L Bareford says:

    The only thing amazing about this show is how they can keep a straight face while filming..

  50. Douglas Ripley says:

    I have been watching this and wondered if I was the only noting all the ” there could have been ” or ” it is possible “. This is entertainment. That is all!

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