Nazi Hunters is a two disc docu-drama utalising interviews and dramatic re-enactemnts to show how a select band of secret agents and Jewish avengers tracked down and captured many of the Nazis wanted for war crimes. It is a tale of of one of the greatest mass manhunts in history. Broken into individual stories and narrated by the men themselves, each episode recounts the story from the beginning, when they think they’ve found a former Nazi, to the identification, recon and formulating the plan, to how the plan actually plays out.
From Adolf Eichmann to Klaus Barbie, you’ll re-live the lengths that Israel’s Mossad was determined to go to to bring these killers to justice, each episode having enough ingredients for a Hollywood thriller.
At their heart, these are cat and mouse detective stories, and we get to see the highs and the low, the boring monotony and the high stakes action. All the episodes wrap up nicely and together prove a fascinating insight into the minds of the men who would be Nazi Hunters.
Reviewed by: Jonathan