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The Hunt for Dr Death

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Following Dr Efraim Zuroff in his hunt for the Second World War concentration camp doctor Aribert Heim, one of the world's most wanted Nazi war criminals.

In the autumn of 1941, a young Austrian doctor called Aribert Heim was assigned to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp. In just six weeks, he murdered hundreds of inmates by carrying out horrific and needless experiments.

His 'procedures' included injecting poison directly into the hearts of his patients, often timing them to see how long it took them to die. He would amputate limbs without reason, and without anaesthetic, and would even keep mementos of his victims, using skin as a lamp shade, and a skull as a paperweight.

He evaded capture and has never answered for his crimes - but now 60 years on and with Heim well into his 90s, fresh evidence has emerged suggesting that he might still be alive.

This film follows Dr Efraim Zuroff in his international manhunt for one of the world's most wanted Nazi war criminals.

With Heim's horrific crimes soon to be consigned to history forever, this Nazi hunt will be the last of its kind and the clock is ticking for Zuroff to bring his target to justice.

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Sat 12 Sep 2009 21:05

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Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer Morgan Matthews
Executive Producer Simon Berthon
Director Dov Freedman

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  • Sat 12 Sep 2009 21:05