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Ep1. The Ratline - Secrets in the Castle

A story of life, love and a curious death told by writer and barrister, Philippe Sands. A cold war mystery that reveals consequences that stretch across generations.

Philippe Sands investigates the mysterious disappearance of senior Nazi, Otto Wachter, who was indicted for mass murder. The Ratline is a story of a curious death, political intrigue, spies, Nazi hunters, shadowy forces in the Vatican and a son grappling with the sins of his father. In episode one of this ten part series we travel to a castle outside Vienna to meet an old man who believes his Nazi father was murdered, and a voice from the past offers up clues to how it might have happened.

Producer: Gemma Newby

Sound Design: Neil Churchill

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