Nazi Hunters

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Sun­day, 9.30pm, Seven Af­ter the Nazi in­va­sion of Latvia, Her­bert Cukurs, an of­fi­cer in that coun­try’s air force and its most cel­e­brated pi­lot, joined forces with the fas­cists. He was deemed re­spon­si­ble, with them, for the ex­ter­mi­na­tion of 30,000 Lat­vian Jews. By the mid-1960s this hu­man Dalek was liv­ing qui­etly in Sao Paulo, Brazil — un­til Nazi hunters chased him down. This de­but episode of the Nazi Hunters se­ries moves with the speed of an es­pi­onage thriller as it in­ves­ti­gates how the Is­raeli se­cret ser­vice tracked and tar­geted Cukurs. Could their cun­ning op­er­a­tive, equipped with a dis­guise, get close enough to the war crim­i­nal to win his con­fi­dence and kill him? There are eight episodes of Nazi Hunters in this ini­tial sea­son. They rep­re­sent a bright lamp of qual­ity burn­ing in a dis­tinctly fal­low pe­riod for free-toair TV.

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