History Channel Series Is a Smash Hit!
The season-2 premiere this past Tuesday of Hunting Hitler gathered an audience of nearly 1.5 million viewers, beating the Tuesday numbers of both Conan and The Daily Show, and in the same time slot beating Spike TV’s Ink Master, Comedy Central’s Tosh.O, and Investigation Discovery’s Married With Secrets, while practically tying USA’s Shooter and HGTV’s House Hunters. Outside of cable, the show even virtually tied Fox’s Scream Queens. So the verdict is in: 65 years after the National Police Gazette first declared “Hitler Is Alive,” the public still has an interest in finding out what really happened to the most notorious war criminal of the past millennium.
The show stars Bob Baer, a 21-year CIA vet and intelligence consultant for CNN. With him are a number of experts, including Tim Kennedy, an Army Special Forces operative and UFC star. In the early 1950s, special Gazette correspondent William Heimlich–one of the first US Army intelligence officers to enter Berlin at war’s end–wrote in the Gazette‘s pages “No insurance company in America would pay a death claim on Adolf Hitler.” This comment was paraphrased by Hunting Hitler team member John Cencich in season 1, and they were off to the races. Hunting Hitler–as did the Police Gazette–explores the very real possibility that Hitler escaped Berlin at the end of World War II and did not commit suicide as is claimed by most authorities.
The Police Gazette‘s series on Hitler ran from 1951 to 1972. At the end of the last article, the Gazette says it “is sending one of its top investigative reporters to find out” if Hitler was hiding in the Patagonia region of Argentina. The reporter was never heard from again. But now we have a History Channel series that picks up where the Police Gazette left off. In the series Bob Baer says he will not give up until the issue is resolved one way or another, either with proof that Hitler committed suicide in Berlin on April 30, 1945, or proof that he escaped to Argentina and lived a long life plotting his return. A new episode of Hunting Hitler premieres every Tuesday at 10:00.
Be sure to get all of the Police Gazette‘s original “Hitler Is Alive” articles, collected together in one place for the first time. What better way to get prepared for the new evidence and information being uncovered by the show? Click the picture to get your copy today.