Skip to comments.'Hunting Hitler' Mistakenly Reveals Identity of Anonymous Source (Nazi War Criminal Grandson)
Posted on 02/27/2018 9:49:00 PM PST by nickcarraway
The grandson of a Nazi war criminal who appeared on the History channel on the condition of anonymity was in for an unpleasant surprise on Tuesday when his face was left uncensored for several seconds.
The man, described as an anonymous informant, met with the hosts of the show Hunting Hitler, and showed them what he claimed were microfilm copies of the Fuherers last will and testament.
While the mans face was pixelated for most of his appearance in the show's Season 3 finale, one shot clearly revealed his identity in what appears to be an editing error.
Viewers were quick to point out the mistake and took to social media to share screenshots of the mans face.
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Autobox @GoldenChild_15 @HISTORY Yall Messed up #huntinghitler
7:42 PM - Feb 20, 2018 42 17 people are talking about this Twitter Ads info and privacy @History so much for protecting the identity of the Nazi informant. Curious to see out this pans out legally #oops #HuntingHitler, James Agne wrote on Twitter.
Anyone else watching #HuntingHitler notice that they failed to pixelate the confidential informant's face at 37 minutes?? @HISTORY, Twitter user @RonnieGee463 wrote.
Another Twitter user @houstonbombera wrote, Holy crap, @history! The guy who is on your show #HuntingHitler who wants to be incognito, I just CLEARLY SAW HIS FACE! I HOPE HE DOESN'T GET INJURED OR KILLED!
It must be aliens?
martin bormann’s grandson? He looks like him
Lesson learned - NEVER trust US media.
Yep. Vipers all.
It has been an interesting series.
We already have the full text, and have had it since at least the 1950s.
I don't know if we have the original copy or not.
He’s the grandson, two generations removed and is not culpable for the war crimes. Are they expecting revenge?
That's an interesting guess.
Bormann had ten children with his wife, plus mistresses who may have carried other children.
And, yes, there is a facial resemblance.
This show was not done live.
Anything you see is deliberate.
I wonder what Jewish households those paintings were stolen from.
He sure as hell does!
Even they are not evil, they are certainly incompetent!
That pixel looks like Hitler’s mustache.
It’s creating buzz and getting articles and viewers.
Off the record?
The will was deemed to be the original because it was on microfilm. It was/is an interesting series using modern tracking methods based upon tracking peripheral characters that were known Hitler associates. I’ve always wondered how someone like him that was so vainglorius would give up and commit suicide before being captured by the Soviets. It is far more likely that his death was staged and he escaped to South America where contingency plans facilitated his escape and re-establishment. The show used modern computer searches of recently declassified CIA/FBI files to provide clues and was well done. But,as with all of these shows, little real evidence was confirmed that he actually did live out his days in Paraguay.
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