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Nbc to Air Documentary on Mengele

February 2, 1979
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Leonard Nimoy, television and screen star, will narrate a documentary entitled “In Search of the Angel of Death” — the true life drama of Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal’s continued efforts to capture and bring to justice the infamous mass murderer Dr. Josef Mengele, the high executioner of Auschwitz who was also known as the “Angel of Death,” it was announced here by the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies.

This nationally syndicated documentary was produced in cooperation with the Center. It will air Feb. 5, on NBC-TV. (Check your local TV listings for exact time.) Today, at 67, Mengele is the only Nazi mass murderer still at large. He is a carefully protected guest of the Paraguayan government, a spokesman for the Center pointed out.

A spokesman for NBC stated that in a move unprecedented in commercial television, “In Search Of” hired a special Spanish speaking film crew to enter Paraguay and seek out, under cover, the two refuges in which Mengele hides: the heavily-guarded estate of German industrialist Alban Krug, and an impenetrable military zone near the country’s center. This crew produced the only filmed record of Mengele’s whereabouts that exists today, and combined with documentary footage of Mengele, interviews with those who worked and suffered under him, and a moving profile of Wiesenthal, the man who is determined to bring him to justice.

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