December 17th, 2008
04:26 PM ET

Nazi Cold Cases

Brian Todd
CNN Correspondent

Editor's Note: This story is part of newly-released documents from the Office of Special Investigations, a unit of the Justice Department created in the 70’s to track down war criminals, prosecute them and get them extradited.

A chilling account of a Nazi police commander who thought he’d escaped to America free and clear after committing atrocities in eastern Europe during World War II. For decades, he lived in obscurity in New England until a dogged American prosecutor tracked him down. CNN's Brian Todd takes a look at what one prosecutor calls the "ultimate cold case."

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  1. Annie Kate

    I wouldn't have thought there were any Nazis left to track down and prosecute – its been so long now.

    December 17, 2008 at 4:38 pm |