The Hunt for Hitler’s Missing Millions – Channel 5

A new WW2 documentary for Channel 5 and American TV channel is to be shown imminently, and in which Helen is interviewed. The Hunt for Hitler’s Millions reveals the story of how Hitler’s will came to be discovered and what happened to the millions secretly stashed away. After Hitler’s suicide in the bunker in 1945, WW2 veteran Herman Rothman’s Counter Intelligence Unit spotted a man dressed in civilian clothes they believed was a Nazi on the run. One of Hermi’s colleagues had been a tailor in civilian life and noticed that the man’s jacket was not cut right. The shoulder pads were ripped open and there was found a 7-page document containing Hitler’s last will and testament. As well as interviews at four locations, Helen acted as historical consultant for the programme. The project involved exciting new research as well as filming at the National Archives for the first time. It has given Helen the privilege of seeing historical documents which are not usually available for viewing by the public at both the National Archives and Imperial War Museum. As part of the programme, Helen was also filmed at the Bavarian State Archives in Munich. The documentary was on Channel 5 on Friday 27th June 2014.

“Working with production teams always involves some unexpected, but exciting experiences,” says Helen. “To be filming in national institutions and to convey history in a fresh light is what really inspires me.”

 

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