James is on the trail of Adolf Eichmann, the notorious Nazi bureaucrat who escaped justice for 15 years until his trial made the Holocaust a household name. Under oath, Eichmann insisted he was a powerless middle manager who was simply following orders, and James is determined to find out if there’s any truth to his defense.
Visiting the organization that helped take Eichmann down, James meets with a prosecutor who’s still chasing criminals from the Third Reich. In Berlin, James uncovers a papertrail that portrays Eichmann as an ambitious and relentless bully who reveled in persecuting Jews. A railway platform in Berlin’s west end pays tribute to the deported—and proves just how committed Eichmann was to the Final Solution.