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Good Assassins
Hunting the Butcher
Part spy thriller, part detective case, part Holocaust history. This is the untold story of the epic Israeli spy mission to hunt down a savage, escaped Nazi murderer. Led by a brilliant Mossad agent who lost his entire family in the Holocaust, the hunt for the infamous Butcher of Latvia was a secretive espionage operation that forever altered the fates of all ex-Nazis. Bestselling author and journalist Stephan Talty brings the story to life using interviews with the Butcher’s victims, the relatives of the Israeli agents, and the Mossad spies themselves, revealing for the first time this...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 2,230 ratings
Highly recommend!!
Amazing storytelling, suspenseful, super interesting, and better than anything on TV right now!!!
snorkly777 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/09/21
Must listen
Amazing story told thoughtfully. The only bad thing is having to wait for the next episode.
don peringon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/09/21
Fanatstic and well produced podcast, highly recommended
Laurent9988 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/09/21
Recent Episodes
By the winter of 1964, the mission was coming into focus. In Brazil, the spy continued to meet with Herbert Cukurs, stoking The Butcher's excitement for his coming wealth and making sure he’d be willing to travel outside of Brazil. Yosef Yariv had chosen his kill team and they were training under...
Published 05/07/21
The spy had gotten a step closer to the Butcher. Comparing Israel's mission to assassinate Herbert Cukurs to the US mission to assassinate Osama Bin Laden, the latter was revenge. But when Israel and Mossad decided to kill The Butcher of Latvia, it was to prevent more killing of Jews. Things were...
Published 04/30/21
Herbert Cukurs invited "Anton Kuenzle" to visit him at his home, not knowing, of course, "Kuenzle" is the spy Mio, undercover. So the spy prepares for the meeting. He doesn't know what Cukurs wants, which was the real question. Most spies use a handful of motives to get people to do what they...
Published 04/23/21
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