While honeymooning in Buenos Aires, Brennan and Booth can't just relax on vacation. So, instead, they decide to help Raphael Valenza, a local detective and huge fan of Brennan's books, solve the murder of a Nazi war criminal whose remains were found in an historic mass grave. Meanwhile, back in Washington, D.C., Hodgins and Angela struggle to take care of Christine while Brennan and Booth are away. Written by
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The stamp "Melmer" on the scrap of Nazi document found in the vault is a reference to SS-Hauptsturmführer Bruno Melmer, who headed the Finance Office (Amtskasse) of the SS-Command Office (SS-Hauptamt). As such, he was responsible for the transfer of gold and other valuables collected in concentration camps. See more
The proposed biography of the victim does not hold up to historical scrutiny. If Haupt was 90 at the time the episode is set (2013), that would mean he was born around 1923, which would mean that he was only 16 at the outbreak of the war. However, it is claimed that he was a Sturmbannführer (= Major of the SS), and Majdanek Concentration Camp only went in operation as an extermination camp in late 1942. In short, he could only have volunteered around 1940-41 and would have had to rise to the rank of Major within four years - which is beyond unlikely even with the amount of brevet promotions doled out at the later stages of the war. See more
Dr. Leticia Perez
What's this? I have nothing new to tell you.
Special Agent Seeley Booth
Well, we know you're a tridactyl.
Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan
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