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There was a Dragnet film in 1954. Dragnet was originally a radio program, but that program spawned a television series in 1951.
I would guess that the most likely reason was to avoid the possibility of causing upset or offence. Hitler's actions are still within living memory and some people (mainly in Europe) are very sensitive about the issue and do not even like discussing it or even having it mentioned. Sometimes it is because their families might have suffered in the atrocities ...
There can be a myriad of different reasons why names can be mispronounced, or said in a way that contradicts what some people are expecting. For example, there are so many different types of accents in the world, even with those that are native English speakers. A lot of them will say the same name differently. Another reason, if there are different ...
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