Hitler's children

Hitler's children

DVD - 2013 | German
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A look at the lives of the descendants of Hitler's top officials and how they are dealing with the legacy of their infamous relatives.
Publisher: New York, NY : Film Movement, 2013
ISBN: 9786314988302
6314988306
Branch Call Number: 943.087085 H638 2013 DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (83min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Kun 65

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voisjoe1_0
Sep 11, 2016

This 2013 documentary interviewed four grandchildren and one child of the leaders of the German Nazi party. The interviewees all basically believe that their Nazi ancestors were despicable murderers. The one “child” Niklas Frank has taken it upon himself to go around the country giving speeches as to how bad Nazism is for the world and tries to convince the audiences that Germany must repel all notions of allowing Nazism to be reborn. Frank is also in a 2015 documentary “What Our Fathers Did,” in which he debates his childhood friend, also a son of a Nazi, but in this case that son believes that the Nazis were basically good people.

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LittleNoName
Mar 05, 2016

Didn't think I would enjoy this documentry as much as I did. Very well done! Not in-depth but it didn't need to be.

Samsung May 30, 2015

A fascinating topic and so I had to take it out. The documentary does not go in very deep to the grandchildren's lives but one striking comment came out. One of the grandchildren mentioned the guilt which they have bore from their family background. Guilt is such an abstract and invisible phenomenon, hard to pin down. That led me to read Karl Jasper's book which I had heard dealt with this issue, and so I found a copy of The Question of German Guilt. As I always like to relate distant issues to my immediate surroundings, I asked myself how does this connect to Canadian experience? There are connections between colonialism and guilt for Canadians as well, but there is so little material on the topic. Do we have a single work addressing this looming issue?

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MattPellerin
Sep 03, 2013

Whether you are new to WW2 & Holocaust history or a self-professed expert on the subject, this doc is for you. You'd be hard pressed to find a more personal account of ww2 from the survivors and if you can watch this without shedding a tear then you are a much stronger person than myself. 5/5

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blueskies100
Jul 10, 2013

Thought provoking and sad. Imagine having to deal with the horrendous atrocities commited by a parent or grandparent. This documentary follows the descendants of infamous Nazi leaders and shows how each individual has tried to find peace in their lives. Certainly worth reading about. Good discussion can come out of the watching of this movie.

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22950006357453
May 31, 2013

nobody names their kid adolph anymore do they?

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