About The Film
Linked by bloodlines to the perpetrators of the worst crimes in history, heirs to the Nazi High Command come to grips with the genocidal legacy of their fathers, uncles and grandfathers in HITLER’S CHILDREN.
Through a series of emotionally raw interviews, close family members of Nazi masterminds Adolf Eichmann, Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler and others (the Führer himself had no children) struggle to reconcile their monstrous ancestry with the unconditional love of children toward their parents. Israeli director Chanoch Ze’evi, a third generation Holocaust survivor, facilitates the intimate, cathartic dialogue with the Nazi progeny, some of whom meet face-to-face with Holocaust descendants in powerful moments of reconciliation.
Devoid of any unnecessary dramatic flourishes, HITLER’S CHILDREN is a stark but earnest exploration of guilt by association, national and personal shame, and the impossible burden carried by those spawned from evil.
Film DetailsDirector: Chanoch Ze’evi
Country: Germany, Israel
Language: English, German, Hebrew with subtitles
Running Time: 80 min.
Subjects: German, Holocaust, Teens/Education, World War II