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A Nazi Legacy : What Our Fathers Did USA / 2015

A tense, riveting documentary in which a Jewish human rights lawyer confronts the sons of high ranking Nazi officials who bear witness to their father’s actions, their guilt and implicitness in the Nazi regime.

Overseeing the implementation of ghettos, death camps and genocide, the men responsible for these heinous crimes against humanity have left a tragic legacy for the children of Germany. The story of how two men in very similar circumstances grapple with the cold hard truth in starkly different ways, one excusing and one abhorring their Nazi fathers, propels this documentary forward at a rapid pace.

Delving into the family life of high ranking SS officials and more broadly giving insight into the cultured, enlightened and educated Germany of the forties, this film is a moving reminder of the long lasting and far reaching effects of trauma for all involved.



Director — David Evans