More than sixty years after World War II, a small group of German men and women are coming to grips with the crimes of their fathers, uncles, and grandfathers. Israeli director Chanoch Zeevi engages us with the descendants of the most powerful figures in the Nazi regime, who were left a legacy that permanently associates them with one of the greatest crimes in history. Adolf Hitler did not have children. Joseph Goebbels and his family died in Hitler’s bunker. But what of the families of Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler and Adolf Eichmann, to name a few? How have their descendants dealt with the legacy left by their notorious families — those who still recall whispered conversations between their parents and, in some instances, still remember a pat on the head from the Führer himself?
Descendants of Göring, Eichmann speak out in Israeli documentary – Ynetnews
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