A documentary, “Hitler’s Children,” now in the works, may be of considerable interest to psychiatrists.
A documentary, “Hitler’s Children,” now in the works, may be of considerable interest to psychiatrists. The film will focus on the descendents of powerful figures in the Nazi regime--children and grandchildren who inherited a legacy that permanently associates them with perpetrators of one of the greatest crimes in history.
The film’s director, Chanoch Ze’evi has created a website http://www.mayapro10.com/main.html that describes the film in more detail. Donations to support the project are invited. That site notes:
“More than 60 years after WWII, a small group of German men and women are coming to grips with crimes of their fathers, uncles, and grandfathers-all in the name of building a ‘brighter future for their children.’ Adolf Hitler had no children, and the Goebbels children died in Hitlers bunker with their parents. But what about the families of Goring and Himmler, Eichmann, and Bormann, von Schirach, and Hans Frank? How do their descendents deal with the legacy left to them by their parents? What about the children who still remember whispered conversations between their parents and, in some instances, still remember a pat on the head from the Fuhrer himself?”
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