Bettina Goering is the great-niece of Nazi official Hermann Göring. Katrin Himmler is the great-niece of Heinrich Himmler, second in command of the Nazi Party under Adolf Hitler. Rainer Hoess is the grandson of Rudolf Hoess, creator and commandant of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Niklas Frank is the son of Hans Frank, Polish Governor-General during WWII, he who was responsible for the ghettos and concentration camps in Nazi occupied Poland. Monika Goeth is the daughter of Amon Goeth, commandant of the Plaszów Concentration Camp. None with Nazi leanings, the five talk individually about what it is like to carry a name associated with the Nazi Party, being a blood relative to someone associated with hate and murder, being German at a time when that in and of itself was seen as being associated with Naziism, dealing with their family regardless of their allegiance to the Nazi Party, and if they feel any guilt associated with the actions of their infamous ancestor. In addition to ... Written by
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Music & lyrics by 'Anton Wilhelm von Zuccalmaglio'
Performed by Die Sterndrehere (comprised of Adi Piper (guitar and vocals), Annette Cantor (as Annete Cantor) (violin and vocals) & Deuter (vocals)) See more »
A look into the lives of the descendants of the top Nazi officials who worked under Hitler's command.
This is a rather interesting look at the children and grandchildren of some infamous members of the Nazi party. While we cannot blame them for what their parents did any more than we can blame anyone in Germany for what the generation before them did, these folks have an unusual level of guilt and shame to bear -- can anyone ever again have the surnames Himmler or Goebbels?
I do like that one person pointed out how the Nazi label has tainted Germany. While Germany has been around in various forms for centuries, we now see the country as a former Nazi country and consider German culture through the lens of Nazi culture. Why are we all so obsessed with this one decade? Is it heinous? Beyond words... but it is a relatively small part of German history. When will it be a thing of the past?
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