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A look into the lives of the descendants of the top Nazi officials who worked under Hitler's command. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Bettina Göring ... Herself (as Bettina Goering)
Katrin Himmler ... Herself
Monika Göth ... Herself (as Monika Goeth)
Rainer Höß ... Himself (as Rainer Hoess)
Eldad Beck ... Himself
Niklas Frank ... Himself
Yael Bedarshi ... Narrator (voice)
Adi Piper ... Himself, Bettina Göring's husband
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Samuel West ... narrator: UK (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Chanoch Zeevi  (as Chanoch Ze'evi)
 
Produced by
Anat Shafranek .... supervising producer: Reshet TV
Chanoch Zeevi .... producer (as Chanoch Ze'evi)
 
Original Music by
Ophir Leibovitch 
 
Cinematography by
Yoram Millo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Arik Leibovitch  (as Arik Lahan Leibovitz)
 
Production Management
Rachel Shapira .... production manager
Tali Ze'evi .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Uri Buzaglo .... additional sound recordist
Tuli Chen .... sound recordist (as Tully Chen)
Jim Gallup .... additional sound recordist
David Pilcher .... additional sound recordist
Idan Rawet .... sound editor
Gil Toren .... sound designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yael Bedarshi .... provider: camera equipment
CapnSub .... provider: camera equipment (as CapnSyb')
Oded Kirma .... additional cinematography
Ofer Lot .... lighting director
Jean Schablin .... additional cinematography
Nicholas Wilke .... additional cinematography
Bob Willis .... additional cinematography
Danny Wool .... provider: camera equipment
Dudu Ytzhaki .... additional cinematography (as Dudu Yitzhaki)
 
Editorial Department
Noa Assido .... editing studio
Simone Baumann .... editorial department: production
Shalom Dadush .... editing studio
Sasha Franklin .... editing studio
Amit Gilboa .... editing studio
Talia Goshen .... editing studio
Yoav Raz .... on-line editor
Tamar Rosen-Nm .... editing studio
Sahar Vizel .... editing studio
Marco Weicholdt .... editorial department: producer
Katja Wildermuth .... editorial department
 
Other crew
Ori Alon .... technician
Moran Azulay .... technician
Ofir Bar Tzedek .... technician
Hagit Ben-Ya'akov .... researcher: visual
Irène Challand .... representative: documentary film unit, Radio Télévision Suisse
Ya'akov Dayan .... insurance
Osnat Friedman .... production secretary
Koby Gal-Raday .... head of documentary & drama department: Rashet TV
Yhonatan Gelman .... technician
Ehud Ginati .... legal consultation
Nurit Ginati .... researcher
Udi Ginati .... project financing: Capital International
Ron Goldman .... representative: The New Israeli Foundation for Cinema & Television
Bernhard Gotto .... representative: Institute for Contemporary History Munich-Berlin (as Dr. Bernhard Gotto)
Gudrun Hanke .... commissioning editor: SWR
Christiane Hinz .... commissioning editor: WDR
Mette Hoffman Meyer .... representative: DR-Danish Broadcasting Corporation (as Mette Hoffman-Meyer)
Mette Hoffman Meyer .... representative: DR-Danish Broadcasting Corporation (as Mette Hoffmann Meyer)
Wanda Hutny .... representative: The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
Dorit Inbar .... representative: The New Israeli Foundation for Cinema & Television
Adriana Kessler .... production secretary
Helge Kleifeld .... representative: Institute for Contemporary History Munich-Berlin (as Dr. Helge Kleifeld)
Elinor Kowarsky .... commissioning editor: Reshet Tv
Gaspard Lamunière .... representative: documentary film unit, Radio Télévision Suisse
Klaus Lankheit .... representative: Institute for Contemporary History Munich-Berlin (as Dr. Klaus Lankheit)
Alex Panagakis .... publicist
Tamir Rosenberg .... accounting clerk
Joshua Rurka .... project financing: Capital International
Ruth Rurka .... production assistant
Rene Setton .... insurance
Guy Shaham .... technician
Diana Shapira .... researcher
El Shomri .... commissioning editor: SWR
Johanna Turner .... head of research
Katja Wildermuth .... commissioning editor: MDR
Teresa Wontor-Cichy .... representative: The Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum
Lily Yudinsky .... researcher: visual
Riky Zaks .... representative: The New Israeli Foundation for Cinema & Television
Nisan Zelayt .... financial control
Reut Zuchman Yanai .... production secretary
 

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References Schindler's List (1993)See more »
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Kein schöner Land in dieser ZeitSee more »

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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Cognitive dissonance, 17 March 2013
Author: gradyharp from United States

Chanoch Ze'evi Has accomplished the near impossible: he has gathered the descendants of Hitler's regime. Placed them in front of his camera, let them talk, provided subtitles, and let the rest of the film work it's own insidious way into the psyches f all who watch it. Perhaps for the first time we are seeing a full picture of what life in and around Adolf Hitler was like as he terrified the universe with his megalomaniac plan for purification of the Aryan race – a plan that resulted in the deaths and tortures and cremations of millions of Jews, gypsies, criminals, homosexuals, and those who tried in vain to stop the atrocities.

The cast then are the descendants of Hitler's murderous group – now adults, forever tainted by the sins of their forbears, who explaining to us in penetrating eye contacts what it was like to be around the monster's court. Bettina Goering, Katrin Himmler, Eldad Beck, Rainer Hoess, Niklas Frank, and Monika Goeth are the cast members in this unforgettable film.

These six ordinary appearing people were not associated with Nazi leanings and they 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 Nazism, 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. Bettina Goering is the great-niece of Nazi official Hermann Göring shares her voluntary sterilization she underwent to put an end to her bloodline of horror (she now lives simply in New Mexico). Katrin Himmler is the great-niece of Heinrich Himmler, second in command of the Nazi Party under Adolf Hitler and has written copiously about the evils of the Nazi regime. 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. In addition to these musings, Hoess and journalist Eldad Beck - a third generation Holocaust survivor - travel back to Auschwitz to revisit their shared ancestral past. And Frank tells in his writings and in public speaking engagements, most to school aged children, of his past of being the direct beneficiary to many of the Nazi Party's favors which in turn is partly the reason he denounces his parents.

Many viewers will find hearing these tales (basically related in German) unsettling and that is the film's purpose. Never ever forget that period in history and yet realize the agony of the descendants of those beasts that hopefully will never be duplicated.

Grady Harp

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