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Inheritance (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 25 June 2006 (USA)
"Inheritance" is the story of Monika Hertwig and her journey to accept the truth about her father, Nazi commander, Amon Goeth, who was portrayed by actor Ralph Fiennes in "Schindler's List.... See full summary »

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James Moll
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Credited cast:
Vivian Delman Vivian Delman ... Herself
Monika Hertwig Monika Hertwig ... Herself
Reinhardt Hertwig Reinhardt Hertwig ... Himself
Helen Jonas Helen Jonas ... Herself
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"Inheritance" is the story of Monika Hertwig and her journey to accept the truth about her father, Nazi commander, Amon Goeth, who was portrayed by actor Ralph Fiennes in "Schindler's List." As part of Monika's search for information, she reaches out to Helen Jonas-Rosenzweig, a woman who had been enslaved by Monika's father during the war. More than sixty-years after Monika's father was executed for his war crimes, in a historic and painful moment, these two women meet, bringing closure, yet raising new questions. Written by Anonymous

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A Legacy of Hatred and the Journey to Change It. See more »

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | PBS

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Mördervater See more »

Filming Locations:

Brnenec, Czech Republic See more »

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Allentown Productions See more »
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BBC Four renamed the documentary to "My Father was a Nazi Commandant" for British television. See more »

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Features Schindler's List (1993) See more »

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compelling
7 June 2011 | by MartinTellerSee all my reviews

An odd coincidence that I watched this after I Am Twenty, another film about people whose fathers were lost in WWII. But Monika Hertwig had a very distinctive father: Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi concentration camp commandant immortalized in Schindler's List. Monika struggles to cope with the atrocities committed by Goeth, and reaches out to Helen Jonas... a survivor who, as a young girl, was taken into the Goeth villa as a household servant and suffered abuse directly from Goeth's hand. The meeting between these two women provides moments far more shattering and resonant than anything in Spielberg's film, especially when they return to the villa. A very moving story of women trying to find peace with their histories, even better than Moll's previous Holocaust documentary, The Last Days.


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