Hitler's Children Reviews

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Super Reviewer
February 18, 2014
A compelling look at the sense of blood-guilt shared by the descendants of some of the most notorious Nazi monsters. I found it thoughtful, disgusting and moving.
Super Reviewer
April 22, 2013
A striking, and important, documentary revealing the burden that must be faced when descended from Nazi war criminals..."Not every story has a happy ending." This is powerful stuff, and gets even more emotional the further into the film you get. No one ever forgets what happened, but some choose to forgive, while other choose to only remember.
Super Reviewer
½ May 9, 2013
A powerful, moving documentary concerning the descendants of some of Hitler's right-hand men and how they deal with their current-day lives despite their painful family history. An important, uniquely fascinating examination of how one deals with ancestors who were absolute monsters, and how one goes on knowing that may be in their blood. There is a moment that takes place at one of the Holocaust sites concerning a survivor and a descendant that is one of the most moving moments captured in a documentary. It's a very basic, simple approach on a complicated subject, and the result is a great film that should be viewed by anyone interested in this period in history.
½ June 20, 2013
"Hitler's Children" is a poignant documentary that shows how the descendants of Nazi figures...those bearing the last name of Göring, Höss, and Himmler, move on with their life in a modern world that is completely hostile to Germany's Third Reich legacy. It was especially nice for them to actually reach out to the Jewish community, with one of them (Katrin Himmler) even going as far as marrying a Jewish Israeli. It provides a sense of closure to one of the most tragic chapters in the history of humanity.
½ December 29, 2014
Having read "On Hitler's Mountain" about a child's life in Bechtesgaden during WWII, I was interested to see this documentary about how the children and grandchildren of actual top Nazi war criminals were able to emotionally handle the horror of being related to these people. How do their pasts impinge on their presents? If one is the great-niece of Himmler, does one ever not feel guilt? It was a compelling story of several of the six people followed. Some stories were more moving than others, some descendants have managed to engage in catharsis better than others, some are more conflicted than others. How does one hate his parents or his grandparents? If your father were Himmler and you knew what he would do, what would you do? The pacing was all right, but it didn't have the same depth of engagement with all six of the individuals. It also would have been nice to see one of the descendants who still has a positive view of his ancestor. Obviously none of them would agree to be in such a film. It's available on Netflix.
August 2, 2014
This was so interesting. Interviews with the descendants of high-level Nazis (including Goering, Heinrich, Himmler, Goeth (Schindler's List guy), & Frank) about what it's like to have that lineage. Talk about family baggage. A couple of them even chose sterilization. I can't believe this isn't rated higher.
June 6, 2014
Intresting. Im down for any ww2 doc. it must suukkkk being the grandchild of one of these people.
Super Reviewer
February 18, 2014
A compelling look at the sense of blood-guilt shared by the descendants of some of the most notorious Nazi monsters. I found it thoughtful, disgusting and moving.
½ November 16, 2013
"This particular story has no ending."
½ July 15, 2013
An interesting and short documentary. I got bored a bit in the middle because though the premise is great, it is not sooo enticing or illuminating. It brought out what certain people are going through but that's it. It wasn't a larger commentary than what they showed. Maybe it is too simple a documentary for this powerful a concept.
June 18, 2013
As long as we have children the past will always be with us , that seems to be the message of this thoughtful documentary about the children of Nazi war criminals
½ November 16, 2012
A bit shallow, but still intriguing. What an awful legacy to carry.
May 21, 2013
Journey into darkness and reconciliation.
May 14, 2013
Its a horrible subject, no surprise people dont like it. It has to be remembered however ugly it is.
May 10, 2013
This was a very good documentary. It's strange to see the top Nazis as Fathers as well as monsters.
Super Reviewer
½ May 9, 2013
A powerful, moving documentary concerning the descendants of some of Hitler's right-hand men and how they deal with their current-day lives despite their painful family history. An important, uniquely fascinating examination of how one deals with ancestors who were absolute monsters, and how one goes on knowing that may be in their blood. There is a moment that takes place at one of the Holocaust sites concerning a survivor and a descendant that is one of the most moving moments captured in a documentary. It's a very basic, simple approach on a complicated subject, and the result is a great film that should be viewed by anyone interested in this period in history.
April 3, 2013
Hitler's Children apparently designed this website, because every time you click on it you get a pop up ad. Stop throwing so much crap at us...its moronic
April 1, 2013
A very interesting documentary of how the children of Nazis face a psychological war because of the lives of their fathers.
April 1, 2013
Interesting to watch.
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