What Our Fathers Did

What Our Fathers Did

A Nazi Legacy

DVD - 2016
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Explores the relationship between two men, Niklas Frank, and Horst von Wachter, each of whom are the children of high-ranking Nazi officials and possess starkly contrasting attitudes toward their fathers. Philippe Sands investigates the complicated connection between the two, and even delves into the story of his own grandfather who escaped the same area where their fathers carried out mass killings. Features never before seen home movie and archive footage from the heart of the Nazi regime.
Publisher: New York, NY : Oscilloscope Laboratories, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: 943.087 WHAT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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Jan 16, 2017

Yes, Five stars.

Absolutely riveting. Stunning. I don't use these superlatives lightly.

Two sons of two high ranking Nazis--one the Governor-General of Poland, the other, under his command, the Governor of two states.

The Interviewer: an international (Jewish) judge...whose family of 80 was wiped out in one horrific time of atrocity in the Ukraine.

And what many Ukrainians there think of the Governor today!

A must-see.

Nov 19, 2016

A human-rights lawyer conducts conversations with two men whose fathers were indicted as war criminals for their roles in WWII - Nazi Governors and consultants to Adolf Hitler himself. EXCELLENT DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HOW TO SONS OF NAZIS DEAL WITH THE "SINS OF THE FATHERS". HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Jul 29, 2016

Two high level Nazi leaders, one convicted at Nuremburg, the other not charged each had a son who knew each other during the Holocaust. A Jewish boy whose family was exterminated where the two fathers "worked" convinced him to make a film about the sons analyzing the actions of their fathers' activities. The three discuss their feelings about what the two fathers had done at some of the horror sites. One son deplores his father’s guilt while the other suggests his father was just protecting the fatherland. This is a perfect film.


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