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What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy (2015)

My Nazi Legacy (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, History | April 2015 (USA)
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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.

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David Evans
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Credited cast:
Niklas Frank Niklas Frank ... Himself
Philippe Sands Philippe Sands ... Himself
Horst von Wächter Horst von Wächter ... Himself
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Three men travel together across Europe. For two of them the journey involves a confrontation with the acts of their fathers, who were both senior Nazi officers. For the third, the eminent human rights lawyer and author Philippe Sands, it means visiting the place where much of his own Jewish family was destroyed by the fathers of the two men he has come to know. It is an emotional, psychological exploration of three men wrestling with their past, the present of Europe - and conflicting versions of the truth. Written by Wildgaze Films

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UK | Austria | Poland | Ukraine

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy See more »

Filming Locations:

Lviv, Ukraine

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,132, 8 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$38,987, 22 November 2015
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Wildgaze Films See more »
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Good documentary
28 December 2016 | by info-33216See all my reviews

Saw this film last night on UK TV. I can add little to the reviews already given but would like to comment on Michael Wehle sour remarks.

Yes, not everything is explored, such a Fascism in the Ukraine. Can it be in the time given? Personally I had not problem with the one son seeing his father as a loving man etc. What else would a very young child think? The issue is the refusal to admit that his father was personally responsible for the crimes and, I think, that is what Sands is trying to do, namely to get him to concede when faced with the facts.

The documentary also indirectly alludes to the problems in many German families when the younger generation found out about the crimes of their parents.


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