Hitler's Children
Hitler's Children (2012)

This documentary is about the descendants of the most powerful figures in the Nazi regime: men and women who were left a legacy that permanently associates them with one of the greatest crimes in history. What is it like for them to have… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 2, 2013
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

A film whose core is a haunting question: When parents are monstrous, where does filial love begin and end?

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Haunting documentary about the descendants of top Nazi leaders struggling to endure their horrific legacy.

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

One of the most haunting documentaries ever made about tainted ancestry, a work of intense research that plays like a cerebral revelation rather than just a straightforward lesson in history.

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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

The moral weight of "Hitler's Children" is unmistakable. So is that weight's inertness.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Quiet, simple and soaked in sorrow, "Hitler's Children" takes a stripped-down approach to an emotionally sophisticated subject.

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Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

Seems like such an obvious topic for a film that it's surprising no one else has made it before..Raises issues that never get old. Nor should we stop talking about them.

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John Anderson
Variety

The sins of the fathers have seldom weighed so heavy as in the odd, intriguing and ultimately moving Hitler's Children.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

It's always dispiriting to see an ideal subject given shallow treatment, and one spends most of this documentary wishing a more experienced director had made it.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

"Hitler's Children" is an original study of the Holocaust and is also a cautionary statement of the dangers of the rise of a new fascism.

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Christian C
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… More
Cynthia S.
A striking, and important, documentary revealing the burden that must be faced when descended from Nazi war criminals..."Not every story has a happy… More
Dan Schultz
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… More