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: November 16, 2012
DVD 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

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.

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

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

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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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
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