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Inheritance

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PBS Premiere: December 10, 2008

Synopsis

Imagine watching Schindler's List and knowing the sadistic Nazi camp commandant played by Ralph Fiennes was your father. Inheritance is the story of Monika Hertwig, the daughter of mass murderer Amon Goeth. Hertwig has spent her life in the shadow of her father's sins, trying to come to terms with her "inheritance." She seeks out Helen Jonas, who was enslaved by Goeth and who is one of the few living eyewitnesses to his unspeakable brutality. The women's raw, emotional meeting unearths terrible truths and lingering questions about how the actions of our parents can continue to ripple through generations.

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TAGS: germany, holocaust, perpetrators, reconciliation, survivors

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Film Information

Inheritance (90 min.)

Premiere Date: December 10, 2008

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Filmmaker: James Moll Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Critical Acclaim | Press Release Emmy Award Win

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James Moll
James Moll
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Critical Acclaim

Powerful... Throughout, Mr. Moll illustrates the narrative with a remarkable collection of archival materials. Then, just when you think he has wrung all the emotions out... the women jolt you again, describing how the wartime experiences affected their loved ones for decades after.”

— Neil Genzlinger
The New York Times