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||IMDB Rating: 6.4/10 from votes
||Release: 20 November 2015 (UK) /
||Stars: Horst von Wächter, Niklas Frank, Philippe Sands
||Synopsis: 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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MY NAZI LEGACY (using the UK television release title) is a
straightforward documentary in which human rights lawyer Philippe Sands
confronts two elderly Germans (Niklas Frank and Horst von Wachter) with
evidence of their fathers' involvement in the "Final Solution" during
the Second World War. Together they travel to the city of Lviv, now in
Poland, where thousands of Jews were sent to their deaths, and Sands
interviews the two men as to what their feelings are about their
Frank is, to coin a phrase, brutally frank, about his father, a
high-ranking officer in the Nazi hierarchy who willfully believed in
the justice of the "Final Solution." One sequence taking place in an
historic city building, which once served as the Nazi meeting- place,
is especially gruesome, as Sands reads out the transcript of a speech
given by Frank's father where he made a macabre joke about the number
of people being sent to their deaths.
Von Wachter's reaction to his father's role in the war is a lot more
complex. While acknowledging the Nazi Party's cruelty (which encourages
him during his life to collaborate in any way he can with Jewish
people), he does not believe for one moment that his father was
culpable; rather he was a fundamentally good man forced to carry out
his duties within a sadistic organization on pain of death. Despite all
the evidence presented in front of him, Von Wachter remains resolute -
so much so that the long-standing friendship between himself and Frank
is put in grave danger.
Our reaction to this documentary is a complex one: while we understand
and empathize with Sands's determination to make Von Wachter
acknowledge his father's complicity (most of Sands's family had been
wiped out as a result of the killings), we do get the feeling that he
is putting undue pressure on an elderly man without acknowledging the
complexity of Von Wachter's feelings. Having spent seven decades
harboring a particular image of his father, it is obviously difficult
for him to change it.
In the end we wonder what the purpose of the documentary actually is:
were the filmmakers hoping for a Hollywood-style happy ending in which
Von Wachter would break down and undergo a change of heart, thereby
proving the justness of Sands's cause? Or did they deliberately
manipulate the emotions of an old man so as to emphasize the fact that
there were still neo-Nazis around, seven decades after the Second World
War had ended? I am not condoning Von Wachter's responses in any way;
but I do believe that the more pressure Sands put on him to change
them, the less he was willing to do so.
MY NAZI LEGACY is a harrowing piece, but perhaps a little manipulative
in its structure.
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