Thursday, 24 May 2012
Hitler's Children. A film to make your blood run cold.
Last night's BBC 2 documentary Hitlers Children was a chilling reminder that even the most terrible mass murderer is somebody's father or son or sibling. It was also one of the most moving films that I have seen for some time. At one level it was an investigation into how the children and grandchildren of Nazi war criminals coped with their dreadful legacy but it also opened a whole can of worms about national guilt, family loyalties and the real nature of evil. It was also an affirmation of the potential for human decency in the worst of times. Gripping stuff and as the first hints of a European unravelling emerge, subjects that we should all think long and hard about.