What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy Trailer (2015)
Trailer for the documentary What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy.
A poignant, thought-provoking account of friendship and the toll of inherited guilt, WHAT OUR FATHERS DID explores the relationship between two men, each of whom are the children of very high-ranking Nazi officials and possesses starkly contrasting attitudes toward their fathers. The film was written by eminent human rights lawyer Philippe Sands, who became fascinated by its central figures, Niklas Frank and Horst von Wächter, while researching international law and delving into the story of his own grandfather’s escape from the Nazis. The three embark on an emotional journey together, as they travel through Europe and converse about the past, examining the sins of their fathers and providing a unique view of the father-son relationship, ultimately coming to some very unexpected and difficult conclusions.