Although Adolf Hitler had no children, many senior Nazis did. How do those offspring and other relatives of such war criminals as Hermann Goering and Heinrich Himmler view their ancestral guilt? It’s a powerful, arresting question, one that lies on the fault line between the unique (the abomination of Nazism) and universal (the bond of family).
“Hitler’s Children” takes that question as its point of departure. The film is a co-presentation of the Boston Jewish Festival, where it won last year’s audience award for best documentary.