Politics What our fathers did:A Nazi legacy on netflix

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    highly recommended doc..


    There is a force to be reckoned with inside David Evans' tiny documentary “What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy,” a containment of the massively different convictions held by two dear friends. They are both the sons of senior Nazi officials, who were members of Hitler’s army that had firsthand involvement with the genocide of the Jewish people in the Holocaust, and whose faces and names appear prominently in historical documents. Their family history is connected directly to the atrocities committed by the Nazi party.

    One man, Niklas Frank, is at peace with what his father Hans Frank did, by openly expressing shame and disgust with the toxic ideology and the people who spread it throughout Europe. Once considered a prince of Poland when his father became governor general of the land, Niklas now carries around a picture of his father’s dead body right after his execution, as a reminder of what happens when democracy and humanity perish from the Earth. At the very end of the film, when he sits in the courtroom where his father was sentenced to death, he states with a bit of peace, “This is a happy place.

    On the other side of the argument is Horst von Wächter, a man of equal amiability in the film’s diner-conversation-level intimacy. For all of his life, Horst recognizes that terrible things have happened in Europe during the time of the Nazi regime, and is sympathetic to those who lost their lives or their lineages. But his own father, Otto von Wächter, who was ranked just a few notches below Niklas’, and was in charge of transportation to the concentration camps, is not directly responsible for the atrocities. That is at least from Horst’s perspective, who claims with an anxious tone that his father was a decent man. “He had no choice,” he states. The degree of his denial is disturbing, and provides the unmoving rock that makes “What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy” so poignant.


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    And you still have people who believe this never happened.
     
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    why these stories should always be told
     
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    ... And ya still have people not letting it go and try'n to guilt others ...have ya heard this one? " what our fathers did, an Israeli legacy" ... I hear it's an underground favorite among Palestinians.
     
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    Yep.
     
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    It's hard to believe that a country like Germany that was educated, cultured, and civilized was capable of such atrocities. So much evil in the world.
     
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    I was reading about the massacres in Poland

    Brutal shit

    Lining up kids and shooting them one by one
     
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    If Hilter won Europe would be Muslim free
     
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    Ebert reviewed it?
    2m2sx93.jpg
     
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    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
     
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    And even people that do know the truth about the Holocaust think there's a God. Confounding.
     
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    I'll have to check this out
     
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    Wait, who says the Holocaust was fake? :wtf:
     
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    @Jim J Jiblets and the alt right crowd
     
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    Jim J Jiblets #Hillary'sTongue

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    Jews died, no doubt, dummy.

    The numbers of those that died, method and Hitler's order are all bullshit though.
     
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    Yes, I'm the dumb one :rolleyes:
     
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    There was no sanctioned murder or extermination of Jews by Hitler.

    The deaths were a result of starvation, typus, disease, allied bombings that cut off supply lines and the cold.

    The Jews already had the "six million" figure in place 30+ years prior to WWII. It's well documented.

    The whole 6,000,000 thing is pure propaganda. Even Holocaust "survivors" have been caught lying.

    Now, did some Nazis kill some Jews here and there? Yes, no doubt. The Jews did, in fact, declare WAR on Germany, after all.

    Keep your head in the sand, though. It's a good look.