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A Nazi Legacy - What Our Fathers Did

OT: A Nazi Legacy - What Our Fathers Did

David Evans // United Kingdom, 2015
Documentary Feature // FF2015



Three men travel through Europe, visiting sites of Nazi war crimes in Poland and the Ukraine. For two of the three, the journey confronts them with the deeds of their fathers. Niklas Frank is the son of Hans Frank, once General Governor of Poland, also known as the “butcher of Poland”. Horst von Wächter’s father Otto was Governor of Galicia. The man who initiated the journey is renowned lawyer Philippe Sands, who lost part of his family in the Holocaust. During the course of the three men’s encounter with the past, conflicts emerge. While Horst von Wächter defends his father, Hans Frank is filled with an almost obsessive hatred. Two sons, two completely different truths. The film is an extraordinary document about the legacy of mass murderers and their influence on the descendants.


David Evans came to international fame in 1997 with Fever Pitch, the film version of Nick Hornby's bestseller. From 2012 to 2015, he directed several episodes of the TV series Downtown Abbey and was nominated for an Emmy.


A Nazi Legacy - What Our Fathers Did

Documentary Feature



United Kingdom


92 min

OV with German subtitles

David Evans

Philippe Sands

Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey

Philipp Blaubach, Matt Gray, Sam Hardy

David Charap

Malcolm Lindsay

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