The Ghosts of the Third Reich

About the Show

The Ghosts of the Third Reich documents the poignant and anguished stories of descendants of the Nazis, who confront their family’s past and communicate their most profound feelings of guilt by inheritance. These individuals, whose family members were the supporters, officers and elite of the Nazi regime, share a common desire to distance themselves from Nazi ideology and the actions of their ancestors, and to liberate themselves from the guilt, shame and pain that continue to levy a heavy price seventy years later. The confrontation with the inheritance of the Nazi legacy is powerfully evoked further in the inclusion of moments from The Austrian Encounter, a focal point for dialogue between descendants of Nazi perpetrators and survivors of the Holocaust.