Children of Nazis The Sons and Daughter of Himmler, Göring, Hoss, Mengele, and Others— Living with a Father’s Monstrous Legacy By Tania Crasnianski, Translated by Molly Grogan
In 1940, the German sons and daughters of great Nazi dignitaries Himmler, Göring, Hess, Frank, Bormann, Speer, and Mengele were children of privilege at four, five, or ten years old, surrounded by affectionate, all-powerful parents. Although innocent and unaware of what was happening at the time, they eventually discovered the extent of their father’s occupations: These men—their fathers who were capable of loving their children and receiving love in return—were leaders of the Third Reich, and would later be convicted as monstrous war criminals. For these children, the German defeat was an earth-shattering source of family rupture, the end of opulence, and the jarring discovery of Hitler’s atrocities.
How did the offspring of these leaders deal with the aftermath of the war and the skeletons that would haunt them forever? Some chose to disown their past. Others did not. Some condemned their fathers; others worshipped them unconditionally to the end. In this enlightening book, Tania Crasnianski examines the responsibility of eight descendants of Nazi notables, caught somewhere between stigmatization, worship, and amnesia. By tracing the unique experiences of these children, she probes at the relationship between them and their fathers and examines the idea of how responsibility for the fault is continually borne by the descendants.
TitleChildren of Nazis
SubtitleThe Sons and Daughter of Himmler, Göring, Hoss, Mengele, and Others— Living with a Father’s Monstrous Legacy
AuthorBy Tania Crasnianski, Translated by Molly Grogan
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintArcade Publishing
Published6 February 2018
FormatElectronic book text

About the author

Tania Crasnianski was born in France of a German mother and French-Russian father. Children of Nazis is her first book. She is a criminal lawyer and lives in Germany, London, and New York.

“A first successful book on a particularly scabrous subject.” —Le Figaro magazine
“Tania Crasnianski refrains from making judgments about the behavior of the children of the main actors of the Third Reich. It accounts for the attitude of each of them to understand how one deals with a story larger than oneself.” —Marie-Laure Delorme, Le JDD
ISBNs: 9781628728088 978-1-62872-808-8 Title: children of nazis category:HIS 
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