Monika herwig published a book in germany about the memories of her father she grew up with and the truth she had to. Inheritance inheritance is the story of monika hertwig, a softspoken woman struggling with a profound legacy left by a father she never really knew. Collecting an inheritance no one would wish for find. My nazi grandfather, amon goeth, would have shot me bbc news. Black german woman shocked to learn her grandfather was. This powerful documentary follows their meeting on the grounds of plaszow as monika is confronted by her fathers terrible legacy. Inheritance is the story of monika hertwig, the daughter of mass murderer amon goeth, and her efforts to come to terms with her inheritance. Monika hertwig was 1 year old when her father, amon goeth, was hanged as a war criminal in 1946, after a trial by a polish court. Monika hertwig wiki, biography, net worth, age, family. The film crew had taken monika hertwig and helen jonasrosenzweig, a jewish maid who had firsthand knowledge of amon goeths cruelty, back to plaszow. She seeks out helen jonas, who was enslaved by goeth and who is one of the few living eyewitnesses to his unspeakable brutality. Monika hertwig talks about her father hauptsturmfuhrer amon goeth who was in charge of the. You can follow the magazine on twitter and on facebook.
Monika hertwig is a member of famous celebrity list. Vivian delman, monika hertwig, reinhardt hertwig, helen jonas, harris done, james moll, james moll, chris malachowsky. Monika hertwig talks about her father amon leopold goth youtube. Beyond the film with james, monika and helen inheritance. Teege, who was adopted, made the discovery when she found a book about her biological mother, monika hertwig pictured, in a library. Often described as a monster and inhuman, amon goeth was the prominent nazi leader and. As she uncovers more facts about her familys ugly history, she reaches out to helen jonasrosenzweig, who was enslaved by goth.
Beyond the film with james, monika and helen inheritance filmmaker james moll was joined by his subjects, monika hertwig and helen jonas, at a special screening of the film in december 2008. H er conviction is buttressed by a scene in inheritance, when hertwig recalls how she had no reason to question her mothers explanation of how goeth had. When moll convinced a willing monika hertwig and a more reluctant helen jonasrosenzweig to meet each other, he had the genesis of inheritance. Watch inheritance on pov documentary news pov blog pbs. Inheritance is the story of monika hertwig, formerly monika goeth, and her journey to learn about and accept the fact that her father was a prominent nazi during wwii. Inheritance is the story of monika hertwig, the daughter of mass murderer. Monika hertwig was 1 year old when her father amon goeth, sadistic ss commandant of the plaszow forcedlabor and concentration camp, was hanged as a war criminal in 1946. When these two softspoken women meet, more than sixty years after monika s. Inheritance never pretends to expose a single truth, but instead shows in a series of scenes that range from devastating to frustrating to puzzling, hertwig and jonasrosenzweigs repeated.
She eventually agreed after hertwig wrote to her, we have to do it for the murdered people. Moll brings together monika hertwig, daughter of the commander of a nazi concentration camp, and helen jonas, who as a teenage prisoner in. Jennifer teege comes to terms with terrible secret in my. Hertwig has spent her life in the shadow of her fathers sins, trying to come to terms with her inheritance. This notion of help impossible, necessary colors inheritance. A black woman discovers her familys nazi past was a new york times bestseller. Moll brings together monika hertwig, daughter of the commander of a nazi concentration camp, and helen jonas, who as a teenage prisoner in that.
The dvd centers upon monika hertwig, a woman who was raised to believe that her father was a good german soldier who was killed in action at the end of world war ii. Soon after teege found her mothers book on that fateful day in 2008, she saw a documentary screened by pbs, called inheritance which dealt with the guilt carried by the children of nazis. I had myself sterilized so i would not pass on the blood of a monster. Jennifer teege born 29 june 1970 is a german writer.
As part of monikas search for information, she reaches out to helen jonasrosenzweig, a woman who had been enslaved by monikas father during the war. Monika hertwig didnt have to imagine when she found out that her father was the mass murderer amon goeth. Monika hertwig, daughter of nazi commander amon goeth, beside the villa at the. Helen jonas on the left talks with monika goeth at the former plaszow camp. Teege addressed her coming to terms with her origins in the book, my grandfather would have shot me originally published as amon. Monika hertwig was 10 months old when her father was hanged in 1946 for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. Inheritance is brutally honest, compelling documentary that cannot be viewed with indifference. Doll auction catalog by theriault, florence and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Inheritance is the story of monika hertwig, the daughter of mass murderer amon goeth, and her efforts to come to terms with her inheritance pbs premiere. Monika was born on october 23, 1945 in german monika is one of the famous and trending celeb who is popular for being a celebrity. Imagine watching schindlers list and knowing the sadistic nazi camp commandant played by ralph fiennes was your father. Helens story appears at schindler list, but she has another documentary film, this one talk about when she met monika hertwig, the daughter of amon goeth, it is called inheritance. As part of monika s search for information, she reaches out to helen jonas, a woman who had been enslaved by monika s father during the war. Watch an edited version of the conversation that took place after the screening and hear about where monika and helen stand with each other now, and how.
Coincidentally, inheritance, a pbs documentary about the spoils of. Inheritance is the story of monika hertwig, the daughter of mass murderer amon goeth, and her efforts to come to terms with her. Often described as a monster and inhuman, amon goeth was the prominent nazi leader and commandant of the plaszow concentration camp. Published on nov 3, 2015 in this first clip associated with the inheritance lesson plan, monika hertwig recalls her father, the nazi commandant amon goeth, and her mother, amons mistress ruth. Her book is called amon my grandfather would have shot me. Inheritance is the story of monika hertwig, a softspoken woman grappling with a profound legacy left to her by a father she never really knew. Inheritance dvd 76768511193 movies inheritance is the story of monika hertwig, a softspoken woman struggling with a profound legacy left by a father she never really knew. Monika hertwig, author of inheritance film, on librarything. She is known for her work on hitlers children 2011 and inheritance 2006. Jennifer teege spoke to world update on thebbc world service. Helen jonasrosenzweig personal stories from the holocaust. The person who said this was bettina goering, great niece of adolf hitler s second in command, hermann goering.
Inheritance is the story of monika hertwig and her journey to accept the truth about her father, nazi commander, amon goeth, who was portrayed by actor ralph fiennes in schindlers list. In the documentary inheritance, monika is shown at the site of the plaszow camp as she meets helen jonas, who was one of the two women prisoners who worked for amon goeth in his home. The untold account of his life, wartime activities, and the true. Biracial granddaughter of nazi portrayed in schindlers. Monika hertwig is the daughter of amon goth, the sadistic nazi commandant of plaszow concentration camp who murdered thousands.
Imagine finding out that your father is one of the faces of evil from the nazi atrocities in europe. Nazis child, victim share inheritance jewish journal. I had myself sterilized so i would not pass on the blood. Inheritance, a documentary about monika hertwig, the. James molls documentary, inheritance, tells the story of how hertwig has reached out to helen jonas, one of goeths former slaves. Inheritance is the story of monika hertwig, the daughter of mass murderer amon goeth. Jennifer teege, my grandfather would have shot me youtube. Inheritance 2006 film hi poeticbent, i partially reverted this edit you made to the article inheritance 2006 film. A nazis daughter and a concentration camp survivor meet. One day he wandered into the library, where he came across a book by. Often described as a monster, and inhuman, goeth was a prominent nazi leader and commandant of the plaszow concentration camp. Nazis daughter struggles with her inheritance monika hertwig, daughter of nazi amon goeth, has spent her life dealing with her fathers murderous legacy.1330 1245 534 1160 1641 1175 65 1028 977 1383 53 544 1548 865 1353 809 1305 938 1122 138 389 500 436 744 1167 357 209 749 135 1115 1105 1027