POV1988 | TV Show
This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr (more…)
Premiered: July 5, 1988
Season 21, Episode 15 Inheritance
First Aired: December 10, 2008
The sobering "Inheritance" explores the stories of Monika Hertwig, the daughter of Nazi war criminal Amon Goeth (the commandant of the Plaszow concentration camp near Krakow) and Helen Jonas-Rosenzweig, who was forced to work as a maid in Goeth's house. In an attempt to come to terms with the past, the two meet at the site of the camp, tour Goeth's house and recall another common link: Oskar Schindler, who was friends with Hertwig's parents and, also, saved Jonas-Rosenzweig and her sisters.