Hitler’s children – Lesson to be learned.

The daughter of Heinrich Himmler... Still active today.
The daughter of Heinrich Himmler… Still active today.

After World War II, many people who survived had relations with renowned Nazis.

Despite what they have gone through, they had to keep on going.

Each one chose a different path…

Bettina Goering (great niece of Adolf Hitler’s second in command Goering) lives in Sante Fe, asking from people hate Germans for what they are. (1) Bettina Goering lived in exile in New Mexico and shockingly described how she  and her brother had reached the same conclusion as Larkin (in his poem poem This Be the Verse) and had been  sterilised. “I cut the line,” she said. (2, 3)

Hitler ear tugged by his god-daughter Edda Goering

Hitler’s godson Niklas Frank (whose father Hans was Nazi governor of occupied Poland responsible for the death  camps in which six million Jewish people were killed), lectured about his infamous father to young people in the former East  Germany in a bid to prevent them from straying into the far-right scene that  preys on the young unemployed and desperate. (4)

Monika Goeth, daughter of the monstrous camp commander Amon, portrayed by Ralph  Fiennes in Schindler’s List, recounted falling in love with a bar owner only to  see a concentration camp tattoo on his wrist one evening and to discover he had  been imprisoned in her father’s camp.
Himmler, great niece of Heinrich Himmler, said her generation learnt languages  with dedication so that they could go abroad without being recognised as  Germans.

The daughter of Amon Goeth

Ruth Kalder Goeth, the wife of Goeth, committed suicide in 1983, shortly after giving an interview in Jon Blair’s documentary Schindler. (6)

Gudrun Burwitz, the 81-year-old daughter of Heinrich Himmler still works at a ruthless pace to keep the Nazi flame alive. (7)

Martin Adolf Bormann became a catholic priest. (8)

Gudrun Burwitz (Himmler’s daughter) today

The sins of the parents, definitely play a role in their childrens’ lifes. But should they? It is up to us to decide. You never fight hate with hate. But you can completely eradicate it with love… If these stories have something to teach us, this is that the war does not end when the last bullet is fired. It goes on and on in the minds of people for years to come, until someone forgives and puts an end to the infinite loop of hatred…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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