There are and always have been ways of escaping one's own past. But there are some who have never had this chance: the children of prominent Nazis. On one hand they have the memories of the nice, kind man who was their father, on the other they are confronted with the facts of history: with the madness, the murders, the personal purgatory. The Leberts, father and son, spoke at an interval of 40 years - 1959 and 1999 - to these men and women who bore a tainted name and were crushed by the burden of the past. The result is a series of snapshots of rare intensity and a demonstration of how these destinies have more to do with the 21st century than many would care to think.
NORBERT LEBERT worked as journalist and freelance writer in Munich after WW2. His son, STEPHAN LEBERT, was born in 1961 and is managing editor of TAGES-SPIEGEL in Berlin. He has been awarded the Egon Erwin Kisch Prize.