Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Inheritance 

Your perception of your parents changes gradually as you grow up. Finally, in maturity, you see them not as accoutrements of your identity but as separate, unique and complex human beings in their own right. Now imagine finding out, at age eleven, that your father was hanged as a war criminal when you were a baby. That's the cold shock Monika Hertwig got when she learned the truth about her father, Amon Goeth, the infamously sadistic commander of the Krakow-Plaszow concentration camp in Poland. The documentary Inheritance tells Monika's story in tandem with that of a young inmate of Plaszow, Helen Jonas. Jonas was pressed into service as a maid in Goeth's household, which saved her life and brought her into regular contact with Oskar Schindler, a friend of her boss (and the subsequent hero in the feature film Schindler's List). The film screens tonight at 7 p.m. in the Lee Auditorium of the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue; 314-746-4599 or www.mohistory.org). Admission is free.
Wed., May 27, 7 p.m., 2015

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Related Locations

Speaking of Highlights, Missouri History Museum

Latest in Night & Day

More by Alex Weir

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation