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Three generations removed from the Holocaust, the offspring of high-profile Nazis have different ways of addressing their identities. The grandniece of Herman Goering lives outside Santa Fe, N.M., and chose to have herself sterilized. Heinrich Himmler’s grandniece learned foreign languages as a teenager so she could conceal her German identity when she traveled abroad. She also has written a book about her family. Rainer Hoess, grandson of Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Hess, avoided visiting Auschwitz until he was an adult, an experience documented in “Hilter’s Children.” The film offers a nuanced look at the lives of several descendants of prominent Nazis along with interviews with Holocaust survivors, offering perspectives but no easy answers.
7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., S.F. $10. http://www.ybca.org
Mosaic with Israeli Consul General Andy David. With host Rabbi Eric Weiss. 5 a.m. KPIX TV–Channel 5.
“Orchestra of Exiles.” Documentary on great musicians who fled Nazi Germany to form the Palestine Philharmonic. At Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur. Times vary. $7-$10.25. http://www.larktheater.net.
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