"Bettina Goering ran away from home at 13, lived on a promiscuous commune in India and later fled to the US and was sterilized. It was all part of an attempt to escape the legacy of her last name.
Her great-uncle, her father's beloved godfather, was the infamous Nazi leader Hermann Goering. Adolf Hitler's second-in-command, he headed the vaunted Luftwaffe airforce and was a leading architect of the "Final Solution" to exterminate Europe's Jews.
His grandniece's oppressive odyssey to cleanse herself of the family's tarnished past has brought her to Israel, where a documentary about her relationship with a child of Holocaust survivors is being featured at the Jewish Eye film festival in this southern Israeli city. "
"Bloodlines" records Goering's emotional encounters with Ruth Rich, an Australian artist whose brother was murdered by the Nazis and whose parents emerged broken from the Holocaust. The film has aired on Australian television and will next be screened at the Boston Jewish Film Festival.