10 Questions for Katrin Himmler

A descendant of Nazi elites, Katrin Himmler on her ancestors, her Jewish in-laws and why she kept her name

Kai Wiedenhoefer for TIME

You are the grandniece of Heinrich Himmler, the second most powerful Nazi and one of the biggest war criminals ever. What's it like to live with that?
It was always a very heavy burden in my family. But my father spoke about it very openly from the very beginning. I can't remember the first things we were told about it — we were so young — but I think I was 11 when I watched the movie Holocaust with my parents. That was shocking. I learned what [my great-uncle] was really responsible for. And then I started to read about...