Could one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century have provided the theoretical reasoning to justify mass murder? Heidegger's Shadow explores the philosopher Martin Heidegger's collusion with the Nazis. Jose Pablo Feinmann reveals how Heidegger's thought shares an affinity with Nazi ideology
A timid former disciple of Martin Heidegger, Dieter Muller writes a long confessional letter to his son before committing suicide. Muller tells of his early years as a student of Heidegger and of the intellectual transformations and political conflict during the ascent of the Nazis. He muses upon Heidegger's ethically questionable stance as an academic during the war as well as upon Heidegger's love affair with Hannah Arendt. Muller ends up escaping Germany and living as an exile in Argentina. Years later, Muller's son decides to look for Heidegger in order to confront him over his relationship with the Nazis.