- First broadcast 20061006 (Radio 4)
Hannah Arendt, born 100 years ago this year, was among the most influential political thinkers of the 20th Century.
As a young German Jew, she fled to America in 1941 with her husband Heinrich.
Yet her name is historically entwined with a man who became a Nazi - Martin Heidegger.
This drama documentary, through private letters and interviews, tells the story of the 50-year relationship between the teacher and the student.
That Heidegger was her lover came as a shock to many; that she agreed to a reconciliation after the war still raises questions today.
Hannah Arendt....Sian Thomas
Heinrich Blücher....David Horovitch
Martin Heidegger....John Rowe
Director/Producer: Penny Leicester and Emma Harding.