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My grandfather would have shot me : a Black woman discovers her family's Nazi past / Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair ; translated by Carolin Sommer.

Teege, Jennifer, 1970- (author.). Sellmair, Nikola, 1971- (author.). Sommer, Carolin, (translator.).
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Location: Fennell STACKS CT1098.T33 .A3 2016
Barcode: 30731101225815
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 1615193081
  • ISBN: 9781615193080
  • Physical Description: 229 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : The Experiment, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published under the title Amon : mein Grossvater hätte mich erschossen"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: The discovery -- Me, granddaughter of a mass murderer -- Master of the Płaszów Concentration Camp : my grandfather Amon Goeth -- The commandant's lover : my grandmother Ruth Irene Kalder -- Living with the dead : my mother Monika Goeth -- The victim's grandchildren : my friends in Israel -- Flowers in Krakow -- Further resources: Books, films and online -- Reader's guide -- Interview with Jennifer Teege -- About the author.
Summary, etc.:
"At age 38, Jennifer Teege happened to pluck a library book from the shelf--and discovered a horrifying fact: Her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant depicted in Schindler's List. Reviled as the "butcher of Płaszów," Goeth was executed in 1946. The more Teege learned about him, the more certain she became: If her grandfather had met her--a black woman--he would have killed her. Teege's discovery sends her into a severe depression--and fills her with questions: Why did her birth mother withhold this chilling secret? How could her grandmother have loved a mass murderer? Can evil be inherited? Teege's story is cowritten by Nikola Sellmair, who also adds historical context and insight from Teege's family and friends, in an interwoven narrative. Ultimately, Teege's search for the truth leads her, step by step, to the possibility of her own liberation."--Amazon
Subject: Teege, Jennifer, 1970-
Teege, Jennifer, 1970- > Family.
Teege, Jennifer, 1970- > Travel > Poland.
Teege, Jennifer, 1970- > Homes and haunts > Israel.
Göth, Amon, 1908-1946 > Family.
Płaszów (Concentration camp)
Grandchildren of war criminals > Germany > Biography.
Racially mixed people > Germany > Biography.
Nazis > Family relationships.
Concentration camp commandants > Family relationships.
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