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19 February
2014

The true story of the granddaughter of a Nazi criminal known from Schindler’s List

On 25 February, at 7:00 pm at the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow (18 Dajwór Street) a meeting with Jennifer Teege, the author of the book Amon. Mój dziadek by mnie zastrzelił (Amon. My grandfather would have shot me), will be held. The meeting will be moderated by Dr Edyta Gawron, Admission is free. Don’t miss out!

About the book: Amon. Mój dziadek by mnie zastrzelił:

One event shook her entire life: Jennifer Teege, learned who she really was when she was 38. By chance she found a book about her mother and her grandfather Amon Göth at a library. Millions of people know the story of Göth. In Spielberg’s Schindler’s List he is a brutal commandant of a concentration camp, a drinking buddy and rival of Oskar Schindler who rescued Jews. Göth was responsible for the deaths of thousands of people and was hanged in 1946. His partner, Jennifer Teege’s beloved grandmother, Ruth Irene, committed suicide in 1983. Jennifer is the daughter of a German woman and a Nigerian. She was raised in a foster family. She studied in Israel. When she discovered the truth, she had to face the family story she could never escape. How can she look her Jewish friends in the eyes? What should she tell her own children? Jennifer Teege decides to challenge the past. She meets with her mother whom she has nor met for years. Together with the journalist Nikola Sellmair she investigates the history of her family, visits places connected with the past, goes to Poland and then back to Israel. Step by step, horrified by the dark history of her family, she builds the story of her own liberation.

Jennifer Teege (born 1970) – is the daughter of a German woman and a Nigerian. When she was four weeks old, she was sent to an orphanage. At the age of seven she was adopted. For four years she lived and studied in Israel. Since 1999 she has worked as a copywriter in the advertising industry. She lives in Hamburg, Germany.

The Polish edition of the book Amon. Mój dziadek by mnie zastrzelił was published by Prószyński Media. The book will be on sale at bookshops from 25 February 2014.

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