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

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

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My grandfather would have shot me : a Black woman discovers her family's Nazi past
Title
My grandfather would have shot me
Title remainder
a Black woman discovers her family's Nazi past
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair ; translated by Carolin Sommer
Title variation
My grandfather would have shot me
Title variation remainder
a Black woman discovers her familys Nazi past
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
An international bestseller, this is the extraordinary and moving memoir of a woman who learns that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the brutal Nazi commandant depicted in Schindler's List. When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, happened to pluck a library book from the shelf, she had no idea that her life would be irrevocably altered. Recognising photos of her mother and grandmother in the book, she discovers a horrifying fact: Her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant chillingly depicted by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler's List - a man known and reviled the world over. Although raised in an orphanage and eventually adopted, Teege had some contact with her biological mother and grandmother as a child. Yet neither revealed that Teege's grandfather was the Nazi "butcher of Plaszow," executed for crimes against humanity in 1946. The more Teege reads about Amon Goeth, the more certain she becomes: If her grandfather had met her-a black woman-he would have killed her. Teege's discovery sends her, at age 38, into a severe depression-and on a quest to unearth and fully comprehend her family's haunted history. Her research takes her to Krakow - to the sites of the Jewish ghetto her grandfather 'cleared' in 1943 and the Plaszow concentration camp he then commanded - and back to Israel, where she herself once attended college, learned fluent Hebrew, and formed lasting friendships. Teege struggles to reconnect with her estranged mother Monika, and to accept that her beloved grandmother once lived in luxury as Amon Goeth's mistress at Plaszow. Teege's story is co-written by award-winning journalist Nikola Sellmair, who also contributes a second, interwoven narrative that draws on original interviews with Teege's family and friends and adds historical context. Ultimately, Teege's resolute search for the truth leads her, step by step, to the possibility of her own liberation
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Summary
A German-Nigerian woman discovers, while examining a library book, that her grandfather, Amon Goeth, was portrayed in Schindler's List as the central villain of the Plaszów concentration camp, responsible for brutally murdering thousands of people
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10415514
Cataloging source
DLC
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1970-
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Teege, Jennifer
Dewey number
929.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT1098.T33
LC item number
A3 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
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  • Sellmair, Nikola
  • Sommer, Carolin
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True
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  • Teege, Jennifer
  • Teege, Jennifer
  • Göth, Amon
  • Teege, Jennifer
  • Teege, Jennifer
  • Płaszów (Concentration camp)
  • Grandchildren of war criminals
  • Racially mixed people
  • Nazis
  • Concentration camp commandants
  • German literature
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Black woman discovers her family's Nazi past
Label
My grandfather would have shot me : a Black woman discovers her family's Nazi past, Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair ; translated by Carolin Sommer
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Publication
Note
Translation of: Amon : mein Grossvater hätte mich erschossen
Bibliography note
Includes filmography and bibliographical references (pages 217-221)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054683594
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781473616233
Lccn
2014046242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907937434
Label
My grandfather would have shot me : a Black woman discovers her family's Nazi past, Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair ; translated by Carolin Sommer
Publication
Note
Translation of: Amon : mein Grossvater hätte mich erschossen
Bibliography note
Includes filmography and bibliographical references (pages 217-221)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054683594
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781473616233
Lccn
2014046242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907937434

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