• $9.99

Publisher Description

Now in paperback: The New York Times bestselling memoir hailed as “unforgettable” (Publishers Weekly) and “a stunning memoir of cultural trauma and personal identity” (Booklist).

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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2015
April 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
The Experiment
SELLER
Workman Publishing Co., Inc.
SIZE
3.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Mary Ann aka Mimi ,

Jenny’s story is amazing, told with honesty

This book touched my heart in so many ways. The honesty, detail, soul-searching, love and despair. I would have read it straight through but I knew it needed to be given time to let her story soak in. It is amazing that she has lived it, and continues to learn and love. Thank you with my whole heart.

molly and m ,

Excellent

This is a very well written book. I like how it not only told Jennifer's story but also covered the historical portion well. I learned a lot and am interested in reading more on this topic. I have recommended this book to many people!!

More Books by Jennifer Teege & Nikola Sellmair

2021
2015
2014
2013