Title: My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me
Authors: Teege, Nikola
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 215
Year: 2015
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Language: English
Description: It's hard to imagine a more arresting title, but in this instance, it is trumped by its sub-title 'a black woman discovers her family's Nazi past'. Daughter of a white German mother and a Nigerian father, Jennifer Teege was adopted out as a young child. However, at age 38, her random selection of a library book revealed photos of her biological mother and grandmother and even more shockingly, that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, a Nazi commandant known as the Butcher of Krakow.

This is the empowering story of the author's quest to confront the truth and understand her troubled legacy, supported by a intertwined narrative providing balanced analysis and historical context for this heart-felt testimony.
Categories: Non fiction, Biography, Grief/loss, Morals/Ethics, Relationships, Social commentary/perspectives, Translation, 2019 Titles


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