Date(s) & Time(s)::
August 17, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Location: Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza
Author Jennifer Teege, born to a German mother and a Nigerian father, accidentally discovered that her family had a dark secret -- her grandfather commanded a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.
Teege will speak about her experience at the main branch of the Allen County Public Library on Monday August 17 at 7:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public, and her internationally bestselling book "My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past" will be available for purchase.
“Family history research is so key to the understanding of history; indeed, our stories are our history,” said Curt Witcher, the manager of the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library which, along with the IPFW Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Congregation Achduth Vesholom, is a co-sponsor of the event. “In My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me, Jennifer Teege engages her readers in the amazing journey of discovering her family history. Ms. Teege’s presentation of facts and insights invites readers to live this journey with her.”
Co-written by award-winning journalist Nikola Sellmair, My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me tells a story of a woman who discovers the truth about who her grandfather was. After picking up a book in a German library by chance, she discovered that her grandfather was none other than the infamous Nazi war criminal Amon Goeth, the commandant of the Kraków-Płaszów Concentration Camp during World War Two. Goeth was the main antagonist in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning 1993 movie Schindler’s List, and was portrayed by actor Ralph Fiennes. He was executed in 1946 after being found guilty of war crimes by the Supreme National Tribunal of Poland.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page (ipfw.io/teegefw) or contact event organizers Steven Carr (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Curt Witcher (email@example.com).
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