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My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black…
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My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's… (2013 original; edició 2015)

de Jennifer Teege (Autor), Nikola Sellmair (Autor), Carolin Sommer (Traductor)

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"The memoir of a German-Nigerian woman who learns that her grandfather was the brutal Nazi commandant depicted [by Ralph Fiennes] in Schindler's List, Amon Goeth"--Provided by publisher.
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Títol:My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past
Autors:Jennifer Teege (Autor)
Altres autors:Nikola Sellmair (Autor), Carolin Sommer (Traductor)
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My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past de Jennifer Teege (2013)

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I do not apologise if this review offends you. I am tired of the Jews still being whiny little victims some 80 years after the end of the war. They need to put the war behind them and grow the hell up!!

Like most people in the western world, I have grown up with the stories of the millions of Jews who were killed by the Nazis during world war 2. We accept that the Jews are victims and that they choose to still carry their victimhood forward to the 21st century.

But what about the other side of the picture? What about the Germans? In particular those who are descended from the Nazis? Are they victims too?

When I first picked this book up, I did so simply as a genealogical story, and the story of an adopted woman trying to find (accept? understand?) her biological family.

This is the story of Jennifer Teege, nee Goeth who discovered in 2008, at the age of 38, that her maternal grandfather was Amon Goeth, the Nazi Commandant at the Plaszow Concentration Camp in Poland.

Amon Goeth was a notorious party goer, womaniser and drinker. One of his drinking buddies was Oskar Schindler.

Jennifers mother Monika and grandmother Irene, both tried to deny the truth of Amons activities. Monika never knew him. He was executed just a few months after she was born. Irene always claimed that the Jews were dirty (unhygenic) people and that Amon only shot those who were dirty. Whenever Amon was shooting at Jews from his balcony, she would turn the music up loud so that she didnt hear the shots. Both Irene and Amon knew Oskar Schindler. He came to their home many times for drinking parties. Even after the war, Irene continued to deny that Amon was a killer, a murderer.

The Germans (as a nation) have always claimed that they had no idea and that they did not know. They stuck their heads in the sand and refused to accept the truth. I admire Jennifer greatly for wanting to know the truth. She is NOT a victim!! She chose to rise above her knowledge and accept the truth.

In this book I learnt how one adopted woman dealt with the truth of her biological family. Sure she had depression, She had a lot of mental issues to deal with. But she came through it and has now accepted the truth of her ancestry. Jennifer is no longer a victim!!!

The JEWS however are still claiming to be the victims. They choose to continue to be victims even now 80 years later and it is getting very tiring listening to them whining about "woe is me, the nazis killed my family".

So what?

Get over it!!

That was 80 years ago.

I refuse to be guilty about something that happened before I was born!!! That was NOT MY PROBLEM!!!!

As for the "never again" claims. Such a load of BS.

The Israelis are doing the exact same thing to the Palestinians that the Nazis did to them. I see the Jews learned that lesson very well!!!
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  Robloz | Sep 23, 2021 |
Teege discovers that her maternal grandfather is Amon Goeth, the infamous Butcher of Plaszow, the commandant depicted in the movie, Schindler’s List. She digs further into her family history, in an attempt to come to terms with this horrible piece of her history. Ultimately, she does make peace with her family’s past. Overall, I found her story riveting, both the history and her description of her personal experiences. Being a WWII buff myself, I had never given any thought to how the actions of those directly involved in it could affect future generations, but Teege’s story offered a unique viewpoint on this troubled time in our world’s history. This is a definite must-listen (or read). ( )
  heatherdw20 | Jul 23, 2020 |
Jennifer, who is adopted, goes to the library and randomly picks a book off the shelf entitled "Do I Have to Love My Father?". She flips through the book and runs across her biological mother's name. As she reads further she realizes her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the Commandant in Poland, who killed hundreds of Jews. He was featured in the movie Schindler's List and was a friend of Oskar Schindler.
This book is true, but the story seems almost so fantastic it should be on a soap opera. I believe it and it is a very interesting story. ( )
  dara85 | Jun 14, 2020 |
"È lo sguardo della donna in copertina che mi sembra famigliare. Sono nella Biblioteca Centrale di Amburgo con un libro in mano. Ha una copertina rossa con la foto in bianco e nero di una donna di mezza età. Il suo sguardo è pensoso. Addolorato e spento. Sembra infelice. (fonte: Google Books)
  MemorialeSardoShoah | Apr 21, 2020 |
I heard an interview with Jennifer Teege back in April regarding this book. I wondered how could someone reconcile unearthing something of this scale from their past without falling to pieces? How did her family and friends (especially her Jewish friends) react to the news? There was no doubt in my mind that I needed to track down a copy of the book to find those answers.

Jennifer's story in her own words, partnered with Nikola Sellmair's narrative, provides for a harrowing journey through the attempt to confront the past and reconcile it with the present. One book I will not forget anytime soon, that I am grateful for having the chance to read. ( )
  JayeJ | May 21, 2019 |
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It is the look on the woman’s face that seems familiar. I’m standing in the central library in Hamburg, and in my hands I’m holding a red book that I’ve just picked up from the shelf. The spine reads: I Have to Love My Father, Don’t I? On the front cover is a small black-and-white photograph of a middle-aged woman. She looks deep in thought, and there is something strained and joyless about her. The corners of her mouth are turned down; she looks unhappy. I glance quickly at the subtitle: The Life Story of Monika Goeth, Daughter of the Concentration Camp Commandant from “Schindler’s List.” Monika Goeth! I know that name; it’s my mother’s name. My mother, who put me in an orphanage when I was little and whom I haven’t seen in many years.
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