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"MY GRANDFATHER WOULD HAVE SHOT ME"
THURSDAY APR 23, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Jennifer Teege is a German-Nigerian woman, who was placed in an orphanage and adopted at young age.
At the age of 38, she discovers that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the infamous Nazi commandant
depicted in Schindler’s List by Ralph Fiennes.
“I have entered a chamber of horrors. ... Slowly I begin to grasp that the Amon Goeth in the film Schindler’s List is not a fictional character, but a person who actually existed in flesh and blood. A man who killed people by the dozens and, what is more, who enjoyed it. My grandfather. I am the granddaughter of a mass murderer.”
At the age of 38, Jennifer Teege starts to learn the scope of her grandfather’s crimes and delves into researching her family’s past. Over the two years that follow, she reconnects with her mother Monika, explores the sites of Płaszów concentration camp and the former Jewish ghetto in Kraków. She travels to Israel and reveals her discoveries with beloved friends from college.
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