Jennifer's intriguing story describes her struggles dealing with the realization that the commander of the Plaszow concentration camp was her direct relative. Jennifer, who is now in her 40's, was oblivious to this dark and distressing secret for most of her life. Amon Goeth, the Nazi commander was eventually hung for his war crimes in 1946.
It was not until years later that Teege, a German-born black woman who was given up for adoption as a child, discovered that one of the central characters in the film, Amon Goeth, was her grandfather. Many viewers recall the figure of Goeth, the brutal commander of the Plaszow concentration camp in Poland - played in the film by Ralph Fiennes - from the scenes in which he shoots Jewish inmates from the porch of his home. But Teege, who had not been in touch with either her biological mother or biological grandmother for years, had no idea about the identity of her grandfather.
The discovery came like a bolt from the blue in the summer of 2008, when she was 38 years old, as she relates in the memoir "Amon," which was published in German in 2013 (co-authored with the German journalist Nikola Sellmair), and is due out in English this April under the title "My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past."
Thursday August 13, 2015 for a very special event with Jennifer Teege; "my grandfather was the Nazi from 'Schindler's List".
The event will be held at the Bnai Zion Foundation 136 East 39th Street (Lexington Ave) New York, NY 10016.
Please join ReJews, Success With Teamwork, and School News Nationwide "Words of Bonds" for an intriguing evening with international bestselling author + world renowned speaker Jennifer Teege.
Each guest will receive a signed copy of Ms. Teege's memoir; "My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me." Her fascinating story has been widely covered by NYDailyNews, New York Times, Haaretz, News.com, OnlineMediaSuccess.info and numerous other organizations.
Sponsorship details can be found on: successwithteamwork.com/events-view/speaker-series-book-signing-jennifer-teege-international-bestseller
COMPLEMENTARY KOSHER FOOD FOR ALL GUESTS + SPONSORS!!
Words of Bonds & Success With Teamwork Present:
Speaker & Book Signing by Jennifer Teege
"My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me"
Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Bnai Zion Foundation
136 East 39th Street New York
New York, NY 10016