July 27, 2023
Congregation Emanu El
This book review will be held at Congregation Emanu El, and refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend, but please RSVP online or by contacting the Sisterhood office at 713.529.5771, ext. 233 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This month’s selection will be reviewed by congregant Susana Paoloski.
About the book:
My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past is a fascinating memoir by German writer Jennifer Teege and Nikola Sellmair. Teege recounts her discovery at age 38 that her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Auschwitz commandant depicted in Steven Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List. Teege was adopted and learned about her family history after reading a biography of her biological mother. This book details Teege’s discovery of her ancestry and her attempts to come to terms with this revelation by researching her family and traveling to Israel and Krakow.