Dallas Holocaust Museum and Dallas Jewish Bookfest present Jennifer Teege: My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me
When Jennifer Teege, a German-Nigerian woman, plucked a library book from the shelf at age 38, she had no idea her life would be forever changed. Recognizing photos of her mother and grandmother in the book, she discovered a horrifying fact: her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the Nazi commandant chillingly depicted by Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List – a man reviled the world over.
Long before knowing the truth, Teege moved to Tel Aviv in her twenties, became fluent in Hebrew, and received a degree from Tel Aviv University in Middle Eastern and African studies. There she watched Schindler’s List for the first time, not knowing the connection. Teege will tell her fascinating story at this special event.