Jennifer Teege, an adopted German-Nigerian woman, made a shocking discovery at age 38 from a library book: her grandfather, Amon Goeth, was a sadistic Nazi war criminal. The commandant of the Plaszow concentration camp in German-occupied Poland, Goeth was known as the Butcher of Plaszów. She realized he would have killed her if he had met her.
The discovery set Teege on a mission to comprehend her dark family history. She then wrote a book of her own, My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past.
Jennifer Teege will be speaking at the Mayerson JCC Thursday, March 31, at 7pm. There will be a meet and greet and book signing afterward. For more information click here.