At age 38, Jennifer Teege happened to pluck a library book from the shelf - and discovered a horrifying fact: her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant depicted in Schindler's List. Reviled as the "butcher of Plaszow," Goeth was executed in 1946. The more Teege learned about him, the more certain she became: if her grandfather had met her - a black woman - he would have killed her.
Join us for two events, open to the community, as we meet Jennifer Teege and explore her work:
Thursday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m.: Rabbi Brian Strauss will discuss with Jennifer Teege her discovery, her search for her family, and her recovery. Congregation Beth Yeshurun will broadcast the conversation to their website and to their YouTube Channel.
Monday, November 23 at 12:00 p.m.: Once you've read the book, join us for a book club discussion as we discuss her story in the context of our theme for the year: overcoming challenges. If you are interested in participating in this discussion, please register here for the zoom link.
Please watch this short book trailer to learn more about her story.
We encourage you to purchase her book, My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me, from the Museum Store. Use code HMHCURBSIDE at checkout for curbside pickup. We ask that you contact the Museum Store at 713-527-1610 before you arrive for your pickup.