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Let Me Go Helga Schneider 0802714358 9780802714350 The extraordinary memoir, praised across Europe, of a daughters final encounter with her mother, a former SS guard at Auschwitz. In 1941, in Berlin, Helga Schneiders mother abandoned her, her younger
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Let Me Go by Helga Schneider

The extraordinary memoir, praised across Europe, of a daughters final encounter with her mother, a former SS guard at Auschwitz. In 1941, in Berlin, Helga Schneiders mother abandoned her, her younger brother, and her father. Thirty years later-- when she saw her mother again for the first time-- Schneider discovered the shocking reason: Her mother had joined the Nazi SS and had become a guard in concentration camps, including Auschwitz-Birkenau and Ravensbrck, where she was in charge of a correction unit and responsible for untold acts of torture. Nearly three more decades would pass before their second and final reunion, an emotional encounter at a Vienna nursing home, where her mother, then eighty-seven and unrepentant about her past, was ailing.Let Me Gois an extraordinary account of that meeting. Their conversation-- which Schneider recounts in spellbinding detail-- triggers childhood memories, and she weaves these into her account, powerfully evoking the misery of Nazi and postwar Berlin. Yet it is her internal struggle-- a daughters sense of obligation colliding with the inescapable horror of what her mother has done-- that will stay with readers long after the book has ended.

Author: Helga Schneider

Language: English

Edition: First American Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 176

Publisher: Walker Books

Publication Date: 2004-05-01

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ISBN: 0802714358


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