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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission


My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: Book Discussion with Rabbi Strauss

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Date Thu, Nov 12, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Duration   1h

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 Płaszów," 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 Congregation Beth Yeshurun & Holocaust Museum Houston for two events, open to the community, as they meet Jennifer Teege and explore her work:

  • Thursday, November 12th at 7:30pm: Former Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Committee commissioner Rabbi Brian Strauss will discuss with Jennifer Teege her discovery, her search for her family, and her recovery. Congregation Beth Yeshurun will broadcast their conversation to their Beth Yeshurun website and to their YouTube Channel.
  • Monday, November 23rd at 12:00pm: Once you've read the book, join them for a book club discussion as they discuss her story in the context of their theme for the year: overcoming challenges. If you are interested in participating in this discussion, please register here to get the Zoom link in your confirmation email.

Please watch this short book trailer to learn more about her story.

This event is being co-sponsored by Holocaust Museum Houston.

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