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Unforgettable and deeply arresting, Let Me Go is a haunting memoir of World War II that “won’t let you go until you’ve finished reading the last page” (The Washington Post Book World). In 1941, in Berlin, Helga Schneider’s mother abandoned her along with her father and younger brother. Let Me Go recounts Helga’s final meeting with her ailing mother in a Vienna nursing home some sixty years after World War II, in which Helga confronts a nightmare: her mother’s lack of repentance about her past as a Nazi SS guard at concentration camps, including Auschwitz, where she was responsible for untold acts of torture. With spellbinding detail, Schneider recalls their conversation, evoking her own struggle between a daughter’s sense of obligation and the inescapable horror of her mother’s deeds.

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Unforgettable and deeply arresting, Let Me Go is a haunting memoir of World War II that wont let you go until youve finished reading the last page (The Washington Post Book World). In 1941, in Berlin, Helga Schneiders mother abandoned her along with her father and younger brother. Let Me Go recounts Helgas final meeting with her ailing mother in a Vienna nursing home some sixty years after World War II, in which Helga confronts a nightmare: her mothers lack of repentance about her past as a Nazi SS guard at concentration camps, including Auschwitz, where she was responsible for untold acts of torture. With spellbinding detail, Schneider recalls their conversation, evoking her own struggle between a daughters sense of obligation and the inescapable horror of her mothers deeds.

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In this powerful memoir, the author describes her relationship and final encounter with her mother, who abandoned the family 56 years earlier to pursue a career with the SS culminating in a position as a guard at Auschwitz.

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Helga Schneider was born in 1937 in Steinberg, now Poland, and spent her childhood in Berlin. She has been a freelance writer for many years in Bologna, Italy.

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Cheryl Marseilles, September 17, 2006 (view all comments by Cheryl Marseilles)
This is one book you will not put down! A family is torn apart by the Holocaust, and a young girl relives her trauma of her parents and brother leaving her. This book is sad, yet powerful reading.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780143035176
Author:
Schneider, Helga
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20050830
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.06x5.08x.53 in. .32 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 192 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143035176 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Unforgettable and deeply arresting, Let Me Go is a haunting memoir of World War II that wont let you go until youve finished reading the last page (The Washington Post Book World). In 1941, in Berlin, Helga Schneiders mother abandoned her along with her father and younger brother. Let Me Go recounts Helgas final meeting with her ailing mother in a Vienna nursing home some sixty years after World War II, in which Helga confronts a nightmare: her mothers lack of repentance about her past as a Nazi SS guard at concentration camps, including Auschwitz, where she was responsible for untold acts of torture. With spellbinding detail, Schneider recalls their conversation, evoking her own struggle between a daughters sense of obligation and the inescapable horror of her mothers deeds.
"Synopsis" by , In this powerful memoir, the author describes her relationship and final encounter with her mother, who abandoned the family 56 years earlier to pursue a career with the SS culminating in a position as a guard at Auschwitz.

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