Let me go

by Schneider, Helga, 1937-

Format: Print Book 2005
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Springdale Free Public Library Adult Biography 92 SCHN
Location  Springdale Free Public Library
Collection  Adult Biography
Call Number  92 SCHN
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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Subjects Schneider, Helga -- Family.
Snyder family.
Schneider, Helga.
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. -- Schutzstaffel -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Germany.
Concentration camp guards -- Germany -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, German.
Children of Nazis -- Germany -- Biography.
Mother and child.
Publisher New York :Penguin Books,2005
Other Titles Lasciami andare, madre.
Language English
Notes Penguin Readers Guide in back of book. First published in the U.S by Walker Publishing Co., Inc., 2004.
Description 166, 9 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN 0143035177 (pbk)
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