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The Resource Let me go, by Helga Schneider ; [translated from the Italian by Shaun Whiteside]

Let me go, by Helga Schneider ; [translated from the Italian by Shaun Whiteside]

Label
Let me go
Title
Let me go
Statement of responsibility
by Helga Schneider ; [translated from the Italian by Shaun Whiteside]
Creator
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
An emotional memoir chronicles the uneasy reunion between a daughter abandoned at the age of four and the mother who left her husband and young children to join the infamous Nazi Secret Service in World War II. The extraordinary memoir, praised across Europe, of a daughter's final encounter with her mother, a former SS guard at Auschwitz. In 1941, in Berlin, Helga Schneider's 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 Ravensbrück, 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 Go is 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 daughter's 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. Helga Schneider was born in 1937 in Steinberg, now in Poland, and spent her childhood in Berlin. When her mother left the family, she was brought up first by her stepmother and then in a boarding school. She has lived as a freelance writer for many years in Bologna, Italy
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 306.874/3/0922
  • B
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
D805.G3
LC item number
S382613 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
5.6
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Label
Let me go, by Helga Schneider ; [translated from the Italian by Shaun Whiteside]
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780802714350
Lccn
2004043092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocm55145887
Label
Let me go, by Helga Schneider ; [translated from the Italian by Shaun Whiteside]
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
166 pages
Isbn
9780802714350
Lccn
2004043092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocm55145887

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