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First Person Arts Festival

Philadelphia Premiere: My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me

Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm
At the Museum

Thirty-eight years after Jennifer Teege was given up for adoption, she walks into a library, picks up a book, and astonishingly recognizes her biological mother's photograph on its cover. After flipping through the pages, Teege, a black German woman, unearths a chilling family secret: her grandfather was Amon Goeth, a sadistic Nazi concentration camp commandant famously portrayed in the movie Schindler's List. Hear Teege's shocking true story as she reads from her internationally best-selling memoir, My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me.

Join the provocative conversation in a post-show talkback examining how heritage and legacy impact our lives today. Panelists Jacob Winterstein, Shawn Theodore, and Katrina Browne discuss true family stories related to the Holocaust and slave trade. A book signing concludes the event.

$12 before Oct. 28, $15 starting on Oct. 28
$10 for FPA, NMAJH, and AAMP members
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Presented in partnership with First Person Arts and The African American Museum in Philadelphia.

Event type:Books & Writers