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Let Me Go By Helga Schneider

Let Me Go
by Helga Schneider

When Helga Schneider was four, her mother, Traudi, abandoned her to pursue her career. In 1998, Helga received a letter asking her to visit Traudi, now 90-years old, before she dies. Mother and daughter have met only once after Traudi left, on a disastrous visit where Helga first learnt the terrible secret of her mother's past.
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Let Me Go Summary


Let Me Go by Helga Schneider

When Helga Schneider was four, her mother, Traudi, abandoned her to pursue her career. In 1998, Helga received a letter asking her to visit Traudi, now 90-years old, before she dies. Mother and daughter have met only once after Traudi left, on a disastrous visit where Helga first learnt the terrible secret of her mother's past. Traudi was as an extermination guard in Auschwitz and Ravensbruck and was involved in Nazi 'medical' experiments on prisoners. She has never expressed even the slightest remorse for her actions, yet Helga still hopes that at this final meeting she will find some way to forgive her mother.

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Let Me Go Reviews


"A powerful, painful book about moral responsibility" * Guardian *
"Remarkable... Helga Schneider's frank account is desperately sad and powerful. Unforgettable" * Jewish Telegraph *
"Frightening and fascinating" * Mail on Sunday *
"Let Me Go grips the reader completely" * Glasgow Herald *
"The book evocatively portrays the deprivations of wartime Berlin and the devastating emotional impact of one evil individual" * Irish Times *

About Helga Schneider


Helga Schneider, born in 1937 in Steinberg, now in Poland, spent her childhood in Berlin. When her mother left the family in 1941 to become a concentration camp guard, Helga Schneider was brought up first by her stepmother, and then in boarding-schools. Since 1963 she has lived as a freelance writer in Bologna.

Additional information

GOR001239149
Let Me Go by Helga Schneider
Helga Schneider
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2005-03-03
160
0099443740
9780099443742
N/A
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