Let Me Go : In 1941, in Berlin, Helga Schneider's mother abandoned her along with her father and younger brother. Thirty years later - seeing her mother for the first time - Schneider would discover the shocking reason why: Her mother had joined the Nazi SS to become a guard at the concentration camps, including Auschwitz, where she was responsible for untold acts of torture. Let Me Go is Schneider's haunting account of their final meeting, some sixty years after World War II. Her mother at eighty-seven is ailing and still unrepentant. With spellbinding detail Schneider recounts their conversation, evoking a powerful picture of misery of Nazi and postwar Berlin and evoking her inner struggle between a daughter's obligation and the inescapable horror of her mother's deeds. Unforgettable and deeply arresting, Let Me Go will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.
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