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Jennifer Teege Speaking at Two Collaborative Margaret's Legacy Events: January 27th, 2019

Updated: Jan 2, 2019

Day (Toronto, On): International speaker at the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal National Policy Conference For Holocaust Education. Click here for details.

Evening (Hamilton, On): Hamilton Jewish Federation & Margaret's Legacy event at the Art Gallery of Hamilton to Support Hamilton's Holocaust Education programs, March of the Living 2020 scholarships & Asper Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program scholarships. TO RESERVE SEATS OR FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

e-mail or call Elaine or Jonathan 905.648.0605

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New York Times best selling author, Jennifer Teege, will be speaking about her book "My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past", at two events on January 27th for International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Both events are collaborative with Margaret's Legacy.

After finding out that her maternal grandfather was none other than

the “butcher of Plaszow”, the true story villain in the concentration camp in Poland depicted in Schindler's List, Teege fell into a deep depression. Goeth (her grandfather) shot prisoners from his porch every morning. After WWII, he was convicted of murdering more than 10,000 people. He was hanged in 1946. Her book details the battle to resolve her inner conflict and rise above her past.

Teege relates, “He in his black uniform with its death-heads, me the black grandchild. What would he have said to a dark-skinned granddaughter, who speaks Hebrew on top of that? I would have been a disgrace, a bastard who brought dishonor to the family. I am sure my grandfather would have shot me.”

Earlier in the day, Teege will present her story at FSWC's National Policy Conference for Holocaust Education in Toronto, Ontario. The conference begins the evening before (January 26th) and will be highlighting Margaret's Legacy as innovators in Holocaust education. The following day (January 27th), Tom Weisz & Danna Horwood of Margaret's Legacy will be participating on a multi-generational panel about the inter-generational impact of the Holocaust. Margaret's Legacy educator, Dennis Nash will be presenting on best practice in Holocaust education. Jennifer Teege is one of the three international speakers. For more information or to register for the conference click here.

Following the conference, Teege will be heading to Hamilton, Ontario to speak at an event in conjunction with the Hamilton Jewish Federation.

This annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day event raises necessary funds for March of the Living scholarships, Asper Foundation Human Rights and Holocaust Studies Program scholarships, and other Holocaust Education Committee initiatives.

At the event, Teege will highlight the dangers of keeping family secrets and share more details about her story. She will be selling and signing books after a Q&A.

The event will take place on;

Sunday, January 27th, 2019


Art Gallery of Hamilton

Seating is limited. Please RSVP.


e-mail or call 905.648.0605

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