Let Me Go Author:Helga Schneider Unforgettable and deeply arresting, Let Me Go is a haunting memoir of World War II that "wont let you go until youve finished reading the last page" (The Washington Post Book World). In 1941, in Berlin, Helga Schneiders mother abandoned her along with her father and younger brother. Let Me Go recounts H... more »elgas final meeting with her ailing mother in a Vienna nursing home some sixty years after World War II, in which Helga confronts a nightmare: her mothers lack of repentance about her past as a Nazi SS guard at concentration camps, including Auschwitz, where she was responsible for untold acts of torture. With spellbinding detail, Schneider recalls their conversation, evoking her own struggle between a daughters sense of obligation and the inescapable horror of her mothers deeds.« less
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This is a very interesting true story. The woman who wrote it is a journalist living in Italy; she finds out that her aged mother, who left the family when the author was a young girl, was a Nazi SS guard in the concentration camps.