Author to speak as part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jennifer Teege
Jennifer Teege

German author Jennifer Teege will speak during a public lecture that coincides with International Holocaust Remembrance Day at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in NAU’s Prochnow Auditorium.

Teege wrote “My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past” after discovering her grandfather was Amon Goeth. Goeth was commandant of the Plaszow Concentration Camp, featured in Steven Spielberg’s film “Schindler’s List.”

Also joining Teege for a discussion during the event will be Janice Friebaum, daughter of a Holocaust survivor, and Bjorn Krondorfer, director of NAU’s Martin-Springer Institute and son of a soldier in the German army during the Nazi regime.

The presentation is free for NAU and Coconino Community College students, faculty and staff, and $10 for the public. Following the presentation, Teege will sign copies of her book. Tickets are available through the Central Ticket Office.

For information, contact Melissa Cohen.