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Helga Schneider

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Foto taget av: Helga Schneider en 2005 pour une interview avec le Mangialibri (it)à l'occasion de la sortie de "Lasciami andare, madre" (Let me go / Laisse moi partir, mère)

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Vedertaget namn
Schneider, Helga
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Schneider, Helga
Andra namn
Steinberg, Helga (Nom de naissance)
Födelsedag
1937-11-17
Kön
female
Nationalitet
Germany
Bostadsorter
Bologna, Italy
Berlin, Germany
Yrken
memoirist
Kort biografi
Helga Schneider was four years old in 1941 when she and her younger brother were abandoned by their mother, who walked out of their Berlin apartment during World War II. Their father was away fighting in the German Army. Helga was initially cared for by a loving grandmother, but then endured an unloving stepmother, boarding school, and the deprivations of postwar Germany. She ran away, made her own life, and married an Italian. Thirty years later, she met her mother again and learned that she had been a member of the Waffen SS who worked as a guard at Ravensbruck and Auschwitz-Birkenau death camps.

Helga Schneider has written two memoirs, including Let Me Go (2001) published in English translation in 2015.

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Very striking memoir of WWII
 
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freshmenarerats | 26 andra recensioner | Jan 22, 2024 |
In un cofanetto (ma vendibili separatamente) i tre libri Oligo dell'autrice de "Il rogo di Berlino" e "Lasciamo andare madre" (Adelphi). Il lettore troverà racconti di guerra, e due romanzi sulle persecuzioni di Hitler contro gli omosessuali e sul programma di eutanasia nazista. (fonte: Retro di copertina)
 
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MemorialeSardoShoah | Dec 7, 2023 |

A daughter visits her mother whom she has not seen in 27 years - a mother who abandoned her family when the girl was young. That alone could be quite a story. But that mother abandoned her family to join the SS and volunteer to work at a Nazi concentration camp.

With lots of flashbacks, the story centers around a daughter's final visit to her mother. It's really easy to hate the mother who supported and help execute the atrocities of the Holocaust. She's demented and has some dementia and at times downright creepy.

How far must the loyalty of a daughter go? Does she love her mother unconditionally even though she was not much of a mother? What possesses a person to abandon a family to get a job that kills families?







… (mer)
 
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wellington299 | 26 andra recensioner | Feb 19, 2022 |

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