The Skeleton and the Swastika

I’m all for evoking emotional responses, especially if they make you think a bit.

Eleventh Stack

This morning’s Eleventh Stack post contains images and information readers may find upsetting. History, alas, is hardly ever kind, but the author believes you should decide for yourself whether or not you’re up for that this morning before you read on. 

I know, it’s Monday. You’re not feeling it. On the bright side, at least you didn’t discover a horrible secret in your family’s past while visiting your local library.

If that sounds a bit far-fetched, consider this: it actually happened to Jennifer Teege, who was browsing a library in Munich when suddenly her mother’s name jumped out at her from a book jacket. Curious, Teege took the book down from the shelf and started reading; what she found there changed her life forever.

Photograph by Thorsten Wulff, obtained via CBC Radio. Click through to listen to an interview with Jennifer Teege. Photograph by Thorsten Wulff, obtained via CBC Radio. Click through to listen to an interview with Jennifer Teege.

Teege is the granddaughter of Nazi concentration camp…

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