Let Me Go
- Author Helga Schneider
- Narrator Anne Dover
- Publisher Random House
- Run Time 4 hours and 48 minutes
- Format Audio
- Genre Autobiography: historical, political and military, Far-right political ideologies and movements, Modern warfare, Second World War, The Holocaust.
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What to expect
When Helga Schneider was four, her mother, Traudi, abandoned her to pursue her career. In 1998, Helga received a letter asking her to visit Traudi, now 90-years old, before she dies. Mother and daughter have met only once after Traudi left, on a disastrous visit where Helga first learnt the terrible secret of her mother’s past.
Traudi was as an extermination guard in Auschwitz and Ravensbruck and was involved in Nazi ‘medical’ experiments on prisoners. She has never expressed even the slightest remorse for her actions, yet Helga still hopes that at this final meeting she will find some way to forgive her mother.
Frightening and fascinatingMail on Sunday
Let Me Go grips the reader completelyGlasgow Herald
A powerful, painful book about moral responsibilityGuardian
Remarkable… Helga Schneider’s frank account is desperately sad and powerful. UnforgettableJewish Telegraph
The book evocatively portrays the deprivations of wartime Berlin and the devastating emotional impact of one evil individualIrish Times