Hubert Kueter's My Tainted Blood

 

Listen to Hubert Kueter, retired Colby German professor, read an excerpt from his newly released memoir, My Tainted Blood.

 

When he was young, Kueter promised his mother he would never tell anyone he was half-Jewish; it was this promise that kept him alive through World War II. In his memoir, Kueter recounts for the first time what it was like to grow up as a closet Jew in Nazi Germany.

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Time: 8:49 | File Size: 10.6MB
 
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  • On June 4, 2008, Edith Donaldson wrote:
    This excerpt was interesting and does leave you wanting to read the entire story of life in Nazis Germany. I will look for the book soon.
  • On December 7, 2008, Laurie Brown '86 (B.A. German and Art) wrote:
    Lieber Herr Kueter, It is so wonderful to hear your voice again and your adventures. My mind went right back to your German class at Colby. How you have kept such a good humor in spite of your experiences has always intrigued me: it must be all the Saurbraten, Wienerschnitzel und Bier at Johann Sebastian B's! Thank you for sharing your unique story. I look forward to reading your book!
  • On December 7, 2008, Laurie Brown '86 (B.A. German and Art) wrote:
    Lieber Herr Kueter, It is so wonderful to hear your voice again and your adventures. My mind went right back to your German class at Colby. How you have kept such a good humor in spite of your experiences has always intrigued me: it must be all the Saurbraten, Wienerschnitzel und Bier at Johann Sebastian B's! Thank you for sharing your unique story. I look forward to reading your book!
  • On April 25, 2009, Noreen Mocsny wrote:
    We are reading this book in a book club and all have found it to be extremely well written . Intelligence and humor and history shine throughout. We highly recommend it to those who would like an enjoyable read and yet be stretched in understanding of the severe treatment of the Jews under Nazi Germany during WWII and those who persevered.