A Guest at the Shooters’ Banquet: My Grandfather and the SS, My Jewish Family, A Search for the Truth is Rita Gabis’s provocative memoir, out September 8, 2015, from Bloomsbury US/UK. Gabis says, “The book took me to Eastern Europe as well as Israel for archival work and interviews in my attempt to create a deeply sourced narrative about my Lithuanian grandfather’s wartime activities. I come from a blended family, first generation Lithuanian Catholic on my mother’s side and Ashkenazi Jew on my father’s. I knew my Lithuanian grandfather well as a young person and adored him. This book represents a journey, a close examination of collaboration in an occupied country, profiles of survivors and the last eye-witnesses, and so much more. It is also a book of gratitude for the many people who entrusted me with their stories.”
Starred Kirkus review.
Interview by Peter Slen of C-Span’s Book TV.