The Family Name - Snap #1015

Stories of family secrets that bring us together, and family secrets that tear us apart. One woman seeks to find the truth about her grandfather’s military past. Glynn keeps his family’s business private to protect his mother’s pride.

Better Than True - The Family Name #1015


In Glynn's house, it's not there is truth, there is story and there is history. 


Quiet Is Best - The Family Name #1015


When Julie Lindahl discovered that her grandfather had been an active member of the German SS, she decided to return to the scene of his crimes. But her grandmother made things difficult.

Julie Lindahl has written a book about her experience:  The Pendulum: A Granddaughter's Search for her Family's Forbidden Nazi Past.

A version of this story was originally produced for the podcast Kind World, which tells stories about the effect a single act can have on our lives. You can find Kind World in any podcast app.

Producer: ERIKA LANTZ

Production Assistance: LIZ MAK

Original Score: LEON MORIMOTO


Like A House On Fire "Glynn Washington Live" - The Family Name #1015


Young Glynn is trying to keep up appearances at school., despite his family’s hardships. Then his house goes up in flames. Performed live in Portland at Revolution Hall.

 Original Score and Sound Design: Bells Atlas