The first English language edition of an international best selling and award-winning Holocaust memoir that links the past with the present as the author explores both the realities of coming of age under the Nazis and her own complicated relationship with her mother. Ruth Kluger tells a powerful and nuanced story that begins in 1930s Vienna to the camps of Theresienstadt, Auschwitz, Gross-Rosen, through to her dramatic escape and her early years in the U.S.
Still AliveA Holocaust Girlhood Remembered
By Ruth Kluger
(214 Pages)Publisher: The Feminist Press, 2001
Foreword by Lore Segal
Author Biography: Ruth Kluger is professor emeritus of German literature at UC-Irvine. She graduated from Hunter College in 1950 and received her Ph.D. from UC-Berkeley. Kluger was chair of the German department at Princeton University in the mid 80s and has served on the executive council of the MLA. Still Alive has won eight distinguished awards.