Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered

TitleStill Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsKlüger, Ruth
Number of Pages216
PublisherFeminist Press at the City University of New York
CityNew York

Swept up as a child in the events of Nazi-era Europe, Ruth Klüger (1931-2020) saw her family's comfortable Vienna existence systematically undermined and destroyed. By age eleven, she had been deported, along with her mother, to Theresienstadt, the first in a series of concentration camps which would become the setting for her precarious childhood. Klüger's story of her years in the camps and her struggle to establish a life after the war as a refugee survivor in New York, has emerged as one of the most powerful accounts of the Holocaust. Interwoven with blunt, unsparing observations of childhood and nuanced reflections of an adult who has spent a lifetime thinking about the Holocaust, this memoir rejects all easy assumptions about history, both political and personal. 

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