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Ruth Klüger

She survived the Holocaust and the concentration camps, and made a new life in the USA – but her native country still continues to haunt her: The memoirs of Ruth Klüger, Part Two.

weiter leben, Ruth Klüger's intimate memoir of her survival, was a milestone in literary autobiography – matter-of-fact and without pathos, it is a nightmarish eye-witness account of the hell that was Theresienstadt, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Christianstadt. But how was life to go on in the aftermath? The thirteen-year-old girl, who only survived the gas chamber by coincidental good fortune, went on to become an eminent literary scholar, a committed and independent feminist and an award-winning author of international acclaim.

In unterwegs verloren, Ruth Klüger chronicles the American way of life in the second half of the twentieth century; she describes her complex relationship with her two sons and the breakdown of her unhappy marriage, which ended in a liberating divorce. In this poignant account, we meet a woman who reclaims both her native tongue and her native town, who confronts the losses that come with age as well as the shadows and visions from the past, while at the same time remaining firmly rooted in the present.

"Reading Ruth Klüger is a lesson in common-sense, defiant good humour and courage." Elke Heidenreich in her laudatory speech on the presentation of the Roswitha Prize

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