05/14/2014 5:00 pm
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Great Hall at International House
Update 5/14/14: This event has been cancelled due to the San Diego fire situation. We hope to be able to reschedule later on in the quarter.
Ruth Klüger was eleven years old when she and her mother were deported from her native Vienna to Theresienstadt, the Nazis’ “model ghetto.” Twelve grueling months later, she was deported to Auschwitz. After the war, Klüger emigrated to the United States where she became a professor of German literature. In 1992 she published her memoir Still Alive, one of the most successful and unconventional Holocaust memoirs ever written. The recipient of numerous prestigious awards, Klüger lives in Irvine, California, where she continues to write. At this event, she will be introduced by history professor Frank Biess. Sponsored by Phyllis and Dan Epstein Co-sponsored by International House at UCSD. Open to the public – refreshments served