Landscapes of Memory : A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered
Ruth Kluger is one of the child-survivors of the Holocaust. In 1942, at the age of eleven, she was deported to the Nazi 'family camp' Theresienstadt with her mother. "Landscape Of Memory" is the story of Ruth's life. Of a childhood spent in the Nazi camps and her refusal to forget the past as an adult in America. 'It is not in our power to forgive: memory does that for us,' says Kluger. Not erasing a single detail, not even the inconvenient ones, she writes frankly about the troubled relationship with her mother even through their years of internment, and of her determination not to forgive and absolve the past. It is this memory, pure and harsh, that makes Kluger's memoir so unforgettable.
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- Paperback | 288 pages
- 120 x 196 x 22mm | 260g
- 02 Feb 2004
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
'This is a work of shocking revelation ... This book is a fascinating study of the way one child's life was ripped into shreds by the Shoah. It is as important as The Diary of Anne Frank - and equally unforgettable' Independent 'Brilliant ... it is wise, witty, blunt, brutally honest and unsentimental, and as moving as only the naked personal truth, and its bold razor-sharp analysis, can be' Guardian
About Ruth Kluger
Born in 1931, Ruth Kluger emigrated to America in 1947 where she is a distinguished professor of German. The author of five volumes of German literary criticism, Ruth Kluger is currently professor emerita at the University of California, Irvine.