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Vienna honors Holocaust survivor Ruth Kluger

The city of Vienna will honor Ruth Kluger, professor emerita of German at UC Irvine and a Holocaust survivor, by…

August 13, 2008

The city of Vienna will honor Ruth Kluger, professor emerita of German at UC Irvine and a Holocaust survivor, by reprinting and distributing 100,000 copies of her memoir as part of the Einestadteinbuch (A city, a book) festival Nov. 24. Kluger’s autobiography, Weiterleben.Eine Jugend, was a best seller in Germany and details her childhood in a series of concentration camps. Her English language memoir, Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered, is based on Weiterleben.Eine Jugend. During the festival, Kluger will be honored at a gala celebration and reception hosted by the mayor of Vienna.