[Epub] ➞ Still Alive Author Ruth Klüger – Bassgrotto.co.uk

Still Alive Swept Up As A Child In The Events Of Nazi Era Europe, Ruth Kluger 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 Kluger 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, Still Alive Rejects All Easy Assumptions About History, Both Political And Personal Whether Describing The Abuse She Met At Her Own Mother S Hand, The Life Saving Generosity Of A Woman SS Aide In Auschwitz, The Foibles And Prejudices Of Allied Liberators, Or The Cold Shoulder Offered By Her Relatives When She And Her Mother Arrived As Refugees In New York, Kluger Sees And Names An Unexpected Reality Which Has Little To Do With Conventional Wisdom Or Morality Tales Still Alive Is A Memoir Of The Pursuit Of Selfhood Against All Odds, A Fiercely Bittersweet Coming Of Age Story In Which The Protagonist Must Learn Never To Rely On Comforting Assumptions, But Always To Seek Her Own Truth.


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10 thoughts on “Still Alive

  1. says:

    I read the German original, titled Weiter leben Eine Jugend It would be quite an understatement to say that this book is an excellent Holocaust memoir You might as well describe Goethe s Faust as a captivating story about a sexual relationship gone bad Weiter Leben goes way beyond any Holocaust memoir I have read If Primo Levy s Survival in Auschwitz goes deep into psychology and philosophy, this book digs even deeper Yet I still found it easy to read The psychology and philosophy of I read the German original, titled Weiter leben Eine Jugend It would be quite an understatement to say that this book is an excellent Holocaust memoir You might as well describe Goethe s Faust as a captivating story about a sexual relationship gone bad Weiter Leben goes way beyond any Holocaust memoir I have read If ...


  2. says:

    She survived hunger, cold and violenceRuth Kl ger was in Germany and gave a speech in the German TV.On the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp Auschwitz Birkenau desribed the 84 year old writer Ruth Kl ger, as a child from the deportet to the labor camp Christianstadt.She told how they lived over than 12 13 year old, hunger, violence and cold, as they arbitrariness and infamy has been exposed, as an SS man slapped her face, because she was eating in search of something.B She survived hunger, cold and violenceRuth Kl ger was in Germany and gave a speech in the German TV.On the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp Auschwitz Birkenau desribed the 84 year old writer Ruth Kl ger, as a child from the deportet to the labor camp Christianstadt.She told how they lived over than 12 13 year old, hunger, violence and cold, as they arbitrariness and infamy has been exposed, as an SS man slapped her face, because she was eating in search of ...


  3. says:

    what I most liked about this book was the way Kluger simultaneously asserts uncomfortable and contradictory things like it s terrible when people assume that the catastrophe of the Holocaust must somehow have made people better, wiser,loving, but it s also terrible when people don t recognise that survivors might have some special insight into some things that silence and forgetfulness here is a terrible sin, but memorialisation is often empty and fetishistic that survivors of this kind what I most liked about this book was the way ...


  4. says:

    Reviewing it a year after reading This Holocaust survivor story is different The style, the writer s personality is unapologetic and challenged me to re think what I as an outsider thought presumed to know about that period of history and the people who lived through it, as if she pointed her finger directly at me and other people who want to know her story, forcing us to answer why do we want to know her story Human beings have this need to be able to explain why something is and then when Reviewing it a year after reading This Holocaust survivor story is different The style, the writer s personality is unapologetic and challenged me to re think what I as an outsider thought presumed to know about that period of history and the people who lived through it, as if she pointed her finger directly at me and other people who want to know her story, forcing us to answer why do we want to know her story Human beings have th...


  5. says:

    Instead of God I believe in ghosts This was a very different memoir than the others I ve read I think because the author is a writer and her story doesn t have the direct simplicity of someone just telling their story of survival She isabstract andanalytical Her story has a sharper edge That doesn t make it better or worse, but it gave me a different perspective.Ruth Kluger grew up in Vienna and did not have an idyllic childhood Her parents and relatives vacillated between petInstead of God I believe in ghosts This was a very different memoir than the others I ve read I think because the author is a write...


  6. says:

    A very different Holocaust survival memoir than I am used to Kluger purposefully wrote this memoir for a different purpose this was not meant to show us what we already know about the Holocaust This does not look at grotesque portraits of concentration camp conditions or satanic SS generals and Nazis Kluger looks back at herself as a child during World War II with an objective mindset It is as if Kluger is psychoanalyzing herself through her writing.It is surprising in many ways Kluger d A very different Holocaust survival memoir than I am used to Kluger purposefully wrote this memoir for a different purpose this was not meant to show us what we already know about the Holocaust This does not look at grotesque portraits of concentration cam...


  7. says:

    Este libro te hace comprender, a cada p gina, por qu existe la literatura Ya no es s lo que sea buen simo, es que es como si alguien hubiera destilado la esencia de literatura y la hubiera guardado entre portada y contraportada.


  8. says:

    Ein au ergew hnliches Buch ber die Erlebnisse eine auch au ergew hnlich denkenden Frau.Ihre Kindheit gab es eigentlich nicht Die verbrachte sie als verfolgte J din im okkupierten Wien, in Theresienstadt, Auschwitz und Gro Rosen berlebt hat sie nur, weil sie sich, als es an die Selektion ging, auf Rat einer anderen in der Reihe, als lter ausgab.So kam sie als Zwangsarbeiterin von Auschwitz nach Christianstadt, einem Teil des KZs Gro Rosen.Die Autorin geh rt so zu den j ngsten berlebenden Ein au ergew hnliches Buch ber die Erlebnisse eine auch au ergew hnlich denkenden Frau.Ihre Kindheit gab es eigentlich nicht Die verbrachte sie als verfolgte J din im okkupierten Wien, in...


  9. says:

    Ruth Klueger s Still Alive A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered is a powerful book that is difficult to describe The work is divided into four sections and an epilogue Vienna recounts Klueger s early childhood in the city The Camps discusses Klueger s time spent as a twelve and thirteen year old in Theresienstadt, Auschwitz Birkenau, the labor camp at Gross Rosen, and on a death march throughout Germany Germany discusses time spent in the country after running away from the death march un Ruth Klueger s Still Alive A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered is a powerful book that is difficult to describe The work is divided into four sections and an epilogue Vienna recounts Klueger s early childhood in the city The Camps discusses Klueger s time spent as a twelve and thirteen year old in Theresienstadt, Auschwitz Birkenau, the labor camp at Gross Rosen, and o...


  10. says:

    I struggled with the rating on this book.On the one hand, there are many elements of the book I would criticize The author s writing, particularly in the first fifty pages, is loaded with metaphors, to the point that each line appears to be a witty soundbite the style is therefore disjointed The book is also replete with references that I m not sure a non academic would appreciate authors and academics quoted with last names and throwaway mentions And finally, the author herself has such a I...


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