Join us for a lecture and screening of
"Landscapes of Memory - The Life of Ruth Klüger
a documentary film by Renata Schmidtkunz
“Landscapes of Memory” is a biopic about high profile author Ruth Klüger, a famous scholar of German literature. Her autobiography “Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered” is an international bestseller that has been published in 12 languages and garnered multiple awards.
It is one thing to survive the Holocaust, but quite another to deal with the lasting impact of this experience. Renata Schmidtkunz's filmic portrait of Ruth Klüger, an internationally renowned literary scholar born in Vienna, deals with these issues by revisiting four significant places in her life: Vienna, California, Göttingen and Israel. Ruth Klüger also shares her thoughts on very personal topics: her childhood in anti-Jewish Vienna, her life in the States, her motherhood of two American sons and the culture of commemoration.
Join director Renata Schmidtkunz for a lecture and screening of the film.
Boxed lunch will be available at 11:30am in AB 4050, West Wing.
This event is presented by the Department of German, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures, together with the Department of Jewish Studies and the Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life.