Ruth Klüger who was born in 1931 to a Jewish home in Vienna and died on 6 October 2020, was deported to the Theresienstadt and Auschwitz concentration camps as a child. In 1947 she emigrated to USA and later taught German. She became known for her autobiography "Living On", its sequel "Lost on the Road" and her astute essay "Women Read Differently". Dr. Petra Urban talks about the life and writing of this great Germanist in her lecture. Brigitte Giesbert introduces the topic and will remind you of Ruth Klüger's book presentation in Bingen in 1993. The event will be musically accompanied by two musicians from Bingen, the pianist Ulrike Fendel from Vienna, and the horn player Lioba Giesbert from Wiesbaden.
Organizer: Working group Jewish Bingen in cooperation with the city of Bingen, the adult education center Bingen and the GEDOK Wiesbaden-Mainz
Date and time: Thursday, 3 February 2022 at 19:00 (CET)
Location: Ida Dehmel Coblenz Hall in the Stefan George Museum, Haferkasten, Freidhof 9, 55411 Bingen