A classic book on the Holocaust and the winner of 8 German literary awards including the Thomas Mann Prize, and France's prestigious Prix Memoire de la ShoahA best-seller in Germany (where it has sold over 210,000 copies). Translated into Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Czech, and Japanese Nationwide Press Advertising
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.
'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