Landscapes of Memory – The Life of Ruth Kluger
“Landscapes of Memory – The Life of Ruth Kluger“ is a biopic about the high profile author Ruth Kluger, a famous scholar of German literature. Her autobiography “Still Alive: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered“ is an international bestseller and the book‘s publication in 12 languages has garnered multiple awards for Kluger.
It is one thing to survive the Holocaust, but quite another to deal with the lasting impact of this experience. This filmic portrait of Ruth Kluger, an American literary scholar from Vienna, deals with these issues by revisiting four significant places in her life: Vienna, California, Göttingen and Israel. Ruth Kluger 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.