Im Namen des Instituts für Jüdische Studien (IJS) dürfen wir Ihnen folgende Einladung weiterleiten:

We kindly invite you to the upcoming symposium of the Institute of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp)

In order to mark thirty years since the publication of her widely acclaimed memoirs, weiter leben. Eine Jugend (1992), as well as to promote the publication in 2022 of a new volume of essays, entitled The Legacy of Ruth Klüger and the End of the Auschwitz Century (edited by Mark H. Gelber), this symposium is held to honor the memory and legacy of Ruth Klüger (1931-2020) – Holocaust survivor, scholar, teacher, author, essayist, poet, and feminist. The lecturers and discussants will take this opportunity to assess her role in, and specific contributions to, several discussions concerning fields and perspectives which her writings and career helped to bring into focus critically. These include: the child survivor, forced labor, poetry during and after the Shoah, scholarly autobiography of the Shoah, critique of the memory culture of the Shoah, feminist perspectives and the feminist contribution to Holocaust historiography, beginning anew after the Shoah far from Europe, the return to Germany and Austria after the Shoah, the end (or nearing the end) of the Auschwitz century, among others.

Zeit: 1.3.2023, 16:00Uhr

Ort: Hof van Liere, Prentenkabinett, Prinsstraat 13, 2000 Antwerpen. 

Further details and full program, click here.

Symposium in English, followed by a reception. Free admission. 

Please register by e-mail before 1 March to

Symposium organized in cooperation with Prof. Mark H. Gelber (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva) and with the financial support of the Österreichisches Kulturforum Brüssel.