Kirsten Krick-Aigner

Kirsten Krick-Aigner, associate professor of German at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is currently working on portrayals of World War II in the fictional works of Austrian women authors. She is the author of Ingeborg Bachmann’s Telling Stories: Fairy Tale Beginnings and Holocaust Endings (2002). She also works on women’s autobiographies, Holocaust studies and folk and fairy tales.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Kirsten Krick-Aigner." (Viewed on April 17, 2021) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/krick-aigner-kirsten>.

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