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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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Nelly Leonie Sachs

In 1966 Nelly Sachs became the first German woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. After Sachs fled Berlin in 1940, her thirty-year exile in Sweden proved fertile ground for her poetry. She was motivated as a writer by her deep desire to bear witness to the victims of the Holocaust.

Gertrud Kolmar

Gertrud Kolmar was a prolific German-Jewish poet. Kolmar published three collections of poetry during her lifetime, primarily detailing the experiences of women as mothers, childless women, lovers, mourners, travelers, and the persecuted. Kolmar’s work is a vehicle for readers of the early twenty-first century to come to terms with the events of the Shoah.

Rose Ausländer

Rose Ausländer was an acclaimed German-language poet, whose poetry reflects her awe for the natural world, her experience during the Holocaust, her travels through Europe, and the close relationships she had with friends and family, particularly her mother. The bulk of Ausländer’s work was published after 1965, when she settled in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Kirsten Krick-Aigner." (Viewed on November 29, 2022) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/krick-aigner-kirsten>.

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