© David Ignaszewski
Ana Novac, born in 1929 in Transylvania (Romania), was deported to Auschwitz in 1944. Transferred from one camp to the next, she lived to witness the liberation in May of 1945. After periods in Bucharest and Berlin, Ana Novac settled in Paris, where she had published a number of novels and was also a noted playwright. She died in March 2010.
DIE SCHÖNEN TAGE MEINER JUGEND appeared in 1966 in Hungary, 1967 in Germany (translated from the Hungarian), 1968 in France and later in Italy, 1970 in the Netherlands, 1997 in the United States and thereafter in Romania. In the 90s, DIE SCHÖNEN TAGE MEINER JUGEND appeared in France in a new version edited by the author, which serves as the basis for this German translation.