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Read 2 Succeed: Clara Knopfler

Information on current and Past Read 2 Succeed Events.

Read 2 Succeed

Read 2 Succeed @ Norco College is a college wide reading program sponsored by the Wilfred J. Airey Library in partnership with various other campus constituency groups and programs. Each fall and spring semester, a book is selected to be the focus of a college wide read including our students, staff, faculty and local community members. Events surrounding each book include: a book discussion, a student panel discussion, and a speaking engagement and book signing by the author of the book. Additionally, refreshments and book-related prize giveaways are offered at each event.

Featured Book


Our Read 2 Succeed college wide read book selection for fall 2011 is "I Am Still Here": My Mother's Voice by Clara Knopfler.

Clara Knopfler was born in Romania, Transylvania and later lived in Hungary. In 1944, she was taken tPhotograph of the author Clara Knopflero a ghetto and subsequently transported to Auschwitz, then Riga concentration camp and later to two labor camps in East Prussia. After a long "Death March" she was liberated in January 1945. After Liberation, she had to endure a 3-month long walk back to Romania because there was no transportation. In 1962 she immigrated to France and finally to the United States.