The Sophie Project
A Digital Library of Works by German-Speaking Women
"Aichinger was born in 1921 along with her twin sister, Helga, to a Jewish doctor (her mother) and a Christian
teacher. She spent her childhood in Linz
and Vienna, where her family was subjected to Nazi persecution
starting in 1933. Aichinger began to study medicine
in 1945, working as a writer on the side.