Ruth Westheimer is a German–American author, talk-show host, media personality, and therapist, best known for authoring about 45 books on sex and sexuality. Born in Nazi Germany, she faced the Holocaust during the Second World War and lost both her parents to the Nazi forces. She fled to Switzerland and then moved to Palestine, where she was part of a resistance movement briefly. She eventually studied psychology and sociology and moved to America to forge a career as a lecturer. A lecture she delivered on “safe sex” in New York became a huge breakthrough for her career. In the 1980s, she began a radio show titled Sexually Speaking, which later became Dr. Ruth Show. Over the next few years, she appeared on many radio and TV shows, spreading sexual awareness, primarily among teenagers. She became a national celebrity and ended up writing 45 books, mostly on sex and sexuality. She is a citizen of both the United States of America and Germany and lives in the Washington Heights area in New York City.