Today it was reported from Stockholm that the journalist Cordelia Edvardson has died. Here is the report from the Associated Press:
"Cordelia Edvardson, a Holocaust survivor and award-winning Swedish journalist who reported on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for three decades, has died. She was 83.
Edvardson was the Jerusalem correspondent for Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet from 1977 to 2006 and later worked as a columnist for the paper.
She was born in Munich, Germany, in 1929. Her father was Jewish and though she was raised Catholic, the Nazis regarded her as a Jew and sent her to concentration camps in Theresienstadt and Auschwitz. She described her experiences in a 1984 autobiography for which she won the German Geschwister-Scholl literary award.
Edvardson moved to Sweden after the war and started her career in journalism, winning several awards for her work."
The AP got at least one fact wrong here: Cordelia Edvardson did not "move to Sweden after the war". She was rescued from the Auschwitz death camp by the Danish Red Cross and transported to Sweden. She chose to stay in the country that gave her her life back.
Read my review of her book "Burned Child Seeks the Fire."
Cordelia Edvardson was the daughter of the novelist and poet Elisabeth Langgässer, who was forced by the Nazis into a real-life Sophie's Choice dilemma.