Memories of a Journey: An Evening Talk With Holocaust Survivor Eva Koralnik
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Eva Koralnik (b. 1936, Budapest) will come to Hong Kong to share her incredible story of survival in an intimate evening conversation hosted in honour of the United Nations Holocaust Memorial Day.
To commemorate the history of the Holocaust and the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre and Asia Society Hong Kong Center present ‘1944: Memories of a Journey’. This event features an evening dialogue with Koralnik, moderated by ASHK Chairman Ronnie C. Chan.
Koralnik, the daughter of a Hungarian father and a Swiss mother, escaped to Switzerland with her mother and baby sister with the help of a Swiss diplomat when the Germans invaded Hungary in 1944.From that point on, Jews from the Hungarian provinces outside Budapest and its suburbs were rounded up and the first transports to Auschwitz began in early May 1944. The concentration camp was liberated on 27 January 1945. Her father was taken to a labour camp but made it out alive, and joined his family in Switzerland in January 1946.
Koralnik spent her childhood years in St. Gallen, and subsequently studied translation at Geneva University. During the Eichmann trial in 1961, Koralnik was employed as a translator in the Court’s Press Room. She went on to have an illustrious career which saw her run the Liepman Literary Agency, which represents numerous internationally renowned authors as well as the famous estate of Anne Frank.