Swedish journalist, Auschwitz survivor dies at 83

Oct 30, 2012, 4:37 PM

STOCKHOLM (AP) – 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.

Svenska Dagbladet said Edvardson died Monday after an undisclosed illness.

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