1 January 1929
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
|Died||29 October 2012
|Parent(s)||Hermann Heller and Elisabeth Langgässer|
Cordelia Edvardson (née Heller; 1 January 1929 – 29 October 2012) was a German-born Swedish journalist, author and Holocaust survivor. She was the Jerusalem correspondent for Svenska Dagbladet, a Swedish daily newspaper, from 1977 to 2006. Edvardson reported extensively on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, remaining a columnist for Svenska Dagbladet after leaving her post in 2006.
Edvardson was born in Munich, Germany, in 1929. She was raised Catholic. However, since her father, Hermann Heller, was Jewish, Edvardson was arrested by the Nazis and deported to the Theresienstadt and Auschwitz concentration camps during the Holocaust. Her maternal grandfather had also been Jewish, and converted to Catholicism.
After immigrating to Sweden after World War II, Edvardson began her journalism career. In 1984, she published an autobiography documenting her life as a Holocaust survivor, which earned her the Geschwister-Scholl-Preis literary prize.
- "Swedish journalist, Auschwitz survivor Cordelia Edvardson dies at 83". Associated Press. Washington Post. 2012-10-30. Retrieved 2012-11-11.
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