FOLIO Sutton Coldfield is honoured and humbled to announce the start of a new and ongoing relationship with Echo Eternal and in particular with Holocaust survivor, Agnes Kaposi.
Agnes was born in Hungary and started school just at the outbreak of World War II. Many of her family were murdered in the Holocaust, together with half of million other Hungarian Jews. A series of fortunate coincidences allowed Agnes to survive the ghetto, the deportation and slave labour in Nazi concentration camps.
After the war Agnes’s native country fell under a tyrannical communist regime. The 1956 Hungarian revolution offered her the opportunity to escape, settle in Britain, and build a career, becoming a distinguished member of the engineering profession. Her book YELLOW STAR – RED STAR describes her life experience, illustrated by photographs, maps and documents, together with commentary by Dr László Csôsz, a renowned Holocaust historian. FOLIO has purchased a copy of this book to donate to Sutton Coldfield Library, from where it will be available for loan in the new year.
Over the coming months we are extremely fortunate to be teaming up with Agnes and Echo Eternal to tell Agnes’ story, and – through a series of forthcoming events – to promote respect and understanding between different communities in Sutton and the wider community. Do look out for further details of these; we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at them.