Gitta Sereny

Gitta Sereny (1921, Vienna, Austria – 2012, Cambridge, United Kingdom) was a journalist and writer of Hungarian-Austrian origin who spent her childhood in Vienna and England and was educated in France as well. She was fluent in three languages: English, German and French. When World War II began, she was studying in Paris, where she volunteered as a nurse in an organization that cared for abandoned children in occupied France. She worked as an interpreter for this organization, which led to significant contact with the German occupying forces. In the last years of the war, she joined the UNRRA organization and worked in displaced persons camps in Germany, where she personally witnessed the consequences of the Nazi regime on its victims.

In 1949, she married Don Honeyman, a photographer for the American magazine Vogue, and settled in London, where she raised a son and a daughter and began her journalistic career.

Her journalistic work was varied, but she mainly focused on topics related to the Third Reich and neglected children. She primarily wrote for the Daily Telegraph Magazine, Sunday Times, The Times, Independent and Independent on Sunday Review. She also published articles in numerous newspapers and magazines around the world.

She is the author of the novel The Medallion and the books The Invisible Children, which deals with prostitution, The Case of Mary Bell and Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth, which examines the Third Reich.

Published by Partizanska knjiga: Odlazak u tamu.

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