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Jaana Johansson

Jaana Johannson has worked as a reporter for Swedish Radio and Swedish Television and has edited a Finnish cultural magazine which is published in Sweden.  
The Olive-Green Rucksack
Journalist Jaana Johansson tells the remarkable tale of her friend Josef Salomonovic (Pepek) who entrusted her with his true story – a story of deportation from his hometown of Ostrava, in Moravia, when he was only three years old, to surviving the Lodz Ghetto and Auschwitz, and his life in post war Czechoslovakia, as Jaana confronts her own feelings through writing his life story towards the Europe she once loved. Jaana is joined by David Lawson, co-author of Ostrava and i...