Agnes Kaposi

Dr Agnes Kaposi, a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering who was born in the year that Hitler came to power, shares her story of growing up in Hungary and her extraordinary story of struggle, heartbreak, survival and success.
Yellow Star, Red Star
Agnes Kaposi was born in Hungary the year before Hitler came to power and started school at the outbreak of World War II. The Holocaust killed many of her family, together with half a million Hungarian Jews, but a series of miracles and coincidences allowed her to survive. She worked as a child labourer in the agricultural and armament camps of Austria and was liberated by a rampaging Soviet army. She struggled through post-war hardship to re-enter Hungarian society, only to be caught...