Writer and translator Heda Margolius Kovály dies at 91

The writer and translator Heda Margolius Kovály has died in Prague at the age of 91. Her experiences of surviving the Nazi death camps and seeing her first husband Rudolf Margolius executed by the Communists following the Slánský show trial were captured in the book Under a Cruel Star. After leaving Czechoslovakia in 1968 Margolius Kovály settled in the United States. Her son Ivan Margolius has written extensively on Czech architecture and design.

Author: Ian Willoughby