Holocaust Adds Twist to Albright's Gripping Tale
Washington, Rupert Cornwell, The Independent (London, England)
The personal story of Madeleine Korbel Albright was already arresting; the Czech girl whose family fled Prague and the Communist coup of 1948 for America, where she would rise to become the first woman Secretary of State. Now there is more. Her origins, it seems, are not Catholic but Jewish, and three of her grandparents perished in the Holocaust.
These revelations, which have apparently surprised Ms Albright almost as much as anyone else, came in yesterday's Washington Post, the fruit of research by the paper into her background in Czechoslovakia, which her parents left after the Nazi occupation in 1939. The Korbel family spent the war in London before returning home in …
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Publication information: Article title: Holocaust Adds Twist to Albright's Gripping Tale. Contributors: Washington, Rupert Cornwell - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: February 5, 1997. Page number: 12. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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