Holocaust Survivor To Olympic Gold: The Remarkable Life Of Eva Szekely • Discoverology

Holocaust Survivor To Olympic Gold: The Remarkable Life Of Eva Szekely

The fascists came for Eva Szekely in the winter of 1944, when she was 17. She escaped and became swimming royalty, breaking six world records, winning 44 national titles, a gold in the 200m breaststroke at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952 and a silver in the same event at Melbourne in 1956.

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