The XBORDERS project

Early this year I was selected for the XBorders Project of the Irish Writers' Centre in Dublin. 18 writers from the North and South of Ireland were selected, based on our expressions of interest. I had an inkling when I started off that I would write memoir. Straight after the first workshop I was heading off to Hungary and onward an organised trip to Krakow/Auschwitz. The need to go to that bleak place arouse some time ago, when I started to do research into Katalin Karady's life. She saved many Jews using her charisma, contacts and fame during WWII and she was tortured and imprisoned by the Gestapo. Doing this journey with my 85 year old mother, was immensely special. Not only because she

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