Kitty Hart-Moxon

Kitty Hart-Moxon OBE (1926– ) is a Polish-English Holocaust survivor. She was sent to the Auschwitz labour camp in 1943 at the age of 16, where she survived for two years, and was also imprisoned at other camps. Shortly after her liberation in April 1945 by American soldiers, she moved to England with her mother, where she married and dedicated her life to raising awareness of the Holocaust. She has written two autobiographies entitled I am Alive and Return to Auschwitz. Kitty Hart-Moxon was born Kitty Felix in 1926, in the southern Polish town of Bielsko. She had one brother, Robert, who was five years older. Her father operated an agricultural supply business. As a child, Hart-Moxon represented Poland as part of the Youth Swimming Team in 1939. She won a bronze medal and was the youngest selected on the squad. During a holiday when Kitty was 12, her parents decided to leave Bielsko because of its proximity to the German and Czechoslovakian borders. The house was emptied in response to the anti-Semitic mood which had swept the town. To escape the danger of proximity to Germany, Kitty’s family moved to Lublin, in central Poland. They left on 24 August 1939.

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