Henri Kichka

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Henri Kichka
Henri Kichka au Ciné-Club Educatif et Culturel le 11 mars 2010 à Mons (Crop).jpg
Henri Kichka in 2010.
Born14 April 1926
Died25 April 2020(2020-04-25) (aged 94)
Brussels, Belgium
NationalityBelgian
Known forHolocaust education
Spouse(s)
Lucia Świerczyński
(m. 1949; died 2001)
Children4; including Michel

Henri Kichka (14 April 1926 – 25 April 2020) was a Belgian writer and Holocaust survivor. He was one of the leading figures in Holocaust education in Belgium.[1]

Kichka was the only member of his family to have survived the deportation to camps in Central and Eastern Europe.

In 2005, published his autobiography, Une adolescence perdue dans la nuit des camps, prefaced by Serge Klarsfeld. He is the father of cartoonist Michel Kichka.

Kichka died on 25 April 2020 at the age of 94 in Brussels of COVID-19 in Brussels.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Coronavirus: Auschwitz survivor Henri Kichka dies of Covid-19". BBC News. 26 April 2020.
  2. "Les « 7 nains » d'Henri Kichka : le dessin d'un jeune Juif belge pendant la Shoah | www.yadvashem.org". henri-kichka.html (in French). Retrieved 19 January 2021.