Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga: Women forever – Olivia Kroth, author and journalist

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Women forever: Olivia Kroth, author and journalist

Interview conducted by Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga, Mexico

Where were you born?

I was born in Heidelberg, Germany, on the 27th of April 1949, shortly after the end of the Second World War.

Who were your parents and how did they influence your education? How did your childhood go? What memories do you have of that time?

My mother Aino came to Germany with her mother and grandmother from Riga, Latvia, at the end of the war. They settled in Heidelberg, a university town, where my mother finished her studies in medicine. There she met my father Günther, who was a German industrialist. He owned a shoe factory in the countryside. This business had been founded by my great-grandfather, in 1886.

My parents got married in 1948, one year later I was born. I grew up in two places: during the week…

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