Survivor of Nazi genocide went on to become acclaimed geneticist at UW-Madi

Posted on December 4, 2020

Alongtime Madison professor who as an 8-year-old escaped the Nazis’ tightening grip on Czechoslovakia by way of a program known as Kindertransport is being remembered this week as a groundbreaking scientist with a love of opera who shared the story of her early life with thousands of students. Renata Laxova died early Monday after a brief illness, according to her older daughter, Daniela Lax. She was 89.

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