Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke was an American diplomat, magazine editor, author, professor, Peace Corps official, and investment banker.
Her parents survived the Holocaust of World War II but never spoke about it.
They served nearly two years in prison on false charges of espionage for the U.
S., and Kati and her older sister were placed in the care of strangers.
Raised a Roman Catholic, she learned much later, and by accident, that her grandparents were Jews, who were murdered at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Kati Marton (born 1949) is a Hungarian-American author and journalist.
Her career has included reporting for ABC News as a foreign correspondent and National Public Radio, where she started as a production assistant in 1971, as well as print journalism and writing a number of books.
She is a former chairwoman of the International Women's Health Coalition, and a director (former chairwoman) of the Committee to Protect Journalists and other bodies including the International Rescue Committee, Human Rights Watch, and the New America Foundation.
the daughter of UPI reporter Ilona Marton and award-winning Associated Press reporter Endre Marton.
Among the many honors her parents received for their reporting on the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was the George Polk Award.
The family fled Hungary following the revolution and settled in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where Marton attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.
She studied at the Sorbonne and the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris.