Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

5/9/2007

German, Austrian refugees honored for contribution to WWII Allied victory

LONDON: Willy Fields is still haunted by the mornings at Dachau concentration camp when bodies would be found hanging on the electrified fence — prisoners who could not face another day at the hands of the Nazis. At 18-years-old, he vowed to dedicate himself to fighting Adolf Hitler.

His prayers were answered when a former boss rescued him from the camp in 1939 by obtaining papers allowing him to travel to England, where he eventually meet other German and Austrian refugees — many of them Jews fleeing the Holocaust — and joined the British armed forces. for more click here

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