19/04/2024
Norwich, GB 7 C
Researching and reporting on the lives of some really interesting people (RIP)

JANINE DE GREEF, aged 95

Along with all of her family she was a key member of the Comet Line, getting Allied airmen out of Belgium at great risk to herself.

MONIQUE HANOTTE, aged 101

A Belgian schoolgirl who joined the Comet Line, rescuing Allied airmen from the Nazis, she was forced into a daring escape herself.

MEHRAN KARIMI NASSERI, aged 77

Thrown out of Iran, he lost his papers and was a refugee trapped in Charles de Gaulle airport where he lived for 18 years – and inspired a film.

ANDREE GEULEN-HERSCOVICI, aged 100

A teacher in Belgium when the Nazis invaded in 1940, she joined the CDJ, an organisation dedicated to saving Jewish people. Despite extreme danger to herself she saved the life of many children.