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

SIR BEN HELFGOTT, aged 93

After just surviving the Holocaust he came to Britain as one of the Windemere Children and went on to represent GB at two Olympic Games as a weightlifter.

DAVID WISNIA, aged 94

A young Pole who was sent to Auschwitz his singing voice saved his life. He also had a love affair in the camp before escaping and joining the American Army. He eventually became a rabbi in the USA.

JUSTUS ROSENBERG, aged 100

A refugee from Poland he became an active member of the French Resistance with a dramatic escape from the Nazis. In later life a professor in universities.

JOZEF WALASZCZYK, aged 103

A young factory owner in Poland during the war, he saved many workers from the Nazis at great risk to himself. He also saved his girlfriend and her friends. After the war he was restricted by the Communist regime.

TEKLA JUNIEWICZ, aged 116

Born in 1906 in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, she lived through two world wars and lived in Poland. She became the oldest person ever in Poland and the second oldest in the world.