27/02/2024
Norwich, GB 3 C
Researching and reporting on the lives of some really interesting people (RIP)

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.

The original Band of Brothers (courtesy Daily Mail)

EDWARD D. SHAMES, aged 99

Part of the ‘Band of Brothers’ he fought in many significant battles in the Second World War, liberated Dachau concentration camp and captured Hitler’s lair , the Eagles Nest.

Mimi Reinhard

MIMI REINHARD, aged 107

An inmate of a concentration camp, Mimi worked in the office as a secretary. She was forced to type up a list of inmates to work in a factory owned by Oskar Schindler – and the rest is history.