27/02/2024
Norwich, GB 4 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.

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.

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.

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.