Historian Dr Helen Fry will speak at the Wiener Library about her research into the 10,000 Jewish refugees from Nazi-controlled Europe who fought for Britain in the armed services or the secret service during the Second World War.
The event will also include a discussion about the feasibility of fundraising for a memorial in recognition of their contributions to the war effort. Attendees are encouraged to share the accounts (and memorabilia) of their relatives who were in the armed services, the secret service or otherwise helped the war effort.
ABOUT DR HELEN FRY:
Dr Fry has written and edited of twenty-five books. Her works cover the social history of the Second World War: British Intelligence and the secret war; spies and espionage; and MI9 escape and evasion. Dr Fry continues to bring fresh insight into the clandestine operations of the Second World War, including the story of the bugging of the rooms at Trent Park, North London, in which were detained numerous senior Nazi prisoners of war. Because of her expertise in British Intelligence in the First and Second World Wars, she has been involved in a number of documentaries – including David Jason’s Secret Service – as well as conducting advisory work for television and theatre.
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