An Obituary of Frank Foley

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Frank Foley Obituary
Frank Foley worked for the British Secret Intelligence
Service; however, his public role was a passport control
officer in Berlin working at the British embassy. He
helped thousands of Jewish families escape from Nazi
Germany before the outbreak of the Second World
War. Conversely, he was also putting his own life on the
line as he wasn't formally known as an ambassador so
therefore; if he was arrested then he would have been
prosecuted. In my opinion, this is the main reason he
was seen as a great hero. He was stationed in Berlin from 1922 to 1939 and
unfortunately died at the age of 73 on 8th May 1958.
He had helped the Jewish families escape by providing them with visas without
much interrogation as he felt sympathetic for the Jewish families. By doing so, this
is where the phrase "bending the rules" originated from. Frank Foley helped the
thousands of Jewish families escape by leaving visa application forms for the
Jewish families and then instantly accept them as he believed that they were in
such a great risk that they required immediate immigration to somewhere safer.
A journalists first uncovered Frank Foley's incredible story as he was a quiet man
who did not share with the world his amazing achievements. I believe that one of
the reasons he was so generous was the fact that he was brought up as a
catholic by his mother and studied to be a priest. His modesty within relation of
this subject is widely admired by everyone. Fortunately, his actions were
appreciated and acknowledged even though it was after his death as a plaque
of was placed outside the British Embassy in Berlin during November 2004 as a
minor tribute to Frank Foley's remarkable courage.


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