Karen Pollock MBE comments on the unveiling of Frank Foley's statue

On the unveiling of a permenant memorial to former British Intelligence Officer, Frank Foley, who saved 10,000 Jews from Nazi Germany, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust Karen Pollock MBE said:

The heroic story of Frank Foley, the British Spy who saved 10,000 Jews from almost certain death, is a beacon of light within the darkest period of history. Foley went to remarkable lengths to save Jews, right under the nose of the Nazis, even visiting concentration camps to remove them.

Foley is the ultimate role model. His heroic stand should be a source of pride and inspiration to us all. While antisemitism continues to be a blight on our society; this statue will serve as a permanent reminder to the next generation of the power one individual's actions.

We are enormously grateful to His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge. His support sends a strong signal about the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive and fills us all with hope.

Our thanks go to Ian Austin MP for his continued commitment to recognise a local hero and to Michael Smith, Author of ‘The Spy Who Saved 10,000 Jews’, without his efforts the world would not know about Frank Foley’s story.