Remember Major Frank Foley

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In the 1930s, Major Frank Foley risked his life to save 10,000 Jews from near-certain death in Europe. Today, he was rightly honoured with a statue in his hometown of Stourbridge unveiled by His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge.
HET Frank Foley 04 editHis Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge unbelieving the statue of Frank Foley, alongside Ian Austin MP. 

Frank Foley was an MI6 agent who went undercover in Nazi Germany as a passport officer and who, at great personal risk, managed to secure visas for thousands of Jews to leave Germany for safety in the UK. He retired to Stourbridge in 1949, never speakingpublicly about his actions. In his lifetime, Foley was never recognised for his heroic achievements. In 1999, he was recognised by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem as Righteous Among the Nations, and in the same year his story was brought to light by author Michael Smith in ‘The Spy who saved 10,000 Jews’.

HET Frank Foley 03 editHolocaust Educational Trust Chief Executive Karen Pollock MBE and Ambassadors of the Trust met with the Duke of Cambridge ahead of the ceremony. 
The Holocaust Educational Trust have always felt it important to bring attention to Frank Foley, who serves as such an inspiration. We were delighted to support this initiative, which is the result of the tireless efforts of Ian Austin MP, supported by then Chancellor George Osborne. We were delighted that His Royal Highness led the tribute to such a remarkable man, in the presence of Foley's family and those saved by Foley.

HET Frank Foley 05 editHis Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge and Ian Austin MP alongside the statue of Frank Foley.

Frank Foley is a reminder to us all of the importance of standing up and being counted, even in the most difficult of circumstances. He serves as a model for us all in today’s world where sadly antisemitism and intolerance continue to be a blight on our society, reminding us all of our responsibility to speak out and to stop hatred in its tracks