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Capt Frank Edward Foley
Birth: Nov. 11, 1884
Death: May 8, 1958

British Army Officer and Holocaust victim rescuer. A veteran of the First World War, he was head of the British Secret Intelligence operation in Berlin, Germany, during the interwar years until the Nazi invasion of Poland (and the British declaration of war on Nazi Germany) in September 1939, acquiring key details on German military research and development. Witnessing Hitler's ruthless rise to power, he was well aware of the fate that lay ahead for the Jewish people, and he used his cover as passport control officer at the British Embassy to provide the necessary papers for these people to escape from Germany before the outbreak of war. Having no diplomatic immunity, he frequently risked his own life by venturing into concentration camps to help free Jewish internees. He also assisted them by providing forged passports and visas, and even hid them in his own home until they were able to leave Germany, exactly how many lives his bravery saved based upon archived evidence would suggest the number was in the tens of thousands. In 1958, when news of his death reached Israel, a special fund was organized to plant a grove of trees in his memory. Each one of the thousands of trees in the grove was paid for by someone he saved. In 1999 the memory of Frank Foley was honored in perpetuity by the Nation of Israel at Yad Vaslem in Jerusalem, as one whose acts placed him in the Righteous Amongst the Nations.

 (bio by: John Byrne) 
 
Burial:
Stourbridge Cemetery and Crematorium
Stourbridge
Metropolitan Borough of Dudley
West Midlands, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John Byrne
Record added: Aug 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15425897
Capt Frank Edward Foley
Added by: john byrne
 
Capt Frank Edward Foley
Added by: john byrne
 
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Bless you...
- Back Road Genealogist
 Added: Aug. 9, 2014
God bless you, Captain. Thank God for you and others. "May God bless you and others for your courage and decency.
- Sharon
 Added: May. 8, 2014

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Nov. 11, 2013
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