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Letter to Prospect Magazine: The English Holocaust

Glyn Ford (2006), Letter: The English Holocaust, Prospect Magazine, 26 June.

Manneken Pis mocks Philippe Douste-Blazy, the French foreign minister (June), for asking where the commemoration was to the English victims of the Holocaust. Why? The Channel Islands were occupied by the Nazis and the entire Jewish population shipped to the camps—with the assistance of some islanders. Other English Jews were trapped on the continent and sent to the camps. One was Leon Greenman, whose book An Englishman in Auschwitz (2001) describes how on arrival his wife Esther and small son Barney were gassed, while he was selected for slave labour.

Glyn Ford MEP