Frank Foley (1884-1958) was a British Secret Intelligence Service officer who served as passport control officer at the British embassy in Berlin in the 1930s.
Between Kristallnacht on November 9, 1938 and the outbreak of the Second World War on September 3, 1939, Foley was instrumental in helping thousands of Jewish families escape from Nazi Germany. For his actions in saving Jewish lives, Foley was recognized by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations in 1999.
At a ceremony held in Ottawa on November 27 at Earnscliffe, the residence of the British high commissioner, Foley’s service medals were donated to the United Kingdom by Canadian members of Foley’s family. [Read more…]