Foley – The Spy Who Saved 10,000 Jews
Frank Foley worked as Passport Control Officer in Berlin during the war and helped thousands of Jews to escape from Germany. At the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann he was described as a 'Scarlet Pimpernel', risking his own life to save Jews threatened with death by the Nazis. In fact, his post at the Passport Office was a front for his real role as MI6 head of station. Despite having no diplomatic immunity and being liable to arrest at any time, he went into the concentration camps to get Jews out, he hid them in his home and helped them to get forged passports. One Jewish aid worker estimated that he saved 'tens of thousands' of people from the Holocaust.
Michael Smith is the number-one bestselling author of Station X. He served in the British Army's Intelligence Corps and was an award-winning journalist for the BBC, the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Times. He is now a full-time novelist and intelligence historian.
'One of the great heroic figures of the Holocaust period, equal at least to Oskar Schindler'. (Jerusalem Post)
'Gripping. An oustanding book. The last word on the Final Solution'. (Mail on Sunday)
'Diligently researched. A deserved tribute to a compassionate Christian'. (Sunday Times)
'Crisp and informative. Very effectively conveys the atmosphere of cumulative danger experienced by Jews in Germany under the Nazis'. (The Times)
'A fascinating book. Smith writes well; coolly and unexaggeratedly, sensibly and authoritatively'. (The Daily Telegraph)
'Rarely has the Jewish accolade for outstanding courage by a gentile in their cause been more deserved. Michael Smith has made no errors in bringing a long-neglected hero out of the shadows'. (Independent on Sunday)