After 68 Years, Daughter of Anne Frank’s Classmate Finally Gets Her Chance To Thank the British Officer Who Saved Her Mother From Nazi Concentration Camp

Posted by admin on Jan 9, 2014

The daughter of a Jewish classmate of Anne Frank rescued from the horrors of Bergen Belsen concentration camp has met the British officer who saved her mother’s life. Grateful Elizabeth Kahn, 59, flew to Israel to meet Major Leonard Berney, 93, from Plymouth, Devon, and present him with a special silver platter paid for by the family in recognition of his heroics.

Jewish Leonard, of the British 11th Armoured division, was one of the first army officers through the gates of Belsen when the camp was liberated on April 15, 1945.

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