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Luftwaffe Vet Reunited With British Family He Aided

Discussion in 'WWII Today' started by GRW, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    96?! Good grief.
    "A former Nazi radio operator who smuggled food to a struggling family in Guernsey has been reunited with them nearly 80 years later.
    Rudi Schoberl, 96, risked being killed himself when he decided to give food to widowed Netta Hallett and her eight children.
    Aged just 23 at the time of the war, he was sent to the Channel Islands in 1943 and sent messages to Hitler's pilots using the renowned Enigma machine.
    Mr Schoberl and other Luftwaffe recruits were banned from talking to locals, but he exchanged his cigarette rations for food for the family, despite himself not having much to eat.
    Ms Hallett and her family were extremely grateful for the sacrifice made by Mr Schoberl and remained close with him until the British territory was liberated in 1945."
    Nazi who gave food to British family meet 80 years later | Daily Mail Online
     
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    Thanks Gordon,

    I enjoy reading stories about the good in mankind.

    Regards

    KTK
     
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    gtblackwell Well-Known Member

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    I agree, thank you, Gordon, wars seem to be started by a few but soon engulf many from all walks of life. Nice to see a story about humanity prevailing. I imagined it happened more often than we know.

    Gaines
     
  4. Skipper

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    Obviously he was not a Nazi..... so why call him as such?
     
  5. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Think it's just an audience-grabber, Skip.
    I would imagine most journos these days are not only younger than us, but didn't grow up with direct connections to the war or surrounded by reminders.
     
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    That's what I meant .
     

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