Helen Fry – Digging for Victory

Please note – many people have indicated an interest in attending this event

Because of its popularity, and for health & safety reasons, tickets are only available (maximum of 4 per purchase) through the Eventbrite.co.uk website

Thank you for your support and understanding

Kitchener camp, army photograph, 1939/40

Dr Helen Fry – Digging for Victory: Refugees in the Pioneer Corps in WW2

Dr Helen Fry has researched and published widely on the 10,000 Jewish refugees who fought for Britain during the war. These included 6,000 who started out in the ‘alien’ Pioneer Corps, many having enlisted from internment. Many went on to see active service in wartime and made an extraordinary contribution to the defeat of National Socialism. Their legacy remains largely unrecognised by the nation, including their vital work in denazification at the end of the war.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

18:00 – 20:30


Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide

29 Russell Square




Refunds up to 7 days before event

Many of you know Helen Fry’s books on Jewish contributions to the war effort – and many Kitchener men, as well as other refugees, served in the Pioneer Corps.

We are honoured to announce that Dr Fry has kindly offered to give a talk on the Pioneer Corps in connection with the Kitchener Descendant Group and for others with an interest in these events.

The talk will take place at the Wiener library in London on October 17th, from 6pm to 8.30pm.

Tickets will be available on Eventbrite from 9am on Monday, 20th August. There is a maximum of 60 tickets available.

For information, the link to purchase tickets is here. It will go live for ticket sales on Monday morning at 9am: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dr-helen-fry-digging-for-victory-refugees-in-the-pioneer-corps-in-ww2-tickets-49168686866?aff=ebdssbeac

Many have already indicated an interest in buying a ticket. Because of the popularity of this event, tickets are only available (maximum of 4 per purchase) through the Eventbrite.co.uk website.

Looking forward to meeting up there!