Rudi Oppenheimer's testimony

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Rudi Oppenheimer's testimony

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Rudi was an old friend of my father and one of the nicest men I ever met. He also happened to be a Belsen survivor. He never talked about it much (at least to us) until towards the end of his life, when my dad persuaded him to give a talk to some schools where he was a governor.

Alas, he passed away on the 13th of this month, which made me dig out a video recording of the speech. I hadn't spoken to him for over a year, but in the last chat I had with him, he explained why he'd finally done it, referencing the difficult refugee situation we face and the rise of nationalism.

Anyway, if anyone cares, there's a link below. It's long (70 mins) and harrowing, but worth listening to imvho.

Vale Rudi

https://www.holocaust.org.uk/rudi-oppenheimer-testimony
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I'd not heard of him, but I'm having a watch, cheers.
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Oh, he wasn't famous or self promoting, in fact quite the opposite.

He just worked with my dad at shell.
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happyhooker wrote:Oh, he wasn't famous or self promoting, in fact quite the opposite.

He just worked with my dad at shell.
C'mon mate, Globby wouldn't stop so soon.
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Maybe some other place/time Sandy.
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happyhooker wrote:Maybe some other place/time Sandy.
;) :thumbup:
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