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Captain-Francis-“Frank”-Foley

Passport officer at the British Embassy in Berlin, was designated as Righteous Among Nations on February 25, 1999 for issuing 10,000 visas to Palestine, then under British Mandate, and in direct contravention of British foreign policy. Foley was not afforded diplomatic immunity in his lower-level position and issued the visas at great risk to his career and life. He directly intervened to remove Jews from the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, and he and his wife sheltered Jews, including Rabbi Leo Baeck, in their private residence. Recalled at the start of the war, he left a stack of signed visas to be issued to those fleeing Nazi persecution.