Posted on May 22, 2009
The troop was recruited from the tens of thousands of refugees who had fled to Britain from the Nazi persecution of the Jewish population before the war. When war began, they were classified as enemy aliens amid fears of infiltration by fifth columnists, and interned. But as time went by, distrust eased and men of fighting age were freed to join the British Army. These men, including several Kinder, were serious and brave soldiers who risked more than most in World War II.