Only Englishman sent to Auschwitz dies

Leon Greenman, the only Englishman sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp, died March 7, London’s Jewish Museum said. He was 97.

Greenman was born in London in 1910 and was living in the Netherlands with his Dutch wife and young son when it was occupied by the Nazis, who sent the family to Auschwitz in 1943.

His wife Esther and 3-year-old son, Barney, died at Auschwitz, but Greenman was freed from the Buchenwald camp in April 1945 by the U.S. 3rd Army. He dedicated his life to telling the public about the horrors of the six camps where he was held. — ap