He Escaped The Nazis, Then Spent His Life Fighting For Civil Liberties
He escaped the Nazis, then spent his life fighting for civil liberties
When the Nazis came after Jews in Berlin, Phil Caminer escaped.
Then, at 15 years old, he got out through Kindertransport, a rescue effort that saved about 10,000 children from persecution and brought them to Great Britain.
Caminer, who died on Labor Day at 93, left Berlin in July 1939 and would never see most of his family again. They were killed in concentration camps. His mother, who escaped before him, made arrangements for him to join her in England.
The experience shaped the mantra he would live by for the rest of his life, said his wife of 37 years, Vicki Caminer.
“You have …