Slave labour campaigner dies

November 20, 2008

Rudy Kennedy, a successful campaigner for slave labour compensation from the German government for Nazi treatment of Jewish prisoners, died last week. He was 78.

German-born Mr Kennedy was put to work in Auschwitz in 1943 in the Buna synthetic rubber factory belonging to the I G Farben factory. When Auschwitz was evacuated on the Russian army's approach in January 1945, he survived the forced march to the Dora camp, where he made V1 and V2 flying bombs, secretly sabotaging what he could. He was among the 732 young camp survivors ("The Boys") brought to Britain after the war.

Last updated: 12:30pm, November 20 2008