“I was just a soldier. Being Jewish didn’t cross my mind and therefore it didn’t cross anybody else’s mind.” Lola adds, “Everyone knew we were Jewish. They weren’t antisemitic in those days.
U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May joined Macron at separate ceremonies along a 80km (50 mile) stretch of Normandy coastline.
Over 4,000 of the soldiers who landed on the Normandy beaches to fight in D-Day were Jewish,” said Walter Bingham, a Germany-born veteran who fought with the British Army in the Normandy landings.
In December, Mikey McBryan acquired an old DC-3 plane that had been flown in the D-Day invasion. Since then, he and his crew have been restoring the aircraft piece by piece.
In June 1940, that same stretch of water had seen “Operation Dynamo,” the evacuation of 338,226 British and French soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk, cut off and surrounded by German troops.
As we mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, the ‘Magazine’ tools around the region where so much history happened.