Just a short blog on the life of Bob Le Sueur who sadly died at the weekend. Recognised when he received the MBE in 2013 for his work during the occupation, he helped eight or nine escaped Russian slave workers to evade recapture, at great personal risk to himself. Mr Le Sueur could very easily have suffered the same fate as others, such as Louisa Gould who also helped escaped slave workers, but were caught and paid the ultimate price in Ravensbrück concentration camp.
Always willing to assist historians that were documenting the occupation years he will be sorely missed. He continued his humanitarian work up to the end of his life aged 102, most recently raising money for the Ukrainian victims of the Russia/Ukraine conflict.
There have been many short news reports about his life but I thought it would be good to share a couple of longer videos that tell you more.
You can also read about him here and watch the news report from Channel TV here.
I recommend reading his story in his book. Growing Up Fast: An ordinary man’s extraordinary life in occupied Jersey.
RIP and thank you for all that you did over the years to champion the cause of those that needed help.
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