History’s Forgotten: Episode 8 – Charles Coward

In this episode, seniors Maddie Moats, Caroline Wilburn and junior Christi Norris discuss World War II hero Charles Coward, nicknamed the “Count of Auschwitz.” A British soldier, Coward was taken as a prisoner of war by the Nazis and made several escapes. After witnessing the conditions of Jewish prisoners at the notorious Auschwitz, he helped them escape, and sent codes back to Britain detailing what he witnessed at the death camp, all while still being a prisoner himself. Coward was named a Righteous Among the Nations and a British hero of the Holocaust in 2010, 34 years after his death. 

Topics Covered:

WWII

Nazi Germany

Auschwitz

POW camps

Righteous Among the Nations

Holocaust

This story was originally published on Eagle Nation Online on April 19, 2021.