Hampstead Garden Suburb author describes father’s Nazi capture
- Credit: Nigel Sutton
An author has described how his Jewish prisoner-of-war father escaped from capture by the Nazis during the Second World War at in a talk at a community-run library.
Writer John Jay, who was born in Hampstead Garden Suburb, spoke about his book Facing Fearful Odds at Hampstead Garden Suburb Community Library in the Market Place, Hampstead Garden Suburb, on Thursday.
It was the first ever author talk to take place at the library since it was saved three years ago by the community.
The book details the experiences of Mr Jay’s father, rifleman Alex Jay, who was captured by the Nazis in Calais and forced into labour in Germany.
He later escaped on his fifth attempt to flee.
You may also want to watch:
The library hopes this will be the first of many author talks at the library.
- 1 Muswell Hill man captures picture of car bursting into flames in high street
- 2 Primrose Hill 'Howloween' party to support rescue dogs
- 3 'Forever grateful': Community steps up after man's dog dies on Hampstead Heath
- 4 Coldplay and Ed Sheeran to perform at Earthshot Prize ceremony at Ally Pally
- 5 Flick Rea: Community celebrates 'Empress of West Hampstead'
- 6 West Hampstead mum Nazanin 'loses appeal' in Iran
- 7 Tributes paid to Primrose Hill mother-of-four as fundraiser launched
- 8 Muswell Hill couple slam planning laws as chipboard outhouse appears
- 9 The Outsider: Residents take aim at plans for high street pub
- 10 Man charged with murder of Nicole Hurley in Primrose Hill