Francis Deutsch obituary

My foster brother, Francis Deutsch, has died aged 94 from Covid-19, following a short illness. He was an outstanding radical lawyer and a pioneer of legal policy, whose life was driven by a sense of justice, belief in democracy and commitment to suppor…

My foster brother, Francis Deutsch, has died aged 94 from Covid-19, following a short illness. He was an outstanding radical lawyer and a pioneer of legal policy, whose life was driven by a sense of justice, belief in democracy and commitment to support the most vulnerable in society.

Francis came to the UK from Austria on the Kindertransport at the age of 13, arriving in Harwich, Essex, speaking no English. He was fostered by my father, Leslie Wollen, a Methodist minister, and his wife, Hilda (nee Young); he settled happily, remaining in close contact with the family. At the age of 21, he went back to wartorn Europe for two years to help with the resettlement of German refugees in the International Voluntary Service, using his native German language in working towards peace and reconciliation.

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