Frank Foley

Frank Foley, British Vice Consul in Charge of Visas in Berlin, 1938-39

Frank Foley was a passport officer in the British embassy in Berlin from 1923 to 1939. He also worked as an MI6 agent. Jewish officials estimate that he issued at least 3,000 visas to Jewish refugees between 1938 and 1939, at a time when the British government was anxious to limit immigration, particularly to Palestine. Despite British policy of giving visas only to a few Jews, it was known that Foley would do everything he could to help. Consul Foley died in 1958. In 1999, he received the Righteous Among the Nations award.