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Sokolow, George Stanislaus

Mr. George Sokolow, who has been killed by enemy action was a promising member of the BBC editorial staff. He took his degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge five years ago at the early age of 20, then he went on to King’ s College, London where he studied literature and journalism. He was the only son of Mr. Florian Sokolow, who has been London correspondent of the Gazeta Polska since 1932. His grandfather, the late Nahum Sokolow, became a British subject over a generation ago. He was a friend of the late Lord Balfour and played an important part in the origins and first development of the Zionist experiment.

Mr. George Sokolow who was killed, by enemy action, whilst at his post, was the only son of Mr. Florian Sokolow, the well known Polish publicist, and grandson of the late Zionist leader, Dr. Nahum Sokolow. He was only 25 years of age and was a brilliant and promising young man. Born in Warsaw, he studied in Great Britain and graduated at Cambridge. In spite of his youth he had already distinguished himself as a gifted student of science and as a journalist in the Polish language as well as in the English. The Times 25 Oct. 1940

Biographical

Surname(s)Sokolow
First name(s)George Stanislaus
Date of birth26 September 1914
Place of birthPolish (born in Berlin)
Family detailsSon of Florian Sokolow of 11a Marsfield Gdn, Hampstead
Previous educationWarsaw, Poland; Cambridge University
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dates at college1937-1939
Dept / courseJournalism
QualificationsB.Sc. Camb.
War / conflictWorld War Two (1939-1945)
Date of death15/10/1940
Age at death26
Rank at deathDied at Broadcasting House, Langham Place
Place of deathKilled by enemy action
Cause of deathWillesden Jewish Cemetery, Beaconsfield Road
Commemoration(s)King’ s College Chapel
NotesPolish Citizen of 44 College Rd Hampstead.
Sokolow – On October 15, 1940 George Sokolow, only and beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Florian Sokolow of 11a Maresfield Gardens M.W.3. grandson of the late Dr. Nahum Sokolow, aged 25. Funeral Willesden Jewish Cemetery, Beaconsfield Road, today (Tuesday), 11.15 a.m.. Cortege leaving 43 Compayne Gardens N.W.6 at 10.45. Flowers to Compayne Gardens, (Colonial papers, please copy) The Times 22 Oct. 1940
Status: Civilian
Note on student record: Father London rep of 'Gazeta Polska!'
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; KA5/AD8/855; King's College Review

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