Charles Coward Net Worth
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The main source of income: Actors
Total Net Worth at the moment 2022 year – is about $2,1 Million.
Charles Coward information Birth date: 1905-01-01 Death date: 1976-01-01 Profession:Actor, Miscellaneous Crew
:How tall is Charles Coward – 1,75m.
How much weight is Charles Coward – 82kg
Charles Joseph Coward (1905вЂ“1976), known as the Count of Auschwitz, was a British soldier captured during World War II who rescued Jews from Auschwitz and smuggled himself into Auschwitz for one night, subsequently testifying about his experience at the Nuremberg Trials and the IG Farben Trial.
Biography,Coward joined the Army in June 1937 and was captured in May 1940 near Calais while serving with the 8th Reserve Regimental Royal Artillery as Quartermaster Battery Sergeant Major. He managed to make two escape attempts before even reaching a prisoner of war camp, then made seven further escapes, on one memorable occasion managing to be awarded the Iron Cross while posing as a wounded soldier in a German Army field hospital. When in captivity he was equally troublesome to his captors, organizing numerous acts of sabotage while out on work details.Finally in December 1943, he was transferred to the Auschwitz III (Monowitz) labour camp (Arbeitslager), situated only five miles from the better-known extermination camp of Auschwitz II (Birkenau). Monowitz was under the direction of the industrial company IG Farben, who were building a Buna (synthetic rubber) and liquid fuel plant there. It housed over 10,000 Jewish slave labourers, as well as POWs and forced labourers from all over occupied Europe. Coward and other British POWs were housed in sub-camp E715, administered by Stalag VIII-B.Thanks to his command of the German language, Coward was appointed Red Cross liaison officer for the 1,200-1,400 British prisoners. In this trusted role he was allowed to move fairly freely throughout the camp and often to surrounding towns. He witnessed the arrival of trainloads of Jews to the extermination camp. Coward and other British prisoners smuggled food and other items to the Jewish inmates. He also exchanged coded messages with the British authorities via letters to a fictitious Mr. William Orange (Code for the War Office), giving military information, notes on the conditions of POWs and the other prisoners in the camps, as well as dates and numbers of the arrival of trainloads of Jews.On one occasion a note was smuggled to him from a Jewish-British ships doctor, who was being held in Monowitz. Coward determined to contact him directly, managed to swap clothes with an inmate on a work detail and spent the night in the Jewish camp, seeing at first hand the horrific conditions in which these were held. He failed to find the individual, later found to be Karel Sperber – see below. This experience formed the basis of his subsequent testimony in post-war legal proceedings.Determined to do something about it, Coward used Red Cross supplies, particularly chocolate, to buy from the SS guards corpses of dead prisoners, including Belgian and French civilian forced labourers. He then gave the documents and clothes taken from the non-Jewish corpses to the Jewish escapees, who adopted these new identities and were then smuggled out of the camp altogether. Coward carried out this scheme on numerous occasions and is estimated to have saved at least 400 Jewish slave labourers.In December 1944 Coward was sent back to the main camp of Stalag VIII-B at Lamsdorf (now Lambinowice, Poland) and in January 1945, the POWs were marched under guard to Bavaria, where they were eventually liberated.Post warAfter the war, Coward testified at the Nuremberg war crimes trials, describing the conditions inside the Monowitz camp, the treatment of Allied POWs and Jewish prisoners, and the locations of the gas chambers. In 1953, Coward also appeared as a witness in the Wollheim Suit, when former slave labourer Norbert Wollheim sued I.G. Farben for his salary and compensation for damages. In January 1955, he joined the Old Comrades Lodge No. 4077 of UGLE.He was the subject of This Is Your Life in 1960 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the BBC Television Theatre.
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