On 12th July actor Wolf Kahler, the grandson of the senior German officer in the Skipton prisoner-of-war camp, Fritz Sachsse, officially opened our new information board and gave a moving speech in which he shared his personal memories of his grandfather. The event was attended by around 150 people including local residents, and academics and archaeologists who have been working on the project to uncover the story of the camp. Wolf Kahler was a familiar face to many of them, having had starring roles in films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark in which he played the Nazi Colonel Herman Dietrich.
Wolf Kahler and Anne Buckley inspect the new information board (photo: Simon Lewis)
Wolf stopped off at the BBC on his way to Skipton and gave an interview on the Look North sofa. You can see the interview here (Ⓒ BBC Look North):
Wolf Kahler addresses the crowd in Skipton (photo: Simon Lewis)
Thanks to Corinna Meiss of woerteragentur.com for her assistance in tracing the Kahler family.