Albert Waxman arrived in England as a teenager on the Kindertransport, having fled Germany following Kristallnacht. He was sent to a hostel in Bradford, learned English and began work in an engineering firm, but was determined to join the RAF. His background, his nationality and his situation were all against him, but through perseverance and chutzpah, he eventually joined up and proved to be a talented and determined student, qualifying as a pilot. In later life his determination, resourcefulness and motivation led to a successful business career and became a prominent philanthropist.
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