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Obituaries

Cornel Fleming

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l782 (Published 22 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l782
  1. Simon Fleming

Born in 1936 in eastern Europe, Cornel Fleming grew up in Czernowitz. He and his family survived the war because his mother had become friends with one of Romania’s royal princesses, so when things (in Cornel’s own words) “got nasty,” the family home had a Romanian army sentry outside the front door, which kept a houseful of Jews alive for most of the war.

In 1945 a Czech army armoured train was …

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