1. Jonathan Saunders
    October 3, 2020 @ 10:04 am

    Hi – thanks for the article as I am very interest in the WW2 life of Dorrit Fuhrmann. To the best of my knowledge she worked as a listener and translator and her wartime postings were Trimingham, Ventor and subsequently Germany. Can you expand on her time at Bletchley, which was unknown to me – did she discuss this with you? I’d be happy to discuss her wartime experiences with you if it would mutually benefit our knowledge base.


    • an-englishman-in-moravia
      November 11, 2020 @ 2:49 pm

      Hello Jonathan, thank you for getting in touch. Dorrit was indeed a listener and a translator, and as such, she contributed directly to the success of the Bletchley operation. She is therefore, and rightly so, listed among ‘the People of Bletchley’. You are however right that she was not stationed in Bletchley Park; there were no Y stations in Bletchley nor nearby, in order not to giveaway the location. My post was misleading about this and I edited it. I had no luck yet in establishing the exact locations where Dorrit worked in the wartime, you are well ahead of me in your research. I was however surprised when you suggested that one of her wartime postings was Germany; wouldn’t that be rather dangerous for her, considering she fled the Nazi regime and its persecution of the Jewish people?


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