KEITH DIXON of Cheshire would like to get hold of Yusil Peval Kafka to inform him of the death of a friend.

After attending the funeral of Rev John Gaskell, Keith was reminiscing with family members, who mentioned that they would like to contact Mr Kafka.

Yusil was better known in Britain as George Kafka and would be in his 70s now.

His father was the Czechoslovakian ambassador to Britain just before the Second World War.

His father had returned to Prague and was murdered by the Nazis.

Rev Gaskell and George became good friends while John was an RAF chaplain in London in 1940.

George married Lady Pamela and had two children, Shimon and Hannah. He also had a brother called Felix who was a senior executive for ICI in Holland.

Sometime during the 1980s or 90s, George sold his London property in Balcome Street and was intending to move to Israel where he had some business interests.

He also told Rev Gaskell that if there came a time when the Kafka family estates which had been illegally sequestrated by the authorities in Czechoslovakia, could be reclaimed, he would make every effort to recover what was his birthright.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of George Kafka, they should contact Keith at 32 Perrin Street, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 1JE or telephone 0161-368 3987.

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© 2000 Jewish Telegraph