Clement Freud

AZL flag holder TransparentSir Clement Raphael Freud (24th April 1924 – 15th April 2009) was a Jewish political broadcaster, writer, and chef. The grandson of Sigmund Freud and best known as a panellist on the long-running BBC Radio 4 show Just a Minute in 2016, public allegations were made that Freud had been raping children since the late 1940s leading to police investigations. Born Clemens Rafael Freud in Berlin the son of Jewish parents Ernst L. Freud (an architect) and Lucie née Brasch his forenames were anglicised to Clement Raphael to ‘blend’ into Britain. Freud was naturalised as a British subject on 4th September 1939, three days after the outbreak of World War II and joined the Royal Ulster Rifles serving in the ranks. He acted as an aide to suspected paedophile Field Marshal Montgomery and following the war in 1947 was commissioned as an officer to work at the Nuremberg Trials. As a Lieutenant it was Freud who organised the films for presentation at trial. This meant that it was he that had control over what was featured, how that would be perceived and vitally what was left on the cutting room floor. Freud also had another relative, Walter Freud, working with the war crimes investigators. Later in his career Freud shared a Westminster office with fellow paedophile Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith.

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