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Michel Thomas
Born
Moniek Kroskof

February 3, 1914
Łódź, Poland
Died January 8, 2005 (aged 90)
Occupation Nazi hunter, linguist, language teacher

Michel Thomas (born Moniek Kroskof, February 3, 1914 – January 8, 2005) was a polyglot linguist, and decorated war veteran. He survived imprisonment in several different Nazi concentration camps after serving in the Maquis of the French Resistance and worked with the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps during World War II. After the war, Thomas emigrated to the United States, where he developed a language-teaching system known as the "Michel Thomas method". In 2004 he was awarded the Silver Star by the U.S. Army.

Michel Thomas receiving Silver Star at WWII Memorial May 2004
Michel Thomas receiving Silver Star at WWII Memorial May 2004
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