The Board mourns the passing of Holocaust survivor Sir Ben Helfgott

Image credit: Helfgott family

Today we mourn the passing of a man whose greatness was unparalleled. Sir Ben Helfgott survived the Holocaust and came to this country at the age of 15.

He would go on to become a champion weightlifter, representing Britain at two Olympic Games. His legacy, and his work for Holocaust Education, has inspired so many of us, and we treasured the time he spent with us as a Deputy for the ‘45 Aid Society, which he led for so many years.

Our thoughts are with his wife Arza, his sister Mala, also a survivor, his sons, Maurice, Michael and Nathan, and the entire family. May his memory be for eternal blessing.


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