Herbert Haberberg 1924 - 2021

The Holocaust Educational Trust is saddened to learn of the loss of our friend Herbert Haberberg.

Karen Pollock CBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust says, “Herbert came to the UK on the Kindertransport as a teenager. Determined to fight the Nazis, he joined the British Army in 1944. After serving in Italy, he was moved to Brussels, and then later to Hamburg. After learning about the existence of Bergen Belsen concentration camp, he spent the next couple of years volunteering his free time as a Yiddish interpreter for the Jewish survivors in the Belsen Displaced Persons camp, encouraging many of them to emigrate to the fledgling State of Israel.

He was a wonderful man, with a fascinating story and hugely generous with his time. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

You can read more about Herbert here.