“After the war, being Jewish meant I had to help my fellow Jews. I went to Belsen on the weekends to volunteer, to re create a Jewish identity which had been knocked out of people. I feel a strong connection to Israel because it is a country I helped to create.”
Herbert Haberbeg, 88, from Germany and of Polish heritage came to London on Kindertransport in 1938. He fought in the Jewish Brigade in WWII and later worked as a translator at a war crimes trial.