Posted on March 8, 2021
Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a remarkable kindertransport refugee who supported survivors of Belsen. Herbert Haberberg, 96, who used his Yiddish to convince destitute victims of the Nazis to move to the young Jewish state. Herbert was advised by World Jewish Relief that he was more useful to them in Germany than Israel, and stayed there until he was demobilised in 1948. He got married and became a successful metal trader — as did his brother, Manfred, living in Cockfosters.