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Chaim Herzog

A talented athlete, Herzog (Sept. 17, 1918–April 17, 1997) was a junior bantamweight boxing champion in his native Ireland.He was also an avid cricket and rugby player. In his later life he became a proficient yachtsman. He served as a major in the British Army during World War II, and was among the liberators of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where a memorial stone stands in his honour.

He subsequently headed the IDF’s military intelligence, and retired with the rank of major-general. He served as a military attaché in Washington, was a lawyer, businessman, diplomat, politician, radio and television commentator in Israel and on the BBC, and a prolific writer. Chaim Herzog served as Israel’s sixth president between 1983 and 1993.

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This archive has been established after my own relative, Reg Price, took part in the liberation and subsequent humanitarian effort of Bergen Belsen in April 1945. Reg produced this famous sign at Belsen. As part of the 113th DLI, Reg and his comrades were at Belsen for 5 weeks and left when the last hut was empty and ceremonially burnt down. This archive compiles all available resources to build a lasting tribute to all the men and women who helped - any unit, any nationality. If you have a relative, or any info, on the relief effort at Belsen, we’d love you to please get in touch. Email us: liberator@belsen.co.ukThank you Nick Price CreativesFacebookTwitter