Helen Bamber

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Helen Bamber. In 1945, at the age of 20, she travelled to Belsen with the Jewish Relief agency. There she learnt how important it is to listen to those who have suffered. It was a lesson she continued to practice in her work with Amnesty International, and later with the Medical Foundation for the Victims of Torture which she set up in 1985.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Song of the Birds by Cant Del Ocells
Book: Poet for Poet by Richard McCain
Luxury: Radio to listen to the World Service

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 7 May 1999 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestHelen Bamber

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