Personal Touch - Helen Bamber
Helen Bamber was the director of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. In this programme, she speaks to Johnston McKay about how her father helped people escape the Holocaust and how his work in Belsen after its liberation inspired her own efforts with the victims of physical and psychological torture. The conversation is interspersed with Helen's personal selections of music and prose.
At the age of 19, Helen Bamber volunteered to enter Belsen to aid the psychological recovery of the victims there. She later joined Amnesty International and helped to expose regimes using torture in countries such as Chile and Argentina. She was awarded the OBE in 1995 and set up the Helen Bamber Foundation in 2005. She died in 2014.
Originally broadcast 6 October 2002.