Henry Oscar Joseph

Joseph was a British-born banker whose father had come from Germany. and was the treasurer of the Committee for the Care of the Concentration Camp Children.

Joseph was the chairman of the council for the Central British Fund for Jewish Relief and Rehabilitation. The fund had been created after World War I as a memorial to British Jewish soldiers killed in action.

Joseph went to Vienna immediately after the end of the war to help the survivors and refugees.

He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 1968.

Joseph passed away in 1988 at age 87. He is remembered very fondly by the Boys. In his obituary he was described by Ben Helfgott as “the very paragon of good manners, unobtrusive, easily approachable, and ready to proffer wise and practical counsel.”

This profile was written by Ruby Kwartz.

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