Josef and Traudel Honig

Josef and Traudel were both from Germany.

They were madrichim in the Ascot hostel. The hostel was run by Habonim, the social Zionist youth movement but the Honig’s were members of Bachad.

The couple also worked at Millisle hostel in Northern Ireland. Millisle helped to look after part of the third group of the boys brought to the UK in 1946.

In 1946, they took over running Manor House, often referred to as Woodberry Down hostel. They replaced the first wardens Manfried Feiber and Tutti Feiber. That hostel was run by the religious Zionist organisation Bachad.

They went to Kibbutz Lavi, Israel but later settled near Gaza. Josef was, according to the Boys who remembered him, an extremely talented musician.

This profile was written by Ruby Kwartz.

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