Walter and Sarah Hirschberg

Hirschberg was born in Wolfenbüttel in Germany in 1921. His father was an elementary school teacher who had been in the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia during the war.

Sarah Hirschberg

Hirschberg was on his way to Palestine when he got stuck in the UK when the war broke out. From May 1939 to August 1941 he was in the Millisle training farm.

He was one of the founders of Bachad and edited the monthly Cheynu.

Walter and Sarah married in 1941.

They were wardens at the Liverpool hostel and then Singleton Road in Manchester.

They spent a considerable amount of time at St Asaph’s in Wales, where their eldest son Menachem was born. They had two more children, another son and a daughter.

The couple moved to London in 1948, Walter was the National Secretary of Bachad and executive of the Bachad Fellowship until 1952.

They later moved to Israel and were among the founders of Kibbutz Lavi. They later changed their names and he became Benjamin Amiram.

They retired from Youth Aliyah in 1990.

Walter died in 2007.

This profile was written by Ruby Kwartz.


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