Ber­gen-Belsen lib­er­a­tor dies at 95

The Jewish Chronicle - - Judaism - BY MAR­CUS DYSCH

REV­EREND LES­LIE Hard­man — the Army chap­lain who par­tic­i­pated in the lib­er­a­tion of Ber­gen-Belsen and was Hen­don Syn­a­gogue min­is­ter from 1946 to 1982 — died on Tues­day, aged 95.

Lead­ing the tributes, United Syn­a­gogue chief ex­ec­u­tive Jeremy Ja­cobs said: “He was one of our most se­nior and most re­spected min­is­ters, a man full of com­pas­sion who ded­i­cated his life to our com­mu­nity.”

Holo­caust Ed­u­ca­tional Trust chair- man Lord Jan­ner re­called “an out­stand­ingly sup­port­ive pres­ence who did so much to lift the morale of sur­vivors”.

Rev Hard­man’s work with Holo­caust sur­vivors was recog­nised with an MBE in 1998.

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