Trib­ute to Ghandi direc­tor

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY DANIEL EASTERMAN

THE HOLO­CAUST Ed­u­ca­tional Trust has paid trib­ute to Os­car-win­ning film direc­tor Lord At­ten­bor­ough who died on Sun­day aged 90.

The trust said: “The legacy of Richard At­ten­bor­ough’s work in film will always be re­mem­bered by mil­lions. But they should also re­mem­ber him and his fam­ily for the safe refuge they pro­vided for the two Jewish girls, Helga and Irene, flee­ing Nazi per­se­cu­tion.”

L o r d A t t e n - bor­ough, who won an Os­car for his film, Ghandi, of­ten spoke mov­ingly of the two Jewish girls his par­ents adopted — de­scrib­ing them as his sisters — and the strong con­nec­tion he felt to­wards the Jewish com­mu­nity.

“I re­gard my­self as be­ing Jewish by adop­tion in re­verse. The girls came to live with us while wait­ing for their par­ents to join them,” he said.

Lord At­ten­bor­ough’s fa­ther, Fred­er­ick Levi At­ten­bor­ough, helped res­cue Jews from Nazi Ger­many be­fore the war.

Trib­utes: Lord At­ten­bor­ough

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