Helen Bamber

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"Helen has worked tirelessly in the human rights field for over 60 years helping thousands of survivors worldwide, starting in Belsen after WWII. She was an early member of Amnesty International and in 1985 established The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, where she was a guiding light until early 2005. Named European Woman of Achievement in 1993, she was awarded the OBE in 1997 and in the same year also received a lifetime Human Rights Achievement award for her work. She is on a number of advisory boards in related fields and holds honorary degrees from Oxford, Dundee, Ulster, Essex, Kingston & American Intl. University." [1]

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  1. People, Helen Bamber Foundation, accessed December 8, 2010.