Noted human rights campaigner Helen Bamber died yesterday at age 89. She began her life’s work at age 20 working with Holocaust survivors in Germany. She helped to establish the first medical group in the British section of Amnesty International, founded the Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture in 1985, and the Helen Bamber Foundation in 2005. Throughout her life, Bamber worked with survivors of torture, trafficking, kidnapping, and conflict-zones.
You can read about her experiences in the 1999 biography The Good Listener: Helen Bamber, A Life Against Cruelty by Neil Belton. The book is part of the Law Library’s Louis B. Sohn Collection on International Relations located on the Law Library Balcony. To check out the book, just request it at the Circulation Desk.