Helen Bamber, the celebrated champion of human rights, has died aged 89.
A trained psychotherapist, she spent almost 70 years tirelessly working with victims of torture and other forms of abuse. Here's a synopsis of her amazing career:
In 1945, aged just 20, she joined one of the first rehabilitation teams to enter the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
After spending two years working with Holocaust victims she returned to England to help take care of 722 children orphaned by the concentration camps.
Helen’s attentiveness and focus on the individual, gave her the ability to navigate the complexity of trauma and the human responses to it. She remained unyielding in her instinct to understand, and pioneered methods to help those she worked with to achieve what she termed ‘creative survival’. The integrated model of care that Helen developed is still used today.