Searching for truth

12.11.2011                      15.Cheschwan. 5772                      Wajera

Feature:

Searching for truth

Bernard Fisher went to great lengths to correct historical inaccuracies and is currently a sought-after lecturer.

In a life spanning 96 years, one is sure to have had some more than interesting experiences.
But Dr. Bernard Fisher, who describes himself first and foremost as an educator, feels that his greatest achievement took place here in Israel a few years ago, long after his official retirement.
“When I settled in Netanya, I began working at the Wingate Institute, editing their newsletter and later working part-time in their public relations department,” he recalls. “I began to investigate [Maj.-Gen.Orde Charles] Wingate’s life with a view to writing his biography, and I discovered that this great man had been maliciously slandered in the history books about something that took place during the war against Japan. I made it my mission to get this slander rectified.”…