Noach Flug, Holocaust victims advocate, dead at 86

12.08.2011                      12.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Noach Flug, Holocaust victims advocate, dead at 86

Born in Lodz, Poland, in 1925, Flug, his parents were forced to move into Lodz Ghetto in 1940, where he became member of Jewish underground.

Noach Flug, president of the International Auschwitz Committee and chairman of the umbrella organization of Holocaust survivors in Israel died on Thursday at age 86 in Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
In 2006, he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit by Germany’s President Horst Köhler, for promoting mutual understanding between Jews and non-Jews and between Israel and Germany. He was also decorated by the Polish Government.
Born in Lodz, Poland, in 1925, Flug and his parents were forced to move into the Lodz Ghetto in 1940, where he became a member of the Jewish underground. From the Lodz ghetto they were sent to a forced labor camp. In 1944, the Flugs were deported to Auschwitz….