Human Rights Activist Helen Bamber Dies at 89, Consoled 50,000 Torture Victims
Helen Bamber, a therapist and human rights activist who consoled more than 50,000 victims of torture in 90 different countries, died on Aug. 21 in London. She was 89. Bamber was inspired to start the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture in 1985 after working with Nazi concentration camp survivors at 19. Her organization grew into the Helen Bamber Foundation, a British charity of which actress Emma Thompson is currently the president. Bamber wrote in her autobiography that torture was "a total perversion of all that is good in human relationships."
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