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Ben Helfgott

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Ben Helfgott, born in Lodz, Poland, 1929, is a Holocaust survivor of Buchenwald and Theresienstadt and former champion weightlifter. He won the UK's 11-stone championship in 1954, and was lightweight champion in 1955, 1956, and 1958. He represented Great Britain at weightlifting in the 1956 Summer Olympics at Melbourne, Australia and was the captain of the British weightlifting teams at the Olympics in 1956 (Melbourne) and 1960 (Rome).
Ben Helfgott's Story
Ben Helfgott, born in Lodz, Poland, 1929, is a Holocaust survivor and former champion weightlifter representing Great Britain in the Olympics. This is his personal story of survival and triumph. (Many viewers may find details described to be extremely dis...
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