Helfgott is the only known survivor of a Nazi concentration
compete in the Olympic Games. He captained the British Olympic
Teams of 1956 and 1960.
The Polish-born Briton was England’s
11-Stone Champion in 1954,
and Lightweight titleholder in 1955,
1956, and 1958. He was also a member
of the British 1954, 1955, 1958, and 1959
World Championships teams.
Helfgott won the Lightweight gold
medals at the 1950, 1953, and 1957
World Maccabiah Games. He was the only member of his
family to survive the Buchenwald concentration