Noah Klieger

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Noah Klieger
Noah Klieger en el acto de conmemoración del Día Internacional en Memoria del Holocausto en Madrid (2018).jpg
Noah Klieger at an event marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Madrid, 2018
Born(1925-07-31)July 31, 1925
DiedDecember 13, 2018(2018-12-13) (aged 93)
NationalityIsraeli
Occupationjournalist, sports executive
Years active1945—2016

Noah Klieger (Hebrew: נח קליגר‎; July 31, 1925 – December 13, 2018) was an Israeli journalist and sports administrator. He was born in Strasbourg, France. As a journalist, he worked for L'Équipe.

During the Holocaust Klieger survived the concentration camps Auschwitz, Mittelbau-Dora, and Ravensbruck.[1] After World War II, he worked as a sports journalist in Israel. He was the president of the basketball club Maccabi Tel Aviv and chairman of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA)'s media council.

In 2010 Noah Klieger was awarded the FIBA Order of Merit, and 2015 he was inducted into FIBA Hall of Fame for his contributions to international basketball.

In 2012 he became a Knight of the Legion of Honour (Legion d'Honneur), France's award for civilian merit.

Klieger died on December 13, 2018 in Ramat Gan, Israel, from complications of heart disease, aged 92.[2]

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  1. F. Sommer. (2012-08-20). "Noah Klieger : d'Auschwitz aux rangs de Tsahal" (in French). Armée de Défense d’Israël. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
  2. "Holocaust survivor and writer Noah Klieger dies at 92". Ynetnews. 13 December 2018. Retrieved 13 December 2018.

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