The former editor-in-chief of the Danish newspaper Politiken for 23 years, Herbert Pundik, is Sunday night slept quietly in his home. He was 92 years old. It informs the family of the newspaper.
in Addition to the editor-in-chief was Herbert Pundik before the foreign correspondent, which, among other things, threw a Cavling-prize. He was after his 23 years in the hjørnekontoret on the town hall square seniorkorrespondent.
Journalism, however, was not his only subjects. Herbert Pundik was also shaped by his jewish ancestral past. In 1907, fled his father's family to Copenhagen from Ukraine. In 1943, Herbert Pundik, because the family during the Second world War again had to take flight to Sweden.
Immediately after the war was Pundik soldier when he served in the jewish-arab war in 1948.
And he held on to the connection to Israel, where he also lived in large parts of his life. Alongside her journalistic career, he performed work for the israeli intelligence service Mossad.
In his later years up to 2011 was Herbert Pundik also a tour guide on trips to the Middle east and Myanmar.
The last trip went to Syria, Jordan and Israel, and the company crossed the syrian-jordanian border, two days before war in Syria broke out.
The former editor-in-chief has written two memoirs with the titles 'It is not enough to survive' and 'You can if you dare.'
Herbert Pundik has previously spoken about his death in a podcast about her life with the title 'The last refugee.'
"Well, I consider the end of that ... anytime. I say this very straight and clear. I am prepared to die at any moment. What can you ask more from life than what I've gotten out of it? Therefore, you must also be a little bit - I have learned from home - a little bit of the message."
Herbert Pundik leaves his wife, Sussi, and their daughter, Michal. He also had two sons. The oldest, Uri, was killed in the Yom Kippur war in 1973, while the younger son, Ron, died of cancer in 2014.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 09 December 2019, 00:00