British Holocaust campaigner Greville Janner dies

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 09:48 GMT, Dec 20, 2015 |

British peer Greville Janner, a prominent campaigner for Holocaust victims who was later accused of child sex abuse, has died aged 87, British media reported on Saturday.

Janner, a former member of parliament for the Labour Party for almost 30 years and ex-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, was best-known for his calls for reparations for families of thousands of Jews who fled Nazi persecution in World War Two.

“The passing of Greville Janner marks the end of an era for the Jewish community,” Mick Davis, chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council, said on Twitter.