He was an inspiration to me Noah Flug, of blessed memory, was an inspiration to me and to everyone with whom he worked to bring belated justice to hundreds of thousands of Holocaust Survivors, who as a Survivor himself, understood their needs and worked tirelessly to satisfy them. Noah’s remarkable life was characterized by amazing courage and adaptability; distinguished service to the countries in which he lived; and a determination to Tikkun Olam, the repair of imperfections in the world, some of the worse of which he tragically experienced himself. (...) With Noah at my side, I had someone whom both the Germans and the Survivors respected. He was a fount of wisdom and support, combing strength and determination to help Survivors live out their remaining years in dignity, with diplomatic skills in finding compromises for tough issues which arose during our negotiations with the German Ministry of Finance. At difficult moments in our negotiations, his wit and wisdom, politeness but firmness, were indispensable. Noah always made sure we focused on what was most crucial, and would not allow us to get sidetracked.
Noah Flug’s passing leaves a great void in the leadership for justice for Survivors, but we will all draw strength and inspiration from his remarkable life, his friendship, and his determination to leave the world a better place than he found it, a goal he achieved.