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H.G. Mendelbaum is born in Paris, during the WWII, 4 days after his father Moshe was arrested under the Vichy's racial laws and sent to the Beaune-La Rollande camp. His Father escaped from the camp and survived with his mother Debora in several hidden places in Paris. H.G. (a small child) was hidden in a farm held by the Lange Family in Normandy. All the rest of the larger family (grand-parents, uncles, cousins etc.) were killed in the war (~60 people) , ~ 10 cousins survived the mass killings.
After the war, the parents had a new born daughter Paulette. The parents were tailors.
H.G. learned at Lycee Charlemagne, then at Faculte des Sciences and Sorbonne in Paris, he got 2 doctorates in chemistry and in computer science.
In 1968 student revolution, he was assistant-lecturer at university Paris VI and created a new course in applied computer sc. for chemists.
In parallel he returned to his jewish roots and discovered the richness of the jewish culture, forgotten after the war. He got married in 1974, and decided with his wife Betty to found a family based on jewish tradition . They thought that continuing the jewish heritage was a sort of revenge against the nazis who wanted to kill the judaism of his family. Three daughters (Esther, Shoulamith, Yona) were born in France.
He was then named professor at university Paris V to head the computer sc. dept of the Institute of Technology (IUT).
In 1979, He decided with a group of friends to create a new jewish community in his suburb town (Beth Shalom at Fontenay sous Bois). In 1981, He founded the first jewish higher education institute (Institut Universitaire Prive d'Informatique) with the Yeshiva of Novardok (Rav Elie Rotnemer). All these institution are still functioning until now .
In 1984 he decided to go to Israel, and took a position of Prof. at the Jerusalem College of Technology, Engineering School, where he was Head of the Computer and Telecom dept, Head of the research authority and Chairman of the academic senate.
In 1986, a boy (david) was born in the family, in Jerusalem, in the ninteens his three daughters got married in Israel.
Meanwhile H.G. contined to have contacts of research and teaching with the IUT of university of Paris V.
In 2006 he founded a program for integrating french students in Israel through internships in their profession.
in 2007 he retired