Sir Mick Davis, Chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council said:
“Sir Sigmund Sternberg was not only one of the great Jewish philanthropists, he was also a pioneer of global Jewish-Christian relations through his work with the Council of Christians and Jews. His story of arriving in Britain in 1939 from Hungary is a similar one to many of his generation. Through dedication and hard work he succeeded in building his successful business and devoted his life to charitable causes.
In recognition of his devotion to public and Jewish communal life, he was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and made a Papal Knight by Pope John Paul II.
He was tireless in his pursuit of social justice and will be remembered and missed by the entire community.”