Luc Albinski is a second-generation holocaust survivor whose mother escaped the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942 and was hidden in an orphanage outside Warsaw for the remainder of the war. She married a Catholic and Luc was brought up as a Catholic, only learning about his Jewish origins in his early twenties. Since then, he has spent much time researching the fate of his Polish-Jewish grandmother, Halina Rotstein, a doctor in the Warsaw Ghetto, who decided to accompany her patients to the Treblinka death camp. Human rights and development issues have been key issues of interest for Luc who spent time in Bosnia during and after the war and has, since 2006, led an investment company, Vantage Capital, focused on investing in mid-sized businesses in a dozen countries in Africa as well as on promoting the use of renewable energy in South Africa. More recently, Vantage Capital has started an education business focused on Central Europe including, until recently, Ukraine. Luc lives in Johannesburg and is an active member of the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre.