Arthur Goldreich, 82, a comrade of Nelson Mandela's who helped the antiapartheid leader hide out on a farm by posing as his employer, died Tuesday in Tel Aviv, Israel, the Nelson Mandela Foundation said in a statement Wednesday.
In his autobiography, Mandela describes the South African-born Goldreich as having fought in the 1940s with the military wing of the Jewish National Movement in Palestine. Mandela said Mr. Goldreich provided some guerrilla expertise to the then-nascent armed wing of the African National Congress. He and his family pretended to be the owners of a farm on the outskirts of Johannesburg that was the ANC underground headquarters in the 1960s. "A flamboyant person, he gave the farm a buoyant atmosphere," Mandela wrote of Mr. Goldreich.