Rüdiger Nehberg

German survivalist

Rüdiger Nehberg, also known as 'Sir Vival', (4 May 1935 – 1 April 2020)[1][2] was a German human rights activist, author and survival expert. He was the founder and chairman of the anti-FGM organization TARGET. He was chairman of the organizations Friends of Peoples Close to Nature.[3] He was born in Bielefeld, Germany. In September 2000, he founded the human rights organization TARGET to prevent the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Nehberg in 2007

Nehberg died on 2 April 2020 in Hamburg at the age of 84.


  1. "Rüdiger Nehberg TV/Radio Auftritte: Klassik-Pop-et cetera, 06.12.2014, Deutschlandfunk, 10.05 Uhr". www.ruediger-nehberg.de. 2020-04-02. Archived from the original on 2020-04-02. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  2. WELT (2020-04-02). "„Sir Vival": Survival-Experte Rüdiger Nehberg ist tot". DIE WELT. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  3. "NGOs appeal to German president over Bushmen". Survival International. 2009-04-10. Retrieved 2009-11-29.