Berendt, H(einz) C(haim) (1911– )
Parapsychologist born in Berlin, Germany, who moved to
Jerusalem in the 1930s. A dentist, he practiced as a dental surgeon
from 1937 on and became an instructor in radiodontics
at Hebrew University in Jerusalem from 1957 to 1960. He published
several papers on developmental disturbances and orthodontics.
Berendt became interested in parapsychology and, beginning
in 1959, was an acting committee member of the Parapsychological
Study Group of Israel. He later served as president
of the Israel Parapsychology Society in Jerusalem. He conducted
research on paranormal metal bending and eventually
came to believe that it is possible.
Sources
Berendt, Heinz C. ‘‘A New Israeli Metal-Bender (with
Film).’’ In Research in Parapsychology, 1982. Edited by William
Roll, John Beloff, and Rhea W. White. Metuchen, N.J. Scarecrow
Press, 1983.
———. Parapsychology The World beyond Our Five Senses.
N.p., 1966.