for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

The holocaust in Rome

this morning (january 27th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
WW2, the holocaust and rome (in the witness series)
includes an interview with piero terracina

“In 1943, Rome’s Jewish citizens were promised that if they gave gold to the Nazis, they could escape the death camps.
Despite handing over more than 50kg of gold – most were deported and killed.
Alan Johnston has been speaking to two survivors of those deportations.”
“Of 1700 jews, 100 survived.”

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01q77sw)

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