for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Boston Calling: Bahr

this evening (saturday 21st), 7.30-8.00pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
boston calling includes …

“The current US debate over Syrian refugees echoes a similar debate over Jewish refugees during World War II. Back then, the fear was that German spies would hide among the throngs of US-bound Jews fleeing the horrors of the Nazi regime. And in 1942, the FBI and other US officials pointed to the capture of Herbert Karl Friedrich Bahr as supposed proof that the fear was well-founded. But who exactly was he, and how did his case impact Jewish immigration?
The reporter Daniel Gross explains.”

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