for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

The Marie Antoinette watch

yesterday evening (thurssday 6th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 1
the incredible story of marie antoinette’s watch (presented by nicholas parsons)

(from 0:45:00) ”Sir David Salomons bequeathed everything to his daughter, who then donated everything to the L. A. Mayer Institute for Islamic Art in Israel, which opened in 1974. And that was the unlikely final resting-place of the Marie-Antoinette watch … until 1983, when the world’s greatest watch was stolen in the world’s greatest watch heist.”

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07xtbhr/the-incredible-story-of-ma…)

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