for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Holocaust songs

tonight (sunday 22nd), 23.45pm-12.30am, on bbc radio 3
songs that bridge the wire

“A rare foray into the musical landscape of the ghettos and concentration camps of Nazi-occupied Europe was made by the Third Programme in 1965:
Ezra Jurmann, a former child inmate of the Strasdenhof Concentration Camp in Latvia, deported there with his family from Dresden in 1942, described and sang some of the many songs he encountered in the darkest of times.”

(if you miss it, available at


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