for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Jules Konopinksi

last friday morning (20th december), 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio (repeated in the history hour on sunday evening)
jules konopinksi: the 43 group: battling british fascists (interviewed by alex last) (in the witness series)

“How British Jewish ex-servicemen and volunteers came together to form The 43 Group to fight a resurgent British fascist movement on the streets of post-war Britain.
Fascist leaders, like Sir Oswald Mosley, had been released from detention at the end of the World War Two. Soon they were holding meetings in London and around the country, often espousing the same violently anti-Semitic rhetoric used before the war.
In response the 43 Group was formed in the late 1940s to gain intelligence on the fascist movement, expose their activities and physically break up their meetings. Its activities became a model for future militant anti-fascist groups.”

(if you missed it, available at

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