for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

David Gur

last wednesday morning (25th october), 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio (repeated in the history hour on sunday 29th)
david gur: the fake IDs that saved jewish lives (presented by mike lanchin) (in the witness series)

“Soon after Hitler ordered the invasion of Hungary in March 1944, the Nazis began rounding up hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews. Most were immediately sent to their deaths in the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
David Gur, now 91, was a member of the Jewish Hungarian underground, who helped produce tens of thousands of forged identification documents. This allowed Jews to hide their true identities and escape deportation to the death camps, and was one of the largest rescue operations organised by Jews during the Holocaust.”

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv29y)

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