for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Samokov, Bulgaria

last friday evening (3rd april), 9.41-9.45pm, on bbc 2 tv 

the road to istanbul 2 (2nd of 3 episodes) (in the pilgrimage series) includes …

“In the small town of Samokov, Edwina and Dom visit the house of a Jewish family who fled Bulgaria as communism came into the country. Next door is a ruined synagogue, where Edwina describes her Jewish upbringing and describes what seeing the marks of the Jewish people in the region means to her.”

(if you missed it, available from 0:40:55 to 0:45:10 at

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