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The last Jews of Kolkata

this evening (sunday 23rd), 7.30-8.00pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
the last jews of kolkata (in the outlook series)

“For over two hundred years the Indian city of Kolkata had a thriving Jewish community. The Jews founded schools and printed newspapers, but now their numbers are dwindling.
The BBC’s Rahul Tandon interviewed Flower Silliman, 83.”

(if you miss it, available from 0:24:00 to 0:26:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01v98tk)
see also http://www.firstpost.com/living/of-matzoh-and-mothballs-the-disappearing… http://www.telegraphindia.com/1130927/jsp/frontpage/story_17397032.jsp#…. and http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4426932,00.html

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