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Posts tagged ‘cemeteries’

Nh: Prague gravestones

this afternoon (saturday 23rd), 2.44-2.48pm (repeated 9.20pm), on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“One particular street in Prague’s Old Town has long been thought to be partially cobbled with fragments of Jewish gravestones taken from abandoned cemeteries during the communist era. This week there has been confirmation of that as the city of Prague signed a memorandum with the Jewish community on returning the stones so that they can be put in a more appropriate place.“

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter rob cameron 

františek banyai, head of the prague jewish community

• researcher martin smok


Newshour: French anti-semitism

this afternoon (wednesday 20th), 2.20-2.24pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by  razia iqbal) includes …

“Contrasting images in the last two days: the sight of large Nazi swastikas daubed on about 80 headstones in a French Jewish cemetery, and thousands who gathered to protest anti-semitism in Paris on Tuesday.”

including interview with …
shimon samuels, of the simon wiesenthal centre, paris
(see also

POTW: stolen gravestones

this morning (saturday 12th), 11.52-11.58am, on bbc radio 4
pick of the week (presented by kate adie) concludes with …

A disturbing secret about Prague’s cobblestoned streets.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter rob cameron
leo pavlat, director, prague jewish museum

Sunday: cemetery attacks

this morning (sunday 24th), 7.27-7.35am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by william crawley) includes …

”Police are treating the vandalism of a Jewish cemetery in Manchester this week as a hate crime. It follows a spate of other attacks on religious sites across the UK.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter rajeev gupta
ian levy, chairman of the whitefield synagogue burial board
• dr chris allen, associate professor in hate studies, leicester university
(see also

Newsday: interfaith fundraising

last thursday (23rd february), on bbc world service radio
newsday: muslim fundraising for vandalised jewish cemetery

“A US Muslim-led project to help repair a Jewish cemetery that was vandalised has raised more than four times its initial target of $20,000.
Earlier this week, 170 headstones were damaged in a St Louis cemetery in the US state of Missouri.”

including …
tarek el messidi, one of the activists involved in the restoration campaign
barbara perle, who has family members buried at the site (more…)

FOOC: Warsaw cemeteries

this morning (thursday 2nd), 11.16-11.22am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

“Nature’s taking over some of the Jewish cemeteries in Warsaw – we meet a group of volunteers trying to make some amends for the amnesia and oblivion about Jewish life in Poland before the war.”

including contribution from …
• bbc reporter alex duval smith (more…)

Heart and soul: mixed cemeteries

this evening (sunday 1st), 7.32-8.00pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated from 9.32am)
divided in death (presented by sharmini selvarajah) (in the heart and soul series)

“The rise of interfaith areas in Jewish cemeteries in America.”


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