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FOOC: Czech scrolls

yesterday morning (saturday 26th), 11.41-11.46am, on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes a report from kolin in czechoslavakia by james rodgers

“A large shopping centre and an old Jewish cemetery: James Rodgers is in Kolin,  a small town east of Prague, on the trail of scrolls saved from a synagogue there, which he’d first seen in Manchester.”


FOOC: Swimming to remember

this morning (thursday 25th), 11.54-11.59am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) concludes with …

“And correspondent • Joe Bond gets into the swim of things in the Czech town of Kolin. Once it was home to a thriving Jewish population, which was largely uprooted and dispersed after the Nazi occupation deported most of its members to labour and extermination camps during the Holocaust.
One doughty survivor of that era, Hana Lustigova (now Hana Greenfield), made it her later life’s mission to tell others about it – and she’s now commemorated in the town with a race down the River Elbe, where she would swim as a child.”


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