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Weekly Round Up, July 9

This week we were amazed to see the two burnt pages of a prayer book rescued by Hans Danziger's father from Oranienburgerstrasse Synagogue, Berlin, after Kristallnacht. Hans was interviewed by Dr Bea Lewkowicz two weeks ago as our first socially-distant live interview since the outbreak of Covid-19. We'll put his story up on the site soon. You can read more about the interview here.

We were very sorry to hear about the death of our interviewee John Subak-Sharpe, an eminent scientist and Emeritus Professor Virology at Glasgow University.

We enjoyed seeing George Donath's photo of Jewish Hungarian soldiers celebrating Rosh Hashana in 1916 during World War One:

And learning about Freddy Berdach's grandfather, who was given a tobacco shop to run by the Austrian government after he was blinded fighting for the Austro-Germans in World War One:

And we felt deep admiration for George Donath's mother Livia:


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