• Gábor T. Szántó, co-writer of the new Hungarian film 1945

  • Shoes on the Danube memorial, Budapest, commemorate WW2 victims of the Arrow Cross

  • La Maison Rachi in Troyes, dedicated to the life of the 11th-century sage

  • Moroccan immigrants about to disembark at Haifa in 1954

  • Budapest authorities tried to close the bar at Jewish community centre Auróra

  • Detail from a painting by Beverley-Jane Stewart celebrating the Balfour Act

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  • Hungary – figting for freedom: George Szirtes, Joseph Kertes and others on the past, present and future for Hungary’s Jews
  • The Six Day War: Its impact in Arab lands
  • Naomi Games: The émigré design revolution
  • Mosul's synagogues: Where Jews and Muslims once prayed

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Film: 1945
November’s UK International Jewish Film Festival features the Hungarian film 1945, which follows the homecoming of two Jewish men after World War II. Rebecca Taylor speaks to the film’s co-writer Gábor T. Szántó.


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Judi Herman interviews the comic Mark Steel about the discovery of the identity of his birth parents.

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