A very kind person from Leeds Civic Trust, with whom we are in conversation about permission to use some Berlin ORT images, has kindly mentioned that there is a programme on BBC 4 at 9pm this evening in which some Kitchener families may be interested.
A Very British History: The Jews of Leeds
“Film-maker Simon Glass explores his family history and tells the story of the Yorkshire Jews in the early 20th century. Thousands of migrants arrived by boat on the east coast of England and lived in a run-down slum area of Leeds known as the Leylands. Simon discovers stories of hardship and anti-Semitism, but also success and progress as many Jews moved out of the Leylands to the more affluent suburbs. He also travels to eastern Europe where he makes a shocking discovery about what happened to his relatives who did not migrate to Britain” – source BBC 4 website.
I don’t have a TV, so if someone can record it (legally), it would be very much appreciated.
(I think I’m allowed to ask that, but someone please email me if not!)