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Heart and Soul: Caught Between, Never Home

By December 6, 2022No Comments


BBC World Service

For centuries, Poland was home to millions of Jews in the heart of Europe. Decades after the horrors of the Holocaust, questions of lost identity have arisen. In this episode of Heart and Soul, we ask what is it like to be a third-generation Jew in present-day Poland? We meet Małgorzata, who was born into a Jewish family in the late 1980s. She says being a Jew in Poland today means people think you’re neither truly Jewish, nor Polish… She’s just one of millions of third-generation Jewish people across Central Europe attempting to make sense of an identity that cannot be changed, reversed or erased.

Producer Bartosz Panek, Presenter John Beauchamp

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