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Heart and Soul – German, soldier, Jew

By November 24, 2023No Comments


BBC World Service

Confronting the challenges modern Jewish soldiers face serving in the German military.

With the help of serving personnel and the head of the military rabbinate, Shelly Kupferberg explores what it means to be Jewish in today’s German armed forces. Shelly also hears from Michael Fürst, the very first Jew to sign up after World War Two, who is now the president of the association of Jewish communities of Lower Saxony.

Producer: Fiona Clampin

(Photo: Andras Hecker greeting military personnel. Credit: Andras Hecker)