Daily Israel Report

Arutz Sheva Radio Host To Give Special Kristallnacht Account

How Walter Bingham changed his name, and other historical tales, from the elder statesman of Arutz Sheva's Israel National Radio.
By Ben Bresky
First Publish: 12/21/2013, 6:23 PM

Walter Bingham
Walter Bingham
Arutz Sheva

Veteran journalist Walter Bingham, the host of Arutz Sheva/Israel National Radio's Walter's World podcast is to speak at a special Kristallnacht program. Bingham is a survivor of the anti-Jewish pogrom which occurred in Germany 75 years ago.

Authentic World War II artifacts will be displayed in addition to photos, and slides. Bingham will relate the background on how Adolf Hitler came to power and why the masses followed him. 

"I will lay out the long chain of events, which led up to Kristallnacht, the Night of the Broken Glass. You will hear about my experiences in public school during the Hitler era and my journey to England with the Kindertransport. I encourage listeners who have heard my program to come and meet me in person," he said.

The event will take place at the Netanya AACI - Association for Americans and Canadians in Israel on Sunday December 22nd at 7:30 p.m. For more information click here.

Walter Bingham will be celebrating his 90th birthday this month. Arutz Sheva - Israel National Radio is planning a special live streaming video broadcast for the occasion. Stay tuned to IsraelNationalRadio.com for more details.

Below is a video of a past speech which took place at the OU Center in Jerusalem. In this excerpt, Walter describes the humorous and poignant tale of how and why he changed his name in the British military just before the invasion of Normandy.

Walter's World broadcasts every Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Israel time on Israel National Radio.