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Audio: *A Tribute To Yaffa Yarkoni z’l’*


She was Israel"s undisputed queen of song. Walter"s World aims to inform and entertain.
1/6/2013, 2:19 PM

A7 Radio's "Walter's World" with Walter Bingham
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Yaffa Yarkoni died on January 1st 2012, but her rich legacy lives on. This programme is a repeat of my interview with her in 2005 and describes wonderfully her great talent, versatility and energy.


Yaffa Yarkoni. Photo credit: Album cover







Walter Bingham was born in Germany. Just days before the outbreak of WWII, with the help of a Zionist youth movement he was selected for a place on the ‘Kindertransport’ to Great Britain. Walter saw front line action during the Normandy invasion of Europe and was awarded the Military Medal for ‘Bravery in the Field’. In England Walter also acted in films including several Harry Potter films. On the day of his Aliyah in August 2004 he transferred his programme ‘Walter’s World’ to Israel National Radio as a weekly Magazine programme and it has been running here regularly ever since. Walter is an accomplished public speaker and was a member of a visiting panel of lecturers at schools throughout the UK, where he spoke on events in the Third Reich. He has also spoken at schools in the USA and addressed audiences in Israel.
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