A7 Radio's "Walter's World" with Walter Bingham
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Almost every tourist to Israel visits Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Heroes’ and Martyrs’ Authority Memorial and Museum. But if your itinerary did not include it, or you had no time or have not yet been to Israel, then you cannot afford to miss this programme, when you will have to put on your virtual walking shoes and come with me on an unforgettable radio tour of Yad Vashem. I’ll take you through the museum, the Garden of the Righteous Gentiles, through the emotional Children’s Memorial, the Hall of Remembrance and The Hall of Names and much more. This part features an interview with the Chairman of the Directorate of Yad Vashem Brig. General (retd.) Avner Shalev
Even if you have visited Yad Vashem on several occasions, the combined three hour programme of last week and this week with its interviews of all department directors will give you a perspective and an inside view of the work of this important establishment, that you did not see before.
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Yad Vashem Museum Hall of Names. Photo credit: Yad Vashem press office.
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.