U.S. PBS Series Ridley Road #usa


ab12cohen@...
 

I was not denying that anti-semitic events took place at the time in London - they still do, though usually now under the disguise of being anti-Israel or pro-Palestine. It's just that so many dramatic TV series overemphasize the negatives - there wouldn't be any 'drama' otherwise.
It would be quite possible for regular visitors to places like Ridley Road to not see any anti-semitic events, probably because they were not so eventful. 
Alan Cohen


Terry Ashton
 

My mother does remember anti-semitic attacks in London at the time this
series was set.

Ms Terry Ashton, Australia
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Shelley Mitchell
 

In most countries, earlier or later, there have always been “underground”groups fighting bigotry, antisemitism, trafficking of people. And followers of Hitler spoke loudly at gatherings. Didn’t we have something called the Bund? Hitler sympathizes in the 50’s and 60’s? I find no problem believing this historical event. I wouldn’t be so quick to doubt. Just because a non-resident in the 60‘s didn’t experience it in no way counters these facts. Everyday we see new hotspots of antisemitism. Here. Today.

Shelley Mitchell, NYC
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Alan Cohen
 

I haven't read the book or watched the series so don't know how true or not the story is but my mother-in-law used to go shopping in Ridley Road every week in the 1960s and I don't remember her ever talking about anti-semitic incidents.
 
Alan Cohen
 


Shelley Mitchell
 

It’s amazing how much this group is educating us. I watched the first episode of Ridley Road. I’ve just read about the 1654 Jewish refugees. So much history waiting to have a light shined on it. 

Thank you for your diligence in sharing this with us. 


Shelley Mitchell, NYC


Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

PBS started a new series that might be of interest. It is called “Ridley Road”. The first episode of aired on May 1. 9PM ET/Pacific and  8PM Central.. However, PBS does repeat their episodes. It is best to check with your cable provider for time and dates.

Ridley road is based on Jo Bloom’s novel about a young Jewish hairdresser who fits right into London’s mod scene, while secretly infiltration the British neo-Nazi hierarchy on behalf of Jewish antifascists.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee