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Program 361: Remembering the Titanic; Jewish Prague; Global Peacebuilding
Release Date: 04-12-2014
Learn how Ireland is displaying its connections with the infamous Titanic — in Belfast, where it was built, and in County Cork, its final port of call. We'll also explore the historic synagogues and neighborhoods of Prague, once home to Europe's largest Jewish population. And we'll meet a woman who's been helping former enemies make peace in a number of the world's hot spots.
- Susie Millar, proprietor of Titanic Tours in Belfast
- Jana Hronkova and Katerina Svobovoda, tour guides based in Prague
- Paula Green, founder of the Karuna Center, Amherst, Mass.
- Susie Millar offers Titanic-themed tours in Belfast.
- Wikipedia has information about Titanic's origins in Belfast, and the recently opened Titanic Belfast exhibit.
- The Titanic Experience Museum is in Cobh, the ship's last port of call, in County Cork, in the Republic of Ireland.
- Information about the Jewish Museum in Prague, and the nearby Lidice and Theresienstadt concentration camps.
- Links to sites in Prague are on the Jewish Prague website.
- Prague's Jewish Virtual Library describes the city's synagogues, and its Jewish history.
- Our guides suggest the Pinkas Synagogue is the most important one to visit in Prague.
- Czech-born Madeline Albright has written about late 19th and 20th century Prague in her memoir, "Prague Winter."
- Paula Green founded the The Karuna Center for Peacebuilding in Amherst, Massachusetts.