04 July 2010

Israel: The Finaly affair, July 14

Coming on the heels of the anniversary of the Italian Mortara affair in Italy, the IGS/JFRA Ra'anana branch will focus on the French Finaly affair, at its next meeting on Wednesday, July 14.

At 7.30pm, Miriam Lava will discuss her own family's fight following World War II to rescue their two nephews whose parents had died. The boys were being brought up by Catholics who refused to return the children to their Jewish family.

The woman who had the children and the local priest were accused and convicted of kidnapping by the French courts, in a world-famous case - the Finaly affair - that dragged on for years.

Read about the Mortara affair in Italy here.

Fee: IGS/JFRA members: free; others: NIS 20.

The location is Beit Fisher, 5 Klausner Street, Ra'anana.

For more information, contact Ra'anana chairperson Ingrid Rockberger.

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