PRI's The World: 12/23/2013

December 23, 2013

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Russian prisoners are free in what a member of the band Pussy Riot describes as "a PR stunt." But how does it look from the viewpoint of Putin's supporters? Also, the father of the modern assault rifle, Mikhail Kalashnikov, has died. Plus, before you pour cheap rum into your holiday eggnog, we'll hear about rhum agricole, a spirit made in the French Caribbean.

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What happened to Jewish survivors who stayed in the former East Germany after the Holocaust?


It’s nearly seventy years since World War II ended. In that time, many historians have documented what happened to Germany’s Jews under the Nazis. But less attention has been paid to what happened to Jewish survivors who stayed in Germany after the Holocaust – particularly the Jews who settled in the former East Germany, or the GDR as it was called. Now a new German play addresses some of that history.