Influenced by the story of British double agent George Blake, Hershell Goldman specialized in criminal justice research. His career included working for the British prison and police where computerized information databases were set up. This included fingerprint storage, image recognition, satellite tracking, vehicle speed trap development; automatic license plate readers and DNA fingerprinting.

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SPIES, DNA, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 161
 

Hazel Agami describes her hairaising experiences driving a Leyland Lynx truck in the World War II Britain during the icy winter of 1943. It was only later that she understood that she had transported sections of Mulberry Harbour, Churchill's solution against all odds, for a floating harbour, to be used for the Second Front.

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MULBERRY HARBOUR
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 161
 

A photographic exhibition depicting the development of kibbutzim over the last century was on display in the British House of Commons for a five-day period last week.

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100 YEARS OF KIBBUTZ DISPLAYED IN HOUSE OF COMMONS
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 160
 

Betty Katzin & Jane Krivine offer you a fascinating insight into one of those decorative book plates that affirm one’s ownership. Find out more about the design of a 19th century ex-libris bookplate of a Dutch Jewish family, and how their history is intertwined in the design.

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EVERY EX-LIBRIS HAS ITS OWN HISTORY
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 160
 

This was written by Daisy Roessler-Rubin a week before she died on 25 March 2011. Her daughter, Susan Herold, would be pleased to hear from anyone who was on this kindertransport. She can be reached at susanherold@gmail.com

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KINDERTRANSPORT JUNE 5-6 1939
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 160
 

Lydia Aisenberg writes of her visit to Nailsworth in the UK, and how the book Children Write for Peace was warmly welcomed by the Quaker community, where ideas in common were shared and a good connection has been forged.

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Children Write for Peace Well Received by Nailsworth UK Quakers
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 159
 

The stories of two young men that seem to follow a similar pattern – and intertwine and connect across the world from England to South Africa, Rhodesia and Israel.

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POETIC JUSTICE, OR IS IT WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND?
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 159
 

Lydia Aisenberg attends an inter-faith meeting at St. Ethelburga in Bishopsgate, London“ in War and Peace: Barricades, Fences and Round Tents…..” The Center is devoted to building relationships across boundries of faith, culture and religion. Prior to that visit she was guest speaker at events in Belfast and Dublin celebrating 100th anniversary of the kibbutz.

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WAR & PEACE: Barricades, Fences & Round Tents in Square Glass Holes
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 159
 

Flori Cohen takes a Sentimental Journey with her family, the Toegs, back to the place of her birth, Shanghai. She describes the lives and history of the Jews, and the incredible changes in that city since her departure 50 years ago. The Communist regime had made living there untenable and the family subsequently left for Israel, England and other countries.

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Sentimental Journey Home to Shanghai
Category: Diaspora Passages
Issue No. 159
 

Hey! Your best years are ahead. Annette Keen shares her understanding of the meaning of life, and admits there is no simple potion to extend the bloom of youth, but accepts the challenges and triumphs, the love and laughter that come with the years.

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The Meaning of Life and Other Hilarities
Category: Diaspora
Issue No. 158
 
 
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