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Long history of anti-Semitism at BBC (HonestReporting)

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Nov. 18, 2015

This Day in Jewish History: The Haaretz feature caught our eye, noting a BBC orders to workers to soft-pedal Nazi persecution of Jews.

On November 18, 1943, the head of the BBC warned employees not to broadcast anything that might be designed “to correct the undoubted anti-Semitic feeling which is held very largely throughout the country.”

We now know that the BBC also edited out references to Jews from reporter Richard Dimbleby’s April, 1945 broadcast from the liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

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