Radio program aids search for Holocaust survivors

Jewish genealogy has become something of an obsession among Jews who lost relatives in the Holocaust or who do not know whether their relatives survived. Thanks to an Israel-based radio program, however, their chances of obtaining that precious information have greatly improved.

Yaron Enosh conducts a daily program called Hamador L’hipus Krovim (Searching for Dear Ones) on Israel Radio at 16:50 in which listeners seek to find data about missing relatives or about relatives or friends with whom they have lost contact. He has been inundated with so many requests that he is setting up a nonprofit organization dedicated to tracing Jewish individuals and families.

This past week, Italian-born Nobel Prize laureate Mario Capecchi discovered that he might have a sibling living in Austria.