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January 25, 2023 17 mins

Years before the Nazi party’s rise to power, a man named Franz Werfel tried to tell the world about a similar tragedy. He wrote a book about the story of brave Armenians struggling under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. He knew that if people didn’t hear about this story, then history could repeat itself. Unfortunately, his prediction came true during the Jewish Holocaust. Yet, his book inspired countless Jewish people as they faced enormous tragedy and fought to survive. It’s time to learn about Werfel’s incredible story.

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This episode was hosted by Jake Silberman, written by Heidi Coburn and produced by Randall Lawrence. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer. 


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