Lukas Pairon’s village Heide-Kalmthout (North of Antwerp) was in the beginning of last century largely built by Jews from Antwerp. Their synagogue was built long before the village church of Heide. And the first Yeshiva (Talmud school) of Belgium was also located in Heide, and it was internationally highly regarded. David Susskind (CCLJ) studied there as a youth for several years, and told about it during a conversation that was filmed. We look at his testimony and Lukas Pairon enters into conversation with guide Hans Geldhof about the Jewish past of the village Heide.
more information about the Jewish past of Heide can be found here: http://lukas-pairon.eu/synagogueheide
and more information about David Susskind and his “Centre Communautaire Laic Juif” (CCLJ) here: http://www.cclj.be
and more information on how to register for this event at Elcker-Ik, Antwerp: http://www.elcker-ik.be/InformCMS/preview/index.php?pag_id=550288&cty_id=2596