David Susskind in Heide
Heide-Kalmthout is the village where Lukas Pairon grew up.
It has an impressive Jewish history, exemplified by the presence in the village of the first Jeshiva of Belgium, and a rare village synagogue which is now being restored.
Lukas is since 2018 member of the board of the association vzw Synagoge Heide which is working on making the Jewish past of the village known and on making sure the synagogue of the village is restored.
See a short presentation (in Dutch) here and here, and an long interview (in Dutch) with Lukas’ friend David Susskind who tells about his adolescent years as a student in the Jeshiva of Heide: “David Susskind in Heide”.