“When everything is taken away … then what?”

Welcome to Exile, a podcast about Jewish lives under the shadow of fascism. Narrated by Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Mandy Patinkin, this series tells the stories of twelve German-speaking Jews forced to come to terms with the loss of their home and culture.

Most of the episodes are based on the intimate letters, diaries and interviews found in the family collections of the Leo Baeck Institute’s vast archive, and brought to life through historic audio and dramatic readings of original documents and correspondence. Weaving the narrative is the sonorous voice of Patinkin, known for iconic roles in film (The Princess BrideYentl), television (HomelandChicago Hope), and on stage (Sunday In the Park with GeorgeEvita).

Each episode, a story of beauty and danger that brings history to life. Because the past is always present.

Produced By: Katrina Onstad, Debbie Pacheco
Client: Leo Baeck Institute

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