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Labrador could have benefitted from Jewish refugees in the 1930s

froim banikhin.JPG Froim Banikhin An article in today’s “The Jerusalem Report” raises an intriguing question about Newfoundland and Labrador. It asks… if thousands of Jewish people weren’t denied refuge here in the 1930s ..what could have been? Perhaps the answer lies in Froim Banikhin’s story…a Jewish-Ukrainian entrepreneur who came to St. John’s a decade earlier.
He saw great potential for Labrador and also wanted to help Jewish refugees persecuted by the Nazis. Harry Klassen is married to Froim Banikhin’s grand-daughter. He also happens to be a history and genealogy buff. John Gaudi spoke with Harry to find out

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