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Mira Bar-Hillel

Last post: the funeral procession of Lord Moyne, Cairo, November 8th, 1944. Hulton Archive / Getty Images

Mira Bar-Hillel recalls the family friend who was once one of the controllers of the Zionist organisation responsible for the assassination of Britain’s minister resident in the Middle East.

Having fled Hitler’s Berlin, Oscar Westreich gained a new identity in Palestine. He eventually joined the British army, whose training of Jewish soldiers proved crucial to the formation of Israel, as his daughter, Mira Bar-Hillel, explains.

Mira Bar-Hillel on plans to rebuild Poland's Elizabethan theatre.

Mira Bar-Hillel investigates the increasing number of archaeological items being exported out of Britain.