The Search Bureau for Missing Relatives

This web docu-series accompanies four people who addressed the radio show "The Search Bureau for Missing Relatives", asking help in searching for their beloved ones. Four stories about pain, memory, loss - and also about happiness and discovery.
The Search Bureau for Missing Relatives (Hebrew: המדור לחיפוש קרובים) was a department in the Jewish agency that was active between 1945-1968 with the purpose of helping Holocaust atrocities' survivors locate lost relatives and acquaintances. The Bureau's activities expanded over the years to include also search for missing relatives even not as a result of the Holocaust. At the beginning, in Mandatory Palestine, these search requests were broadcast by Kol Yerushalayim radio (The Voice of Jerusalem) that later turned into Kol Yisrael (The Voice of Israel) after the establishment of the state of Israel.
In 2007, an Israeli radio show in the same format and with the same name: "The Search Bureau for Missing Relatives", was renewed by Yaron Enosh on Kol Yisrael. The program is based on inquiries of listeners to the show. In April 2012, the show moved to the presentation and editing of Izi Mann, and is aired Sunday to Thursday, 14:50-15:05 at KAN TARBUT radio station.

As mentioned above, this docu-web series follows four stories of people that addressed the radio show.

  • Alon Issashar
  • Alon Issashar
  • Alon Issashar
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    Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    40 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 24, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 USD
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Distribution Information
  • KAN - Israel Public Broadcast Company
    Country: Israel
    Rights: All Rights
Director - Alon Issashar