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Poet retells story of grandfather’s escape from Nazi Europe with best friend

 Joe Bor's 'The Story of Walter and Herbert' uses personal accounts, family photos, interviews and letters to reveal their perilous journey

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

 Award-winning comedian Joe Bor retells the story of friendship between his granfather – the world-renowned town planner Walter Bor – and his grandad’s best friend – world-renowned actor Herbert Lom – and their escape from Nazi-occupied Europe.

Using personal accounts, family photos, interviews and humorous letters between the two, Joe reveals Walter and Herbert’s perilous journey from Czechoslovakia to starting new lives in the UK.

Joe Bor

While Walter went on to be awarded a CBE, Herbert became a film star. His significant credits include The LadykillersThe Return of the Pink Panther and Spartacus.

  • The Story of Walter and Herbert is at ArtsDepot, Finchley, on Saturday 14 March at 7.30pm, artsdepot.co.uk, and Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead, on Sunday 22 March, 7.30pm, www.nordenfarm.org
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