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Jewish refugees boosted valleys industry

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Eddie Butler explores how Jewish refugees brought industry and employment to the south Wales valleys, and as a result, changed the traditional role of the Welsh 'mam'.

The Treforest Industrial Estate near Pontypridd was a particular focus for light industrial companies set up by Jewish refugees employing hundreds of local people.

This is unseen footage from the BBC Wales TV series Wales and the History of the World.

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