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Selected interviews.

PBS NewsHour

NewsHour's Ali Rogan sits down with Rebecca Frankel to discuss the some 25,000 Jews who escaped the ghettos and hid in Eastern European forests. The members of one family that survived years in the woods tell their story in Rebecca Frankel's new book, Into the Forest: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love.

October 19, 2021

The Colin McEnroe Show, WPNR

In a two-part conversation, host Colin McEnroe talks to Rebecca Frankel about her new book, Into the Forest and the thousands of Jewish ‘family camps’ and partisan fighters who survived and triumphed in the forests of Eastern Europe during World War II. Some of their descendants settled in Connecticut.

October 19, 2021

Allan Mike & Mary, WRCH

Hall High School graduate and NY Times Best Selling author Rebecca Frankel talks about Into the Forest, and its moving story about a Jewish family that flees Poland during the time of the Nazis and saves a young boy who would become a significant figure in Connecticut as would his grandson.

October 11, 2021

A French Village Podcast with Sarah Longwell and Ben Wittes
The Bulwark

Rebecca joins Sarah and Ben to discuss what it was actually like for Jews and partisans hiding in the forest during World War II.

September 24, 2021

Deep State Radio, podcast

Deep State host, David Rothkopf speaks with the author, former Executive Editor of Foreign Policy, Rebecca Frankel, author of the New York Times best-seller War Dogs about her book, Into the Forest and what it means in the context of our own times.

September 19, 2021


In conversation moderated by David Rothkopf, author, professor, political commentator, Rebecca Frankel discusses Into the Forest, and recounts how a Polish family evaded the Nazis by living for two years in the forest and how they were eventually saved and immigrated to the United States. This program was hosted by the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.

September 12, 2021

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Here & Now, WBUR

In an interview with co-host Robin Young, Rebecca Frankel discusses her experience adopting Dyngo, the retired Air Force military working dog who deployed to combat three times in Afghanistan.

February 2019

PBS NewsHour

NewsHour's Margaret Warner sits down with Rebecca Frankel, author of War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History and Love, to talk about all things Military Working Dogs. Some 2,500 dogs have accompanied American warriors on patrol and in close combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tasks like bomb detection and protection demand dedication to their human handlers, with whom they often form a special bond in the face of danger.

December 2014

PBS NewsHour

Margaret Warner continues her conversation with Rebecca to discuss the key role war dogs play in Afghanistan where they help sniff out IEDs. She asks: What happens when a dog's handler is killed while on duty?

Team Coco: "Conan"

Conan O'Brien talks War Dogs!

Guests actor Timothy Olyphant, author Rebecca Frankel, Military Working Dog Handler Charlie Hardesty, and musical performance by the Punch Brothers.,

February 2015

Team Coco: "Conan"

Part II: Conan can't resist retired war dog Robbie.

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Rebecca Frankel talked about her book, War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love, in which she discusses the history of canine warriors going back to 1942. She also describes the use of dogs in Iraq and Afghanistan. During this event held at
the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C., Frankel spoke with The Atlantic's James Fallows.

October 2014

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The Diane Rehm Show

American military working dogs detect improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, with remarkable accuracy. They also provide comfort to men and women in uniform. But they are not always given the recognition that journalist Rebecca Frankel believes they deserve. Frankel joins Diane to take us inside the world of war dogs.

October 2014

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BBC World News America

The U.S. military has a long and rich history of using dogs to wage war. With their heightened sense of smell and their ability to be trained for dangerous tasks, dogs have proven their worth on the battlefield and saved countless lives as a result. Author and military expert Rebecca Frankel joined Katty Kay on BBC World News America to discuss her book War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love and the role of dogs in warfare.

October 2014

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