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Archive for November, 2014

Chiemsee Cauldron

tonight (thursday 27th), 10.00-11.00pm, on channel 5 (repeated from 2013)
Nazi Temple of Doom: Revealed (a national geographic programme of 2012)

“Find out how a group of experts pieced together the complex history of a priceless gold Celtic cauldron found at the bottom of a lake in Bavaria, and its connections with a number of notorious historical figures.
They examine why it may be linked to Adolf Hitler’s search for the Holy Grail and Heinrich Himmler’s shrine to the SS as well as the Mafia and an international fraud trial where millions of dollars are at stake.”

(see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiemsee_Cauldron) (more…)

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Countdown: Len Goodman

this afternoon (wednesday 26th), 2.10-3.00pm, on channel 4 tv
countdown with guest len goodman who tells how his jewish friend “barmitzvah mike” introduced him to ballroom dancing (1st of 5 episodes) (more…)

Newshour: Majdanek theft

yesterday evening (tuesday 25th), 9.50-9.53pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

shoes stolen from former majdanek concentration camp”

including interviews with …
• bbc correspondent adam easton from warsaw (more…)

Frontrow: Jewish comedy

this evening (tuesday 25th), 7.27-7.35pm, on bbc radio 4
frontrow (presented by samira ahmed) includes …

David Baddiel and David Schneider unpick the changing nature of Jewish comedy as a new festival begins in London.”

(more…)

Imagine … Mike Leigh

this evening (tuesday 25th), 10.35-11.20pm, on bbc 1
the one and only mike leigh (presented by alan yentob) (in the imagine… series) (more…)

Gurlitt art hoard

yesterday (monday 24th), 7.43-7.46am, 1.31-1.35pm, and 5.36-5.45pm, on bbc radio 4, and 2.41-2.45pm on bbc world service
today, world at one, and newshour, include …

“The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland have announced that it will accept a collection of art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt shortly before his death. Gurlitt was the son of Adolf Hitler’s art dealer and the hundreds of paintings and drawings include Nazi-looted art that once belonged to Jewish collectors. Many were feared lost or destroyed before tax investigators uncovered his priceless collection in 2012.”

(more…)

Newshour: Nationality bill 24/11/2014

yesterday afternoon (monday 24th), 2.32-2.37pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“A controversial bill which officially defines Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people has been approved by the cabinet despite warnings that the move risks undermining the country’s democratic character.”

including interviews with …
matthew kalman of haaretz (more…)

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