for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Holocaust Memorial Day

tomorrow evening (tuesday 27th), 7.00-8.00pm, on bbc 2
holocaust memorial day (presented by david dimbleby) (part of holocaust memorial season)

“Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, more than 200 survivors attend a unique commemoration to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Taking part are Sir John Hurt, Michael Palin, Keeley Hawes and Christopher Eccleston. Among those providing the music is cellist Simon Wallfisch, grandson of Anita Lasker-Wallfisch who played in the camp orchestra at Auschwitz. Anita will be in the audience to watch her grandson play.
Through music, poetry and powerful personal testimony, all those who were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis and those who have died in later genocides will be remembered.”

• narrated by actor adrian lester
with contributions from …
• john hurt
• the prince of wales
iby knill (bratislava, 1923)
otto deutsch (vienna, 1883-1967)
laurence fox
keeley hawes
sarah lancashire
natasha kaplinsky
renee salt (poland, 1929)
ivor perl (hungary, 1932)
simon wallfisch
christopher eccleston
kemal pervanic
• historian marko attila hoare
michael palin
• chief rabbi ephraim mirvis
• gena turgel
• cantor jonny turgel
david cameron
and candles lit by …
lily ebertsabina millerann kirk, • agnes grunwald-spiersafed bukovic

(if you miss it, available at

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