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Archive for February, 2017

Sara Ginaite

this afternoon (tuesday 28th), 12.04-12.15pm, on bbc radio 4
sara ginaite: lithuanian jewish partisan (in the witness series) (presented by alex last)

“The story of Sara Ginaite, a young Jewish Lithuanian who escaped the ghetto in the city of Kaunas to join communist partisans in the forest. She speaks about her life on the frontline of the battle against the Nazis.”


Newshour: Amazon anti-semitism

this evening (monday 27th), 9.13-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

Yad Vashem has asked Amazon to stop selling literature on its site that denies the genocide of six million Jews during World War Two, and otherwise promotes anti-semitism.”

including interview with …
robert rozett, director of yad vashem libraries (more…)

Building walls

the bbc devotes about one-third of this programme about walls to the israeli security barrier, of course continually referring to it as a wall, and enabling one guest to say …
(Garett Carr, 0:21:23) “They want to see what the Israelis have built, because that’s a real bloody wall, good enough for Banksy to have to do the ones that he does with it, with the marvellous graffiti.”

this morning (monday 27th), 9.00-9,45am, on bbc radio 4
‘build that wall’: barriers and crossings (in the start the week series) (presented by kirsty wark)

Kirsty Wark explores what it means to live either side of a wall, and whether barriers are built to repel or protect. …
Israel has been building its own separation barrier since the turn of the century, but Dorit Rabinyan is more interested in psychological barriers that drive Palestinians and Israelis apart.”

including contributions from …
dorit rabinyan, author of all the rivers (gader chaya), a love story between a Jewish Israeli woman and a Palestinian man
• map-maker garrett carr
• historian tom holland (more…)

Newshour: art returned

yesterday evening (sunday 26th), 9.37-9.43pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

“The son of a senior Nazi official has returned three stolen works of art to their rightful owners. He is 78-year-old Horst Wachter, the son of Otto Wachter, the wartime governor of Cracow.”


BH: Brussels aftermath

this morning (sunday 26th), 9.37-9,44am, on bbc radio 4
broadcasting house (presented by jane garvey) includes …

Kevin Connolly looks at the impact of the attack in 2014 on the Jewish Museum in Brusssels.”

including interviews with …
philippe blondin, museum director and hidden child
henri gutman, jewish secular (laic) community centre director
philippe markiovitch (more…)

Newshour: Raichel and Golazin

this evening (saturday 25th), 9.13-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

Musicians from two countries normally regarded as bitter enemies will take to the stage together in London tomorrow”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter mark coles
• israeli pianist idan raichel
• iranian singer golazin (more…)

Poland: the wild east

last thursday evening (23ed februaru), 11.00-11.50pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 1997, september 1998, and july 2000, all on bbc 2)
the wild east (4th of 6 episodes in the nazis: a warning from history series) (narrated by samuel west) (written and produced by laurence rees)
includes contributions from …
danuta grocholska, housemaid of arthur greiser
charles bleeker kohlsaat ethnic german pole
• german soldier wilhelm moses
irma eigi baltic german resettled in poland
romuald pilaczynski ‘germanised’ pole
anna jeziorkowska deported pole
franz jagemann german army interpreter
stefan kasprzyk witness to deportations, 1940
fritz arlt senor nazi, general government
estera frenkiel of the lodz ghetto
eugen zielke, ethnic german shopkeeper, lodz (more…)

Newsday: interfaith fundraising

last thursday (23rd february), on bbc world service radio
newsday: muslim fundraising for vandalised jewish cemetery

“A US Muslim-led project to help repair a Jewish cemetery that was vandalised has raised more than four times its initial target of $20,000.
Earlier this week, 170 headstones were damaged in a St Louis cemetery in the US state of Missouri.”

including …
tarek el messidi, one of the activists involved in the restoration campaign
barbara perle, who has family members buried at the site (more…)

PM: Israeli women soldiers

this afternoon (thursday 23rd), 5.25-5.30pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 9.55pm, tuesday 28th, on newshour on bbc world service radio)
pm (presented by eddie mair) includes …

“That’s old news in Israel, where mixed-gender infantry battalions have been around for a while.”

including contributions from …
• bbc defence correspondent jonathan marcus
• lt col oshrat bachar
pnina sharvit baruch, former head of idf international law department (more…)

WHYS: IKEA Israel catalogue

this afternoon (thursday 23rd), 4.07-4.29pm, on bbc world service radio
world have your say (presented by chloe tilley) leads with…

“The conversation in Israel after the local branch of Ikea issued a catalogue with no women or girls featured.”

with contributions from …
jeremy sharon of the jerusalem post
esti shushan of the no representation, no vote campaign
ruth colian of haredi women making change (b’zhutan)
stuart schnee of beit shemesh (more…)

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