thursday 16th march, 8.50-9.00am (repeated 1.50pm), on bbc radio 4 alf dubs: the germans occupy prague (in the witness series) (presented by louise hidalgo)
“On March 15th 1939, the German army occupied Czechoslovakia. Witness hears the story of one young boy who watched the German troops march into Prague and who later escaped on the Kindertransport.
These were trains that brought thousands of mostly Jewish children out of Austria, Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia, without their parents, to safety in Britain. That young boy went on to become a British MP and today sits in Britain’s House of Lords.”