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Archive for August, 2017

Today: Pino Lella

this morning (wednesday 30th), 8.18-8.25am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) includes …

“A Hollywood film is to be made of little known war hero Pino Lella’s life.
91-year-old Lella was 17 when he risked his life to smuggle Jews out of Mussolini’s Italy, before spying on the Nazis while employed as a driver for a German general.”

including interview with …
mark sullivan, author of beneath a scarlet sky
• son michael lella (more…)

Today: Naji Al-Ali

this morning (tuesday 29th), 6.52-6.57am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb) includes …

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command are launching a reinvestigation into the murder of Naji Salim Hussain Al-Ali – a Palestinian cartoonist who was shot in the back of the neck in London thirty years ago.”

including contributions from …
• reporter kathryn stanczyszyn
• son khaled al-ali (more…)


every night this week (monday 28th to friday 1st), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 4
afterworld (read by allan corduner) (by anthony doerr) (5 episodes)

“Esther, who is an epileptic, escaped Nazi Germany when she was a child and has lived contentedly in Ohio with her husband and their son. Now 85, her fits have intensified and she is haunted by visions of her childhood friends from the orphanage she grew up in. They appear to be calling to her, as memories from her past flood in.”


Frankfurt war crimes trials

this morning (monday 28th), 12.20-12.29am, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson) includes …

“When Germany put Nazis on trial: • Gerhard Wiese, a junior prosecutor at the Frankfurt war crimes trials, is interviewed by • Lucy Burns


Spain, & Holocaust Memorial

last sunday morning (20th august), 7.09-7.13am, 7.54-8.00am, and 8.08-8.15am, on bbc radio london
inspirit (presented by jumoke fashola) includes …

70% of British Jews are thinking of leaving, and the Chief Rabbi of Spain has advised Spanish Jews to leave.
Also, the UK Holocaust Memorial designs, and the hologrammic ‘Forever Project, are both at the V&A.”

including interviews with …
• sir peter bazalgette, chairman of the uk holocaust memorial foundation
• holocaust survivor steven frank (more…)

P4t: Gelfand 22/8/2017

this morning (tuesday 22nd), 5.45-5.49am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought, by rabbi shoshana boyd gelfand

“Space we can revisit, but time only travels in one direction. Once it passes, it’s gone forever.”


Horse chestnut

yesterday evening (monday 21st), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated from may 2015)
horse chestnut (presented by professor fiona stafford) (1st of 5 episodes of the 3rd series of the meaning of trees) (in the the essay series)

“… Its conkers and majestic presence will always endear it to us and this was enough for Anne Frank, who also succumbed to its charms, writing about a horse chestnut tree in the centre of Amsterdam, thus also a symbol of hope, of escape and of one day, a return to normality.”


Naji Al-Ali

last monday morning (14th august), 12.15-12.29am, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson) includes …

“The murder of Naji Al-Ali, a Palestinian cartoonist in London in 1987″

including interviews by alex last with …
• son khaled al-ali
• cartoonist martin rosen (more…)

Gamal Halal

monday 7th august, 12.33-12.42am, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson) includes …

The failure of Camp David negotiations

including interview with …
• egyptian-american senior diplomatic interpreter gamal halal (more…)

Sunday: UK antisemitism

this morning (sunday 20th), 7.27-7.31am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by william crawley) includes …

Gideon Falter reveals some interesting results from the Antisemitism Barometer research.”


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