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Archive for August, 2019

Railways of the Holocaust

this evening (saturday 31st), 9.55-11.20pm, on channel 5 tv (repeated from sunday 28th october 2018 and wednesday 23rd january)

railways of the holocaust (presented by chris tarrant) (extended episode) (episode 5, 4th series, of chris tarrant: extreme railways)

“Travelling to Nuremberg, Theresienstadt, Berlin, Gniezno, the Lodz ghetto, and Auschwitz, Chris Tarrant explores the darkest chapter in the history of the railways – their role in the Nazi Holocaust of WWII.”

including interviews with …

• kindertransport child zuzana spitzerova

• theresienstadt deportee helga weissova

• rabbi and railways expert walter rothschild

• railway slave worker, aged 11, arek hersh

bartlomiej grzanka, kulmhof museum

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6ocn: German citizenship

yesterday evening (friday 30th), 6.18-6.20pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news includes …

“Germany has introduced measures to make it easier for the descendants of those who fled Nazi rule, most of them Jews, to reclaim German citizenship.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter jenny hill

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Twt/Nh: Polish guilt

yesterday evening (thursday 29th), 10.35-10.44pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.20pm and 9.21pm saturday on newshour on bbc world service radio)

the world tonight (presented by chris morris) concludes with …

Did some Poles cooperate with the Germans? Specifically, did any actively participate in the massacre of Jews? And then there’s the issue of land seized by the Nazis – according to the World Jewish Restitution Organisation, tens of thousands of people are still eligible to get compensation for property that was taken, compensation which has never been paid.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter paul moss

• claimant elisabieta fizsowska

• lawyer stefan jetsenno

agnieska haska, polish centre for holocaust research

magdalena pecul-kudelska, campaign group citizens of poland

witold waszczykowski, MEP, former foreign minister, law and justice party

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6ocn: Gaza suicide bombs

this evening (wednesday 28th), 6.22-6.24pm, on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news includes …

“The militant Palestinian group Hamas has carried out a wave of arrests of radical Islamists known as Salafists who it suspects of being behind two suicide bombings in Gaza.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter wyre davies

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Tftd: Janner-Klausner 28/8/2019

this morning (wednesday 28th), 7.48-7.51am, on bbc radio 4

thought for the day, by rabbi laura janner-klausner

The meaning of life is the unceasing positive belief that we can and must change the world.”

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P4t: Goldberg 28/8/2019

this morning (wednesday 28th), 5.45-5.48am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi alex goldberg

Children leaving the nest: ‘Our family faces a new reality; a new beginning’.”

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P4t: Rosenberg 23/8/2019

last friday morning (23rd august), 9.20-9.23am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by educator laurie rosenberg

Love is so special, yet also deeply individual.”

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W@1: Iran sentences Briton

this afternoon (tuesday 27th), 1.04-1.05pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.03pm on pm and 12.17am on midnight news)

world at one (presented by edward stourton) includes …

Iran has sentenced an British-Iranian dual national to ten years in prison for spying for Israel. Anousheh Ashouri was convicted of passing information to Israel’s Mossad spy agency.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter james robbins

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Nh: Israeli airstrikes

this afternoon (monday 26th), 2.09-2.18pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by paul henley) includes …

Israel is being blamed for recent attacks against Iranian allied forces in three countries, and the result is threats of retaliation, and a growing fear of bigger regional conflict. Over the weekend, militias in Lebanon Syria and Iraq were targeted, Israel has said it was behind only one of the attacks, when its warplanes struck what military officials say was an Iranian base in Syria preparing a strike on Israel.”

including interviews with …

• journalist liz sly, beirut bureau chief, washington post 

• idf spokesman lt col jonathan conricus

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Today: Israeli airstrike

this morning (monday 26th), 6.10-6.14am and 6.48-6.53am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb) includes …

Israel has attacked what it says are military sites in Syria.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell

• idf spokesman lt col jonathan conricus

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