for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

The Black Book

this morning (tuesday 3rd), 9.45-10.00am (repeated 12.30am), on bbc radio 4 

the black book (presented by historian catherine merridale, with readings by anton lesser) (2nd of 5 episodes in the grossman’s war: stalngrad: destiny of a novel series)

“As the war had progressed, he had assumed editorship of The Black Book – a vast and harrowing collection of first hand accounts of Nazi genocide on Soviet soil. Vasily Grossman himself wrote the stark chapter on the murder of the Jews of Berdichev.

It would never see publication until the collapse of the Soviet Union. Closed down on Stalin’s orders it was the first intimation of a new campaign of repression & terror.”

including contributions from …

carol goddard, co-author of the life and fate of vasily grossman

• historian timothy snyder

• biographer alexandra popoff

• translator robert chandler

(if you missed it, available at

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