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Archive for January, 2020

Nh: Trump plan rejected

this evening (thursday 30th), 9.36–9.43pm, on bbc world service radio (partly repeated from 6.15pm on six o’clock news on bbc radio 4)

newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“The Palestinians have been given four years to decide whether they want to take what is on offer, which is possible future statehood, but it’s not one that they’re currently willing to accept. They say it’s unfair and unviable.”

including contributions from  …

• bbc reporter orla guerin 

• prime minister mohammad shtayyeh

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HMD: Radio 1

last monday evening (27th january), 5.51-5.55pm, on bbc radio 1   

newsbeat includes …

“75 years after the Auschwitz camp was freed, we hear from Holocaust survivor Harry Spiro and his grandson Stephen.”

including 2015 interview with …

• survivor harry spiro

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HMD: Radio Three Counties

last monday afternoon (27th january), 12.20-12.29pm, 12.31-12.56pm, 1.07-1.12pm, and 2.30 -2.59pm, on bbc radio three counties 

nick coffer includes …

“2016 60-minute interview with holocaust survivor Zigi Shipper.”

including interviews with …

terry wolfe, chairman, stevenage liberal synagogue 

• survivor zigi shipper, b. 1930, lodz

julian l livingstone 

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Remembering Auschwitz

yesterday evening (tuesday 28th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3 

remembering auschwitz (presented by rana mitter) (in the free thinking series)

“• Anne Michaels talks about her 1996 novel, Fugitive Pieces.

The way fiction and history on TV and in books have represented the Holocaust is discussed by • Jewish Chronicle Literary Editor and author Gerald Jacobs, and • historian and documentary maker Laurence Rees.

• Dr Roland Clark from the University of Liverpool shares his research in the fascist past of Romania.

• Professor Anna Prazmowska of the London School of Economics discusses recent Polish history.

Stephen Smith discusses the use of videos to educate children in the work he does as Director of the USC Shoah Foundation.”

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Commemorating Auschwitz

last sunday evening (26th january), 5.30-6.45pm, on bbc radio 3 

commemorating the liberation of auschwitz (in the words and music series) (with readings by henry goodman and maria friedman)

“We’ll hear poetry and prose about life and death at the most notorious Nazi concentration camp. We’ll hear from survivors like Primo Levi and Victor Frankl, who paint startling pictures of existence at Auschwitz; and from Anita Lasker-Wallfisch who played the cello in the Auschwitz Women’s Orchestra. She once played Schumann’s Träumerei for Dr Josef Mengele, who came to be known as ‘the angel of death’.”

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Nh: Trump plan reaction

this afternoon (wednesday 29th), 2.36-2.49pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

More reaction to the unveiling of President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan.”

including interviews with …

• historian and former politician shlomo ben ami 

• professor rashid khalidi, editor of the journal of palestine studies 

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Railways of the Holocaust

this evening (wednesday 29th), 10.00-11.35pm, on channel 5 tv (repeated from wednesday 23rd january 2019 and sunday 28th october 2018)

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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