this afternoon (sunday 19th), 1.37-1.43pm, on bbc radio 4
from our home correspondent (presented by mishal husain) includes …
“With the approach of Holocaust Memorial Day, which this year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Adam Shaw reflects on the striking contemporary relevance of his own father’s refugee status and escape from Nazi persecution in places as varied as a country estate in Northumberland and a “Lord of the Flies”-like “school” in Scotland. In a letter addressed to his father’s grandchildren, he reveals how this child refugee managed to survive largely alone and ponders whether this story is as remote from our experience as we might first imagine.“
this morning (sunday 19th) and next sunday morning, 9.00-9.30am (repeated 5.30am tuesday, and repeated from 2005), on bbc radio wales
holocaust survivor (2 episodes, in the all things considered series) (interviewed by peter baker)
“1. Ellen Davis arrived in Swansea as a bewildered 10 year old, having been put on a train in Germany without explanation, forced to leave behind her parents and the brothers and sisters she had cared for all her life. We hear about that traumatic escape, and about the impact of Nazi rule on her young life.
2. Ellen Davis shares her first impression of the childless Jewish couple she was placed with in Swansea, where she still lives.
She recounted her experiences in the book Kerry’s Children and at 91 she continues to speak out.”
last friday morning (17th january), 10.39-10.55am, on bbc radio london
robert elms (presented by jason solomons) includes …
“Award-winning director Jason Solomons, speaks about the BBC 2 TV drama ‘The Windermere Children’, which marks the 75th Holocaust Memorial Day.”
this evening (sunday 19th), 11.00pm-12.40am, on bbc 2 tv (repeated from 26th january 2019 on bbc 4 tv)
son of saul (2015) (winner of best foreign langauge oscar and cannes grand jury prize) (in german, hungarian, yiddish, russian, polish, french, greek, slovak, and hebrew) (with english subtitles)
“1944 Auschwitz – Saul Auslander is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, a unit of concentration camp prisoners forced to work for the Germans as they exterminate their fellow prisoners.
One day Saul sees the body of a young child who he believes to be his own son, and he becomes obsessed with rescuing it from suffering the fate of the other murdered prisoners.”
this morning (saturday 18th), 7.37-7.45am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah smith) includes…
“On March 25th 1942, nearly 1000 young unmarried Jewish women boarded a train in Poprad, in Slovakia. They believed they were going to work in a factory on government service, but instead the women were sent to Auschwitz.”
including interview by • nick robinson with …
• heather dune macadam, author of the nine hundred, the extraordinary young women of the first official jewish transport to auschwitz
• survivor edith (edita) friedman
this evening (thursday 2nd), 7.16-7.21pm, on bbc radio 4
front (presented by samira ahmed, with film critic jason solomons) leads with …
“Taika Waititi’s new film Jojo Rabbit is a satire about a 10-year-old budding Nazi who falls under the spell of his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler, played by the New Zealand writer and director. It stars Scarlett Johansson, Stephen Merchant and first-time child actor Roman Griffin Davis who has been nominated for a Golden Globe.”
this morning (thursday 2nd), 9.30-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 19th november on bbc world service radio)
the ‘woman in gold’ (presented by louise hidalgo) (in the witness history series)
“The ‘Woman in Gold’ was one of Gustav Klimt‘s most famous paintings. It was a portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, but it was taken from her family by the Nazis and only returned to them after a long legal battle.
Louise Hidalgo has been speaking to • Randol Schoenberg, the young lawyer who took on the case.”