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LW: Eva Kor

this evening (sunday 14th), 8.31-8.40pm (repeated from 4.03pm friday), on bbc radio 4 

eva mozes kor, b. 31.1.1934, d. 4.7.2019 (part of last word, obituary programme, presented by matthew bannister

Eva Kor, with her twin sister, was the subject of experiments by the Nazi doctor Josef Mengele in Auschwitz. She later publicly forgave her tormentors.”

including interviews with …

• son alex kor

• editor and friend penny tierney

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Focus: Czech survivors

sunday 30th june, 7.45-8.00pm, on bbc news tv 

the families who weren’t meant to live (presented by hannah gelbart, granddaughter of a survivor) (in the focus series)

“A group of Holocaust survivors and their families gather in Prague’s Old Town Square to recreate a photo that was taken in 1945, when the survivors had just been liberated from Nazi concentration camps.

The survivors were part of a group of children flown to the UK to start new lives after World War Two. Unlike the Kindertransport – which rescued thousands of children in the early years of the war – this group had been through the concentration camps and survived against all odds.”

including contributions from …

ike (icek) alterman

sam laskier

• daughter shelley laskier

arek hersh

• daughter michelle tamam

• granddaughter liora tamam

(for more interviews, see ldhp.org.uk/?page_id=507)

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Today: Witold Pilecki

this morning (monday 8th), 8.22-8.28am, on bbc radio 4 

today (presented by justin webb) includes …

“In 1940, when relatively little was known about the Nazis’ concentration camps, Witold Pilecki volunteered to go to Auschwitz to try to find secretly what was going on there and file reports about it. Those reports reached Allied commanders in the UK. They were the first insights into the real horrors of  the Holocaust.”

including interview with …

jack fairweather, author of the volunteer

• witness marek ostrowski

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Twtw: Eva Mozes Kor dies

this afternoon (sunday 7th), 1.26-1.29pm, on bbc radio 4 

the world this weekend (presented by ross hawkins) concludes with …

“Is forgiveness possible in the wake of horror? Eva Mozes Kor, a survivor of Auschwitz and the death camp’s infamous doctor Joseph Mengele, died this week at the age of 95, during a trip to the holocaust site.“

including interview recorded for the auschwitz museum with … 

eva mozes kor 

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MN: Eva Mozes Kor dies

this morning (friday 5th), 12.18-12.19am, on bbc radio 4

midnight news includes …

Eva Mozes Kor, a survivor of the holocaust and a prominent advocate for forgiveness, has died at the age of 85.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter charles haviland

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HH: Arafat’s final weeks

saturday 24th november 2018, 3.32-3.41pm, on bbc world service radio

the history hour (presented by max pearson) includes …

Arafat’s final weeks

including interview with …

• former palestinian diplomat leila shahid 

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HC: Jewish Arab refugees

last sunday morning (23rd june), 9.32-10.32am, on bbc parliament tv

westminster hall debates 19/6/2019 includes …

Jewish Refugees from the Middle East and North Africa

speeches by …
Theresa Villiers (C)
Louise Ellman (Lab)
Robert Halfon (C)
Ivan Lewis (Ind)
Matthew Offord (C)
Jim Shannon (DUP)
John Howell (C)
Andrew Percy (C)
Peter Grant (SNP)
Fabian Hamilton (Lab)
Andrew Murrison (C)
interventions by …
Stephen Crabb (C)
Robert Halfon (C)
Zac Goldsmith (C)
Alex Sobel (Lab)

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-06-19/debates/F75D29CB-C4C8-447D-A028-1FA05CD3594D/JewishRefugeesFromTheMiddleEastAndNorthAfrica)

(if you missed it, available from 3:42:21 to 4:42:30 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0006cbf/westminster-hall-19062019)

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