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MM: Zuzana Ruzickova

monday 22nd april, 10.05-10.18pm (repeated from 11.45am saturday 20th), on bbc radio 3 

music matters (presented by sara mohr-pietsch) includes …

“And ‘One Hundred Miracles: A Memoir of Music and Survival’, a new book about Holocaust survivor and the world’s greatest harpsichordist, Zuzana Ruzickova. Harpsichordist • Mahan Esfahani and author • Wendy Holden pay tribute to her.”

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HL: Holocaust restitution bill

friday 10th may, 6.39-8.00am, on bbc parliament tv 

house of lords 9/5/2019 includes …

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill

speeches by lord or baroness …
Sherbourne (C)
Palmer (LD)
Pickles (C)
Deech (XB)

Wasserman (C)
Ludford (LD)
Griffiths (Lab)
Younger (C)

(transcript of second reading at https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2019-05-09/debates/7215AD06-5DFE-4F6C-85F3-C7FDE98F7382/Holocaust(ReturnOfCulturalObjects)(Amendment)Bill)

(if you missed it, available from 5:39:23 to 6:59:48 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0004yf4/house-of-lords-10052019)

(for house of commons proceedings see transcripts at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-02-08/debates/07B342B0-BBE2-4E0B-BE35-A1423D4A1C82/Holocaust(ReturnOfCulturalObjects)(Amendment)Bill and  https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-03-15/debates/BBEF2566-96AF-45E7-842A-1A66E194F49A/Holocaust(ReturnOfCulturalObjects)(Amendment)Bill))

Goebbel’s secretary

yesterday evening (monday 13th), 10.00-11.25pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from 2016)

a german life: goebbels’ secretary remembers (in the storyville series)

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Nazi children

yesterday evening (monday 13th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv  

hitler’s children (narrated by samuel west) (repeated from 2012)

“This film looks at the descendants of the most powerful figures in the Nazi regime: Himmler, Frank, Goering, Hoess:men and women who were left a legacy that indelibly associates them with one of the greatest abominations in history. What is it like to have grown up with a name that immediately raises images of genocide? How do they live with the weight of their ancestors’ crimes? Is it possible to move on from the crimes of their ancestors?”

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GNP: Eva Hayman

last friday (10th may), on bbc world service radio 

global news podcast (presented by valerie sanderson) leads with …

“As Israel marks its Holocaust Memorial day, how Instagram is bringing the story of one young victim, Eva Hayman, to life.

This year’s commemorations included postings on Instagram designed to make the Holocaust meaningful and relevant to teenagers.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter yolande knell 

(if you missed it, available from 0:01:20 to 0:04:30 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0783ywd)

13 minutes: Georg Elser

last sunday morning (5th may), 12.30-2.15am (repeated from march 2018), on bbc 2 tv 

13 minutes: the plot to assassinate adolf hitler (2015)

“Drama about Georg Elser‘s plot to assassinate Hitler. In 1939, Elser planted a bomb behind his lecturn to kill Hitler during a speech. But Hitler unexpectedly left the building 13 minutes early. Elser was soon arrested, and the film follows the events in his Swabian village, under Nazi rule, which led him to attempt this act of resistance which could have changed world history and saved millions of lives.”

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Denial

last saturday evening (4th may), 10.45pm-12.30 (repeated from march 2018), on bbc 2 tv 

denial (2016) (starring rachel weisz and timothy spall)

“In 1993 Deborah Lipstadt and Penguin Books published Denying the Holocaust. Two years later the English author David Irving sued her for libel on the grounds that her book had ruined his once well-regarded career as an historian by accusing him of deliberately distorting historical facts. The resulting court case puts the onus on her legal team to prove that the Holocaust did indeed take place.”

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