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Esther Simpson

tomorrow evening (monday 25th), 7.30-8.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from may 2017)
miss simpson’s children (presented by david edmonds) (more…)

Miss Simpson’s children

this morning (friday 12th), 11.00-11.30am, on bbc radio 4
miss simpson’s children (presented by david edmonds)

“Shortly after Hitler came to power, an organisation was set up in Britain to help academics who were being thrown out of their jobs in Nazi Germany. It was called the Academic Assistance Council.
The council’s assistant secretary, Esther Simpson, became its dynamic force. She called all the refugees she assisted her ‘children’, and helped to transform the cultural and intellectual landscape of Britain and the United States.
Sixteen of them ended up as Nobel Prize winners. Many would later admit that they owed their lives to her.
Both Esther’s parents, the Sinoviches, were immigrants from Russia: ‘He was in the clothing industry in Leeds. How is this relevant?'”

including contributions from …
• simpson’s successor, liz fraser
paul broder (son of engelbert broder)
• professor michael yudkin
• justice albie sachs (more…)

Outlook: Albie Sachs

this evening (thursday 13th), 8.05-8.22pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated from 12.05pm)
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) leads with …

Albie Sachs: Freedom Fighter to Judge:
Albie Sachs is a prominent figure in South Africa, a well-known fighter against apartheid, who paid for it with time in solitary confinement, exile, and hospital, after an attempt on his life. He trained as a lawyer in the 1950s, specialising in civil rights – and ended up as a judge, helping to write the new South Africa’s constitution that recognised equality between blacks and whites.”

(if you miss it, available from from 0:00:15 to 0:17:30 at or at

The Roots of Extremism

tomorrow evening (monday 17th), 8.00-8.30pm, on bbc radio 4
the roots of extremism

“What drives people to exterminate others? The historian Daniel Pick reveals the story of an extraordinary project which aimed to unearth persecution’s roots, from witch-hunts to the Holocaust and beyond. (more…)

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