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HL: Kindertransport 80

tuesday 27th november, 3.11-4.36am, on bbc parliament tv
house of lords 26/11/2018 includes …

Kindertransport Commemoration: ”what plans they have to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the decision to allow Kindertransport children to come to the United Kingdom?”

speeches by baron or baroness …
Dubs (Lab)
Polak (C)
Judd (Lab)
Roberts (LD)
Bishop of Durham
Shinkwin (C)
Henig (Lab)
Alton (XB)
Popat (C)
Dykes (XB)
Beecham (Lab)
Bourne (C)

(transcript at hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2018-09-13/debates/51BBA437-4683-4341-9469-1978445FB343/Anti-Semitism)
(if you missed it, available from 2:26:23 to 3:51:00 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bt4fpm/house-of-lords-27112018)

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Parliament: Kindertransport 80

last friday evening (23rd november), 9.30-10.03pm, on bbc parliament tv
speaker’s house 23/11/2018 (partial re-enactment of 1938 kindertransport debate in the house of commons)

Politicians read excerpts from the 1938 Parliamentary debate that led to the creation of the Kindertransport, at a gathering of the Association of Jewish Refugees on Wednesday 21 November at Speaker’s House to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kindertransport – the scheme that gave 10,000 mainly Jewish children refuge in the UK prior to the start of the Second World War.”

including excerpts from the 1938 speeches of …
philip noel-baker, samuel hammersley, herbert butcher, david logan, archibald southby, samuel hoare, and david grenfell
read by …
james brokenshire, luciana berger, ian austin, ruth smeeth, tulip siddiq, ruth deech, louise ellman, oliver dowden, matthew offord, yvette cooper, john mann, jo roundell greene, lord livingston, and eric pickles
and speech by …
alf dubs
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bvt1x9/speakers-house-80th-anniversary-of-kindertransport)

Newsnight: Labour freedom of speech

yesterday evening (tuesday 4th), 10.31-10.47pm, on bbc 2 tv
newsnight (presented by emily maitlis) leads with …

“But a move to include a statement upholding ’freedom of expression on Israel or the rights of the Palestinians’ has angered many members, who called the caveat ’insulting and unnecessary’.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter nick watt
joan ryan mp
tom watson mp
carwyn jones am
jenny manson, co-chair of jewish voice for labour
and including discussion with …
gavin shuker mp
• lord alf dubs
• journalist rachel shabi
(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45414656)
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Witness: Alf Dubs

thursday 16th march, 8.50-9.00am (repeated 1.50pm), on bbc radio 4
alf dubs: the germans occupy prague (in the witness series) (presented by louise hidalgo) (more…)

Sir Nicholas Winton dies

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 1st), 5.49-5.54pm, and this morning (thursday 2nd), 7.39-7.41am, and 8.18-8.24am, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) and today (presented by john humphries and sarah montague) include …

Caroline Quinn talked to Dame Stephanie Shirley last year.”
Sir Nicholas Winton, a British humanitarian who helped save 669 mainly Jewish children from the Holocaust, has died at the age of 106.
Born to German Jewish parents, he was in Nazi-occupied Prague in 1938 when it became apparent to him that Jews staying in Czechoslovakia would be sent to concentration camps. Almost single-handedly, he found homes in Britain for Jewish children and arranged their safe passage by train, an operation known as the Kindertransport. For years, he kept quiet about his achievement.
John Humphreys spoke to Sir Nicholas in October last year.”
Barbara Winton is Sir Nicholas’ daughter and wrote the story of his life ‘If it’s Not Impossible…: The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton’, and Lord Alf Dubs is a Labour peer who left Prague on one of Winton’s Kindertransport as a child and became a friend of Nicholas Winton”

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Kindertransport: Barbara Winton and Lord Alf Dubs

tomorrow morning (wednesday 21st), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (partially repeated at 9.30pm)
midweek (presented by libby purves) includes …

Barbara Winton is the daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton who orchestrated the Kindertransport, a rescue mission in which 669 children were evacuated from Czechoslovakia in 1938 and 1939.
Barbara’s biography tells the story of her father’s daring plan to transport mainly Jewish children to be placed with foster parents in the UK.
One of the children was six-year-old Alf Dubs, now Lord Alf Dubs.
Sir Nicholas has received several honours including a knighthood and the Czech Republic’s highest civilian honour – the Order of the White Lion. If it’s not Impossible – The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton is published by Matador.”

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