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Inherited fear

yesterday morning (monday 23rd), 11.00-11.30pm, on bbc radio 4
inherited fear (presented by professor sally herships)

“The American journalist Sally Herships has long felt she carries within herself a sense of the trauma suffered by her grandmother a century ago, in Russia, and subsequently passed down through her own mother …
Starting with testimony from her own family, Sally examines the relationship between psychology and biology, talking to the offspring of victims of the Holocaust, and a neuroscientist who has studied the impact of trauma on the foetuses of pregnant women caught up in the 9/11 attacks.”

including contributions from …
aviva sucher (whose mother erzsebet klein, in a light coat and headscarf, is shown in a photograph on her arrival at auschwitz)
• psychiatrist dr bessel van der kolk
• neuro-epigeneticist professor isabelle mansuy
• neuroscientist dr rachel yehuda



Charlotte Salomon

this evening (monday 5th), 7.35-7.43pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by john wilson) concludes with …

“Artist Charlotte Salomon died aged 26 in Auschwitz, leaving behind an impressive autobiographical series of over 700 paintings called Life? or Theatre?: A Song-play.
Ahead of events on Salomon at Jewish Book Week, • Griselda Pollock and • Waldemar Januszczak discuss her life and work.” (more…)

Wof: Purim

1st february 1994, and 20th february 1996, on bbc world service radio
words of faith

Evelyn Friedlander discusses Purim – the Jewish religious festival celebrating escape from death – and questions whether Dachau or Auschwitz can ever be separated from their legacy of evil.”
Purim: One of the most entertaining Jewish holidays, and its roots in the Book of Esther.”


SS: Tattooist of Auschwitz

this morning (sunday 28th), 9.35-9.48am, on bbc radio scotland
sunday sequence (presented by audrey carvell) includes …

The tattooist of Auschwitz, Lale Sokolov”

including interview with …
heather morris, author of the tattooist of auschwitz
(see also

Freddie Knoller’s War

this evening (saturday 27th), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from january 2015)
surviving the holocaust – freddie knoller’s war (directed and produced by simon winchcombe) (part of the 2015 holocaust memorial season)

“In a disarmingly frank interview, Holocaust survivor Freddie Knoller (now in his 90s) tells his personal story of being a young Jewish man during World War II.

Children of the holocaust

this evening (saturday 27th), 7.00-8.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from 27th january 2015) (extended repeat from 15th january 2015, 15th october 2014, and 12th september 2014, on bbc 2, at
the children of the holocaust

Eyewitness accounts from history, brought to life in animation for a young audience”

including live interviews with …
ruth rogoff (1933), from zwickau
martin kapel (1930), from leipzig
trude silman (1929), from bratislava
heinz skyte (1920), from fuerth
arek hersh (1928), from sieradz
suzanne rappaport-ripton (1936), from paris


Twt: Susan Pollack

this evening (tuesday 26th), 10.23-10.25pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by paul moss) includes …

Susan Pollack spent six days crammed into a cattle truck taking more than four hundred thousand Jews rounded up in Hungary in the spring and summer of 1944. When the doors were opened, they found themselves at Auschwitz.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter alan little
• survivor susan pollack

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