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Witness: Hotel Lutetia

tuesday 29th october, 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio

the paris hotel that hosted holocaust survivors (presented by louise hidalgo) (in the witness history series)

“At the end of the Second World War the grand Parisian hotel, the Lutetia, was allocated to receive thousands of prisoners and Nazi concentration camp survivors returning home from across a ravaged Europe.

Louise Hidalgo talks to two people for whom the Hotel Lutetia played a crucial role in 1945: • Maurice Cling, author of un enfant á aushcwitz, and • Christiane Umido who, as a young girl, was reunited there with her father. ”

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Children of courage 8

tuesday 12th november, 8.30-8.55pm (repeated 8.30pm sunday), on bbc radio alba 

eva (14) in auschwitz (last of 8 episodes in the children of courage series) (in gaelic and czech, with english subtitles)

“This episode asks, how could a fourteen-year-old girl survive Auschwitz?, and takes us into the world of the most infamous Nazi concentration camp of them all.

Fourteen-year-old Eva is already an orphan when she arrives in Auschwitz concentration camp.

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Should we bomb Auschwitz?

this evening (thursday 19th), 9.00-10.00pm (repeated 11.45pm monday), on bbc 2 tv  

should we bomb auschwitz? (narrated by zoe wannamaker)

including contributions from …

• professor nikolaus wachsmann, author of KL: a history of the nazi concentration camps

• professor deborah lipstadt

• professor michael berenbaum, co-editor of the bombing of auschwitz

• professor william rubinstein, author of the myth of rescue

max eisen, deported to auschwitz 1944

lenka weksberg (b 1926, czechoslovakia), deported from hungary to auschwitz 1944

zdenka fantlova (b czechoslovakia), deported to auschwitz 1944

hedy bohm (b 1928 transylvania), deported to auschwitz 1944

zigi shipper (b 1930 poland), deported from the lodz ghetto to auschwitz 1944

judy cohen (b 1928 hungary), deported to auschwitz 1944

• professor tami davis biddle, strategic studies institiute

rebecca erbelding, author of rescue board: the untold story of america’s efforts to save the jews of europe

“In April 1944, two Jewish prisoners, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, miraculously escaped from Auschwitz. When they recounted what they had left behind, their harrowing testimony revealed the true horror of the Holocaust to the outside world for the first time. They described in forensic detail the gas chambers and the full extent of the extermination programme. The news they brought presented the Allies with one of the greatest moral questions of the 20th century: Should we bomb Auschwitz?

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Railways of the Holocaust

this evening (saturday 31st), 9.55-11.20pm, on channel 5 tv (repeated from sunday 28th october 2018 and wednesday 23rd january)

railways of the holocaust (presented by chris tarrant) (extended episode) (episode 5, 4th series, of chris tarrant: extreme railways)

“Travelling to Nuremberg, Theresienstadt, Berlin, Gniezno, the Lodz ghetto, and Auschwitz, Chris Tarrant explores the darkest chapter in the history of the railways – their role in the Nazi Holocaust of WWII.”

including interviews with …

• kindertransport child zuzana spitzerova

• theresienstadt deportee helga weissova

• rabbi and railways expert walter rothschild

• railway slave worker, aged 11, arek hersh

bartlomiej grzanka, kulmhof museum

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GL: Primo Levi

yesterday evening (thursday 1st), 6.30-7.00pm, on bbc radio 4 extra (repeated 12.30am, and repeated from may 2013 on bbc radio 4)

primo levi (presented by matthew parris, with ceramicist edmund de waal and biographer ian thompson) (in the great lives series)

Edmund de Waal chooses a writer he believes is one of the greatest of the modern age – Primo Levi, author of The Periodic Table. Born in 1919 in Turin, Levi was an Italian Jew, one of the few deported to Auschwitz who would escape alive.

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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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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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