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Posts tagged ‘Auschwitz’

The Periodic Table 1

last sunday afternoon (21st june), 3.00-4.00pm, on bbc radio 4 

vanadium, argon, lead (1st of 6 episodes of primo levi’s the periodic table) (starring akbar kurtha and henry goodman

Vanadium: In the course of his work as a chemist in a paint factory in the 1960s, Primo Levi receives a letter from one of the factory’s German clients, signed by a Doktor Muller. Could this be the Doktor Muller who had overseen Levi’s work as a prisoner in the lab at Auschwitz?

Argon: Primo imagines a fantasy meeting with his Piedmontese ancestors, who share a number of characteristics with the noble, rare and inert gases, such as Argon.

Lead: In the ancient world, a prospector travels from northern to southern Europe in search of the valuable, but toxic, lead rock. Read by Paul Copley.”


Kurt Marx

wednesday 27th may, 9.30-9.45am (repeated 8.45pm, and 5.45am saturday), on bbc radio 4

legacy of war 3 (presented by sean bean

Sean Bean presents a series exploring the ways in which wartime experiences have filtered down through the generations.

Kurt Marx came to the UK aboard a Kindertransport in 1939 at the age of 13. His wife Ingrid Marx lived through several years at Auschwitz.”

including contributions from …

kurt marx 

• son michael marx 

• granddaughter johanna marx 


We shall not die now

monday january 27th, 100 minutes, online only, at

we shall not die now (2019) (written and directed by ashton gleckman)

including interviews from claude lanzmann’s shoah, and recent interviews from …

• professor michael berenbaum, • professor steve carr, • loha kolesnyk, • jack betteil 96, • son matthew betteil, • anita lasker-wallfisch 93, • frank grunwald, • liberator ben cooper 97, • prosecutor ben ferencz 99, • ben lesser 90, • cantor moshe taube 92, and • liberator ernie lorch 96


H&S: VR survivors

this afternoon (friday 20th), 1.51-1.58pm (repeated 9.51am and 11.51pm sunday), on bbc world service radio

vr technology (in the heart and soul series) (presented by sophia smith galer) includes…

VR technology is also teaching future generations about religious tolerance. It is the 27th of January and Jews and Holocaust survivors from across the world are on a pilgrimage to Poland for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Among them are • Holocaust survivor Ben Lesser, 91, and • Karen Jungblut, director of global initiatives at the Shoah Foundation Institute, based at the University of Southern California.

The institute’s mission is to preserve the first-person accounts of 50,000 Holocaust survivors and other witnesses began with videotape. Now it uses 360 filming to capture those testimonies in the landscape where it happened. How does giving his testimony at Auschwitz-Birkenau affect 91-year-old Ben?



monday 27th january, 7.03-7.11pm, on bbc radio 1 tv 

the one show (presented by alex jones and matt baker) leads with  …

Chelsea has commissioned a giant mural, 40 by 23 feet, in memory of those who perished in the Holocaust.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter martin bashir 

• street artist solomon souza 

david baddiel 


HMD: Radio Leeds

last sunday morning (26th january), 7.08-7.17am, 7.18-7.22am, and 8.08-8.20am, and this morning (sunday 2nd), 7.08-7.12am, 7.16-7.12am, and 7.27-7.31am, on bbc radio leeds 

andrew edwards includes …

Holocaust Memorial Day

including interviews with …

• survivor arek hersh, b.1928, poland 

lilian black, daughter of survivor eugene black, 1928-2016


Nh: Witold Pilecki

this afternoon (saturday 1st), 2.51-2.59pm (repeated 9.51pm), on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by julian marshall) concludes with …

The Volunteer, the story of Witold Pilecki, a Polish soldier who got himself sent to Auschwitz to set up a resistance network there, has won the Costa Book of the Year award.”

including interview with …

jack fairweather, author of the volunteer 


FOOC: Poland v Russia

this morning (saturday 1st), 11.31–11.37am , on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) leads with …

“But the anniversary was overshadowed by disagreements between Russia and Poland about their respective roles in World War II.”

including report from  …

• bbc reporter adam easton


HMD: Radio 1

last monday evening (27th january), 5.51-5.55pm, on bbc radio 1   

newsbeat includes …

“75 years after the Auschwitz camp was freed, we hear from Holocaust survivor Harry Spiro and his grandson Stephen.”

including 2015 interview with …

• survivor harry spiro


HMD: Radio Three Counties

last monday afternoon (27th january), 12.20-12.29pm, 12.31-12.56pm, 1.07-1.12pm, and 2.30 -2.59pm, on bbc radio three counties 

nick coffer includes …

“2016 60-minute interview with holocaust survivor Zigi Shipper.”

including interviews with …

terry wolfe, chairman, stevenage liberal synagogue 

• survivor zigi shipper, b. 1930, lodz

julian l livingstone 


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