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MM: Zuzana Ruzickova

monday 22nd april, 10.05-10.18pm (repeated from 11.45am saturday 20th), on bbc radio 3 

music matters (presented by sara mohr-pietsch) includes …

“And ‘One Hundred Miracles: A Memoir of Music and Survival’, a new book about Holocaust survivor and the world’s greatest harpsichordist, Zuzana Ruzickova. Harpsichordist • Mahan Esfahani and author • Wendy Holden pay tribute to her.”

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Today: The Librarian of Auschwitz

yesterday morning (friday 5th), 7.41-7.46am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated tuesday 9th, 7.29am on newsday, and 2.51pm and 9.44pm on newshour, on bbc world service radio)

today (presented by nick robinson and justin webb) includes …

“With about a dozen books, it may well have been the smallest library in the world, but its influence was huge. Incredibly, amd despite the strict surveillance, this secret library flourished inside the Auschwitz concentration camp. One 14-year-old prisoner was entrusted with the task of looking after the books that had been smuggled into the camp. Her name was Dita Kraus. A new book, The Librarian of Auschwitz, tells her extraordinary story.”

including contributions from  … 

• bbc reporter rebecca jones 

• auschwitz survivor dita kraus, 90

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Witness: Mengele search

friday 22nd february, 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
how science ended the search for josef mengele (in the witness series) (presented by thomas pappon)

An international panel of experts gathered in Brazil in 1985 to identify the remains of a man thought to have been Josef Mengele, the infamous doctor from Auschwitz, and one of the most wanted war criminals of the 20th century.
‘To see that this man was finally in his grave was important’ says Eric Stover, part of the team of American and German experts who examined the body from a cemetery near São Paulo. Mengele’s family in Germany claimed that it was his.”

including interviews with …
eric stover
• ‘mengele’ twin jona laks
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Mengele’s twins

1st february 2015, 11.32am-12.00, on bbc world service radio
mengele’s twins (in the the documentary series) (narrated by hannah moore)

“Among the horrors perpetrated at the Auschwitz camp were crude unscientific experiments conducted on Jewish twins. They were masterminded by the notorious Josef Mengele, known as ‘the Angel of Death’. He was a true believer in the Nazi creed about the alleged genetic shortcomings of Jews.
Survivors of his brutal regime have spoken to the BBC about their experiences.”

including interviews with …
• ‘mengele’ twin vera kriegel, aged 6 on arrival
• auschwitz survivor motti alon
• ‘mengele’ twin menachem bodner, aged 3 on arrival
• ‘mengele’ twin jona laks, aged 14 on arrival
• ‘mengele’ twin bella glazier-wiener
• pathologist prisoner miklos nyiszli
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The German Doctor

tonight (sunday 10th), 11.55pm-1.25, on bbc 2 tv (repeated from august 2017, and from march 2016 on bbc 4 tv)
the german doctor (2013) (in german and spanish, with english subtitles)

“In 1960, having adopted a new identity, Nazi war criminal Joseph Mengele found refuge in Patagonia where he befriended the family of 12-year-old Lilith. As the family struggle to re-open an inherited hotel in a community of expatriate and ethnic Germans, he offers his expertise in helping with what he considers Lilith’s stunted growth.
Meanwhile, the Israeli secret service is closing in.
Drama based on real events.

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JV: Holocaust denial

yesterday afternoon (monday 28th), 1.36-1.47pm and 1.50-1.56pm, on bbc radio 2
jeremy vine (phone-in programme, with guest • laurence rees, historian, author of the holocaust: a new history (2017)) concludes with …

Holocaust denial

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HMD: Radio Scotland

this morning (sunday 27th), 11.44-11.56am, on bbc radio scotland
sunday morning with … (presented by cathy macdonald) concludes with …

Father and son Gustav and Fritz Kleinmann were Austrian Jews taken to Buchenwald concentration camp in 1939. They fought to stay together and survive the Holocaust. Their story is now told by author Jeremy Dronfield in ‘The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz’, written with the help of Gustav’s secret diary, and the testimony of the surviving son of the family, Kurt Kleinmann.”

including interview with …
jeremy dronfield, author of the boy who followed his father into auschwitz
• younger son kurt kleinmann
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