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Nd: Hitler’s hat

this morning (wednesday 20th), 8.27-8.29am, on bbc world service radio 

newsday (presented by clare mcdonnell) concludes with …

“We go to Austria where Hitler’s hat has been put up for auction.”  

including interview with …

• rabbi menachem margolin, chair, european jewish association


FOOC: The Ephrussis

this morning (thursday 14th), 11.09-11.15am, on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

“In Austria, the descendants of holocaust victims, as well as the victims themselves, will soon be able to apply for citizenship, and to do so without renouncing their other nationalities.

At the Jewish Museum in Vienna, Bethany Bell met Edmund de Waal, who’ll be applying … he tells the story of his ancestors, the Ephrussis, a wealthy Jewish banking family from Odessa, who had lived in Vienna until the Nazi takeover in 1938, when their palace and property were seized and the family fled.”


Newshour: Waldheim film

this afternoon (sunday 18th), 1.51-1.55pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

In 1986, Austria elected a man as president who stood accused of being involved in killing and deporting Jews during the war …. A new film documents the accusations against Kurt Waldheim: it came apparent during the presidential campaign that he hadn’t been completely honest in his autobiography about his time as an offce in the German army. The film is called ’The Waldheim Waltz’, and it’s being shown at the UK Jewish Film Festival here in London.”

including interview by julian worricker with …
• director ruth beckermann

The wrong war

yesterday evening (thursday 16th), 11.00-11.50pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 1997, september 1998, and july 2000, all on bbc 2)
the wrong war (3rd of 6 episodes in the nazis: a warning from history series) (narrated by samuel west) (written and produced by laurence rees)

“With the help of archive footage and interviews with eye-witnesses, including former diplomats and members of the Nazi party who had never appeared on television before, this film charts the course of Hitler’s road to war.”

including contributions from …
herbert dohring, hitler bodyguard
• economist and banker johannes zahn
manfred von schroder, diplomat
karl boehm-tettelbach, adjutant, ministry of war
• sir frank roberts, british foreign office
reinhard spitzy, secretary to von ribbentrop
suzi seitz, nazi youth leader
walter kammerling, viennese jew

“Just as in Germany, the Nazis made the Jews their scapegoats: ‘You were completely outlawed, there was no protection from anywhere, anybody could come up to you and do what they want, and that’s it’.”

anna krautwurmowa, czech resistance (more…)

Newshour: Hitler’s house

last saturday evening (9th april), 9.18-9.22pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

“The house in Braunau am Inn where Hitler was born is to be seized by the Austrian government to stop it becoming a place of pilgirmage for neo-Nazis.”

including interview with …
• local historian florian kotanko (more…)

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