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Profile: Lord Dubs

last sunday afternoon (8th may), 5.40-5.55pm, on bbc radio 4
lord dubs (presented by mark coles) (in the profile series)

“Born in 1932, Alfred Dubs came to the UK as a 6 year old, from Czechoslovakia on the ‘Kindertransport’.
He studied at the London School of Economics and had a career in marketing, before working as a local councillor. He was elected as an MP in 1979.
This spring he introduced an amendment, in the House of Lords, to the government’s immigration bill. He called on David Cameron to allow 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children into the UK from Europe. This week, the Prime Minister agreed to allow some children to enter.
Friends and political opponents describe Lord Dubs as persuasive and determined. The programme speaks to friends, tennis partners and those who’ve been dragged up mountains by him.”

including contributions from …
frank judd
diane hayter
john o’farrell of spitting image
barbara winton, daughter of sir nicholas winton
david hume, neighbour
• sir roger gale mp
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b079lt8t)

Sir Nicholas Winton dies

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 1st), 5.49-5.54pm, and this morning (thursday 2nd), 7.39-7.41am, and 8.18-8.24am, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) and today (presented by john humphries and sarah montague) include …

Caroline Quinn talked to Dame Stephanie Shirley last year.”
Sir Nicholas Winton, a British humanitarian who helped save 669 mainly Jewish children from the Holocaust, has died at the age of 106.
Born to German Jewish parents, he was in Nazi-occupied Prague in 1938 when it became apparent to him that Jews staying in Czechoslovakia would be sent to concentration camps. Almost single-handedly, he found homes in Britain for Jewish children and arranged their safe passage by train, an operation known as the Kindertransport. For years, he kept quiet about his achievement.
John Humphreys spoke to Sir Nicholas in October last year.”
Barbara Winton is Sir Nicholas’ daughter and wrote the story of his life ‘If it’s Not Impossible…: The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton’, and Lord Alf Dubs is a Labour peer who left Prague on one of Winton’s Kindertransport as a child and became a friend of Nicholas Winton”

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Kindertransport: Barbara Winton and Lord Alf Dubs

tomorrow morning (wednesday 21st), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (partially repeated at 9.30pm)
midweek (presented by libby purves) includes …

Barbara Winton is the daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton who orchestrated the Kindertransport, a rescue mission in which 669 children were evacuated from Czechoslovakia in 1938 and 1939.
Barbara’s biography tells the story of her father’s daring plan to transport mainly Jewish children to be placed with foster parents in the UK.
One of the children was six-year-old Alf Dubs, now Lord Alf Dubs.
Sir Nicholas has received several honours including a knighthood and the Czech Republic’s highest civilian honour – the Order of the White Lion. If it’s not Impossible – The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton is published by Matador.”

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