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RAF: Ralph Levy

online only, at https://www.rafstories.org/stories/search?fulltext=”ralph%20levy”

ralph levy (in the jewish hidden heroes series) (5 videos)

Ralph Levy was born in London in 1927. His father was the Rabbi at the Synagogue in Holland Park. At the start of the war he was evacuated to High Wycombe, but was unhappy there and returned to London. As he turned 16 he was hired by a quantity surveying firm and worked on the Mulberry Harbours and the PLUTO pipeline which played a key role in the D-Day landings. The nature of this work meant that it was classified as a protected occupation, and he was not called up during the war. In 1946 however he was called up to do National Service and trained as an electrician in the RAF.”

WH: Deborah Feldman

this morning (thursday 30th), 10.32-10.42am, on bbc radio 4 

woman’s hour (presented by jenni murray) includes …

“The Netflix series Unorthodox tells the story of a teenager who flees her ultra Orthodox Hasidic Jewish community and an arranged marriage in New York, for a new life in Berlin. The four part drama series is inspired by Deborah Feldman’s 2012 autobiography Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.”

including interview with …

• author deborah feldman 

(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000113m and https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06z0bxf)

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Outlook: Deborah Feldman

8th september 2010, on bbc world service radio 

outlook (presented by jo fidgen) concludes with …

Deborah Feldman grew up in a strict Hasidic community in New York. As her custom dictated she had to cover her shaved head with a wig and dress modestly. But despite this display of devotion she led a secret life devouring forbidden books, which inspired her with ideas of becoming independent. After an arranged marriage to a Hasidic man at seventeen, and having a son, she decided to leave the community in pursuit of a new life where wearing lipstick and jeans was allowed.”

including interview with …

• author deborah feldman 

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Railways of the Holocaust

this evening (wednesday 29th), 10.00-11.35pm, on channel 5 tv (repeated from wednesday 23rd january 2019 and sunday 28th october 2018)

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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Lilo Gloeden

yesterday afternoon (sunday 26th), 1.30-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4 

the remarkable resistance of lilo (presented by fergal keane

“In the heart of Hitler’s Nazi Germany, members of the Resistance worked tirelessly and at great risk to themselves to help those whose lives were threatened. Amongst them was Elisabeth Charlotte Gloeden – known as Liselotte or ‘Lilo’ – who, along with her husband Erich, hid Jews in their home in Berlin, before arranging safe passage for them out of Germany.

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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

(more…)

Railways of the Holocaust

this evening (wednesday 23rd), 9.00-10.30pm, on channel 5 tv (repeated from sunday 28th october)
railways of the holocaust (presented by chris tarrant) (extended episode) (episode 5, 4th series, 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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PM: German passport?

yesterday evening (wednesday 26th), 5.34-5.46pm, and this evening (thursday 27th), 5.36-5.51pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by carolyn quinn) includes …

Adrian Goldberg is a Radio 5 Live presenter who’s deciding whether to get a German passport in order to remain an EU citizen. Adrian’s father Rudy escaped Nazi Germany as a 13-year-old when his parents, worried about the increasing persecution of Germany’s Jews, found him a place on the kindertransport. Rudy became one of the 10,000 youngsters relocated to families in the UK on the eve of the Second World War …
Today, Adrian tries to understand more about his father’s journey to this country. and what he would make of Adrian’s dilemma.”
Today, Adrian heads to Berlin. Have the Jews simply been replaced by the Muslims as a persecuted minority?”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter adrian goldberg
• historian anthony grenville, chair of the research centre for german and austrian exile studies, university of london, and former consultant editor of the association of jewish refugees journal
ralph stanton (rolf steinberg), kindertransport child, aged 14
ruth jacobs (ruth heber), kindertransport child, innsbruck, aged 10
• dr sina arnold, berlin institute for empirical integration and migration research
beatrix von storch, deputy leader, AfD
nina peretz
dekel peretz
(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-46635052)
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H&S: Kristallnacht 80

this morning (sunday 11th), 9.32-9.59am (repeated 11.32pm), on bbc world service radio
the girl who witnessed crystal night (in the heart and soul series) (presented by caroline wyatt)

Ruth Winkelmann, daughter of a Jewish father, was just ten years old when she witnessed what later became known as crystal night: the night of 9th November 1938, when Jewish shops and synagogues all over Germany were smashed up and looted, and many Jews arrested or killed.
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P4t: Belovski 6/11/2018

yesterday morning (tuesday 6th), 9.22-9.25am, on bbc radio 2
pause for thought by rabbi dr harvey belovski

“Sombre anniversaries can give us hope.”

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