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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.


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.”


Railways of the Holocaust

this evening (sunday 28th), 9.00-10.30pm, on channel 5 tv
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

Today: Paul Alexander

yesterday morning (saturday 16th), 8.49-8.55am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by matthew price and john humphrys) includes …

“Tomorrow, an 80-year-old man will get on a bicycle in Berlin and over 6 days he will cycle the 600 miles to London.
Paul Alexander will be repeating a journey he made by train as a 1-year-old as a Jewish baby on the eve of World War 2, put on board by his distraught mother, who along with thousands of other parents sent their children from Nazi-occupied Europe to the safety of Britain.”

including interview with …
paul alexander
• grandson daniel alexander
• son nadav alexander
(see also and

Newshour: Adam Armoush

yesterday afternoon (sunday 3rd), 1.25-1.29pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by jon donnison) includes …

“Arab-Israeli Adam Armoush’s kippah is going on display in the Berlin Jewish Museum’s new Rapid Response Gallery, which aims to highlight contemporary issues in the news.”

including interview with …
• programme director leontine meijer-van mensch (more…)

FOOC: Berlin memories

this morning (wednesday 24th), 11.09-11.14am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

Jo Glanville is in Berlin as some of those driven from the city by the Nazi regime, including Ludwig Katzenellenbogen, 91, return to their old homes to teach young Berliners about this dark chapter in the city’s history.”


Sara Levy’s salon

this afternoon (sunday 4th), 2.00-3.00pm, on bbc radio 3
sara levy’s salon (presented by lucy skeaping) (in the the early music show series)

“Looking ahead to International Women’s Day, Lucie Skeaping talks to • Rebecca Cypess (of Rutgers University in New Jersey) about music played, collected and commissioned by the Jewish salon hostess Sara Levy (1761-1854), student of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach and great-aunt of Felix Mendelssohn.

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