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Nh: The Ephrussis

this afternoon (thursday 21st), 2.55-2.59pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by james menendez) concludes with …

“In front of me is a glass case containing a small carved ivory hare with amber eyes. It’s one of a collection of netsukes, Japanese carvings, collected by the Ephrussi family, and their descendant Edmund de Waal has given them as a long-term loan to the Jewish Museum in Vienna.”

including contributions from …

• historian bethany bell

edmund de waal

danielle spera, director of vienna jewish museum

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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: Cleaning stolpersteine

this evening (monday 2nd), 9.45-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio, and online in video at
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“In recent years, many towns in central Europe have started placing stolpersteine, small memorials on their streets in memory of Jews and other victims of Nazi atrocities. In the Austrian city of Salszburg, there are 388 of them. Over the years, many have been damgaged by wear and tear or the weather, but now a 79-year-old pensioner, Gerhard Geier, has started to renovate them.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter bethany bell
gerhard geier
• historian gert kerschbaumer

Newsroom: Jerusalem reaction

this morning thursday 7th), 2.06-2.12am (partly repeated 5.06am), 11.06-11.11am, 1.06-1.12pm, and 1.14-1.16pm, on bbc world service radio
the newsroom (presented by alex ritson) leads with …

Criticism over Trump’s Decision to Recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and what did Mr Trump say about it helping the peace process?”

including contributions from …
* bbc reporter lyse doucet
* bbc reporter laura bicker
* bbc arabic service reporter issim ikimawi
* bbc arabic service reporter neda ibrahim
* bbc reporter bethany bell (more…)

FOOC: Hitler’s birthplace

yesterday morning (thursday 20th), 11.08-11.14am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

Bethany Bell visits the birthplace of Adolf Hitler, the town of Braunau, and discovers Austrians are divided over whether or not his childhood home should be torn down.”


Reinhold Hanning

this afternoon (thursday 11th), 2.16-2.18pm, on bbc world service radio, and 5.54-5.57pm, on bbc radio 4
newshour (presented by james menendez) and pm (presented by eddie mair) include …

“The trial began today of a former guard at the Auschwitz death camp. 94-year-old Reinhold Hanning is one of the last surviving Nazi guards to face justice … He was brought face-to-face with an Auschwitz survivor, Leon Schwarzbaum

including interviews with …
• bbc reporter bethany bell
• auschwitz survivor iby knill (more…)

Newshour: Gaza 31/7/2014

today (thursday 31st), 2.07-2.19pm, and 9.06-9.19pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby and james coomarasamy) leads with …

Gaza assault will continue: Israeli PM “Gaza tunnels must go”.”

and …

US blames Israel over Gaza bombing: Can US be an honest broker?”

and includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter bethany bell from jerusalem
danny danon
fawaz gerges, professor of international relations at the lse
josh earnest, white house spokesman
• bbc reporter martin patience
• professor rashid khalidi, author of “The iron cage: the story of the palestinian struggle for statehood”
daniel kurtzer former us amabassador to israel (more…)

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