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Germany: Memories of a nation (30 episodes)

every weekday morning for 6 weeks (monday 29th september to friday 7th november), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4
germany: memories of a nation (30 episodes)

Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, begins his series examining 600 years of German history through objects
… a 30 part series which reveals the profound influence of Germany’s history, culture and inventiveness across Europe, as well as the catastrophic events of the 20th century.”
(#1, 0:04:44) “There is of course one memory which dominates all others, the holocaust, the systematic murder by the Nazi regime, with the connivance and complicity of many of its citizens, of millions of Jews, in Germany and across Nazi-occupied Europe.”
(#1, 0:05:24) “The scale of this monument, like the scale of the events it commemorates, is ungraspable: it cannot be measured, only acknowledged. Every aspect of German history has to be considered in the context of this event. Every memory we shall explore in these programmes stands in its shadow.”


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