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Posts tagged ‘Buchenwald’

HMD: Radio Scotland

this morning (sunday 27th), 11.44-11.56am, on bbc radio scotland
sunday morning with … (presented by cathy macdonald) concludes with …

Father and son Gustav and Fritz Kleinmann were Austrian Jews taken to Buchenwald concentration camp in 1939. They fought to stay together and survive the Holocaust. Their story is now told by author Jeremy Dronfield in ‘The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz’, written with the help of Gustav’s secret diary, and the testimony of the surviving son of the family, Kurt Kleinmann.”

including interview with …
jeremy dronfield, author of the boy who followed his father into auschwitz
• younger son kurt kleinmann
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Today: Gustav Kleinmann’s diary

this morning (thursday 24th), 8.21-8.28am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb) includes …

“In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann and his son Fritz were taken from their homes by the Nazis and taken to the concentration camp at Buchenwald. When the father was told he was being transferred to Auschwitz and to near-certain death, the son decided to go with him … Gustav kept a secret diary throughout the concentration camps.”

including interview with …
jeremy dronfield, author of the boy who followed his father into auschwitz
• younger son kurt kleinmann
(more…)

HARDtalk: Ben Ferencz

tomorrow morning (tuesday 28th), 9.30-10.00am (repeated 3.30pm), on bbc news tv (also at 3.06pm today, on bbc world service radio)
ben ferencz, prosecutor at the nuremberg nazi trials (presented by zeinab badawi) (in the hardtalk series)

“What does the last surviving prosecutor at the Nazi Nuremberg trials think they achieved?
97-year-old Ben Ferencz helped liberate the death camps in Europe when he was serving in the US military.
Himself a Jew from central Europe, he speaks to Zeinab Badawi in Florida about what he has learnt in his long life about the nature of evil.”

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Newshour: Richard Friedlander

last monday evening (22nd august), 9.51-9.55pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

“Six million Jews were killed by the Nazis and their collaborators, and its emerged that among the victims was Richard Friedlander, the father-in-law of Joseph Goebbels.”

including contribution from …
sara miller, deputy editor of times of israel
(see also http://www.timesofisrael.com/goebbels-wife-had-jewish-father-new-documen…) (more…)

Benjamin Ferencz

yesterday afternoon (friday 20th), 5.43-5.58pm, on bbc rado 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) ends with …

” ‘I didn’t want to talk to the murderers’: The Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal began seventy years ago today, on trial, men accused of murdering more than a million civilians.
At 27 years old, Benjamin Ferencz was the youngest member of the prosecuting team and is the only surviving member.
He’s been telling PM about his experiences, some of which were not pleasant, but he spoke first about how his upbringing in New York helped lead him to a life in the law.”

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Lost children of the holocaust

this evening (wednesday 6th) 10.05-11.00pm (repeated this sunday afternoon, 12.05-1.00pm), on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
lost children of the holocaust (in the the documentary series) (more…)

Josef Nieciecki

this afternoon (monday 26th), 2.50-2.55pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated from 7.40am this morning on today on bbc radio 4)
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

“Between 1940 and 1945, well over a million people perished in its gas chambers or from starvation, punishment beatings or being executed. The vast majority of them were Jews from across Europe. The camp also housed a long list of Hitler’s other enemies: Polish political prisoners, Soviet prisoners of war, Roma, and homosexuals.
BBC correspondent Caroline Wyatt has been to Auschwitz to look for the records of her Polish natural grandfather Josef Nieciecki, who survived the camp.”

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