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Lord Dubs

tonight (sunday 19th), 11.48-11.57pm, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson) includes …

Louise Hidalgo talks to the British Lord who fled the Nazis in Czechoslovakia as a six year old on the Kindertransport.”

(if you miss it, available from 0:42:10 to 0:51:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04wkryb#playt=42m10s)

The wrong war

yesterday evening (thursday 16th), 11.00-11.50pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 1997, september 1998, and july 2000, all on bbc 2)
the wrong war (3rd of 6 episodes in the nazis: a warning from history series) (narrated by samuel west) (written and produced by laurence rees)

“With the help of archive footage and interviews with eye-witnesses, including former diplomats and members of the Nazi party who had never appeared on television before, this film charts the course of Hitler’s road to war.”

including contributions from …
herbert dohring, hitler bodyguard
• economist and banker johannes zahn
manfred von schroder, diplomat
karl boehm-tettelbach, adjutant, ministry of war
• sir frank roberts, british foreign office
reinhard spitzy, secretary to von ribbentrop
suzi seitz, nazi youth leader
walter kammerling, viennese jew

“Just as in Germany, the Nazis made the Jews their scapegoats: ‘You were completely outlawed, there was no protection from anywhere, anybody could come up to you and do what they want, and that’s it’.”

anna krautwurmowa, czech resistance (more…)

HARDtalk: Sir Nicholas Winton, 105

yesterday evening (thursday 2nd), 9.30-9.55pm, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80 or 130)
hardtalk: sir nicholas winton, 105 (repeated from november 2014) (more…)

Kindertransport: Barbara Winton and Lord Alf Dubs

tomorrow morning (wednesday 21st), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (partially repeated at 9.30pm)
midweek (presented by libby purves) includes …

Barbara Winton is the daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton who orchestrated the Kindertransport, a rescue mission in which 669 children were evacuated from Czechoslovakia in 1938 and 1939.
Barbara’s biography tells the story of her father’s daring plan to transport mainly Jewish children to be placed with foster parents in the UK.
One of the children was six-year-old Alf Dubs, now Lord Alf Dubs.
Sir Nicholas has received several honours including a knighthood and the Czech Republic’s highest civilian honour – the Order of the White Lion. If it’s not Impossible – The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton is published by Matador.”

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Kafka’s The Trial

this morning (thursday 27th), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (shortened repeat at 9.00pm)
in our time (presented by melvyn bragg, with elizabeth boa, ritchie robertson, and steve connor) discusses the trial by kafka, a german-speaking jew in prague (more…)

HARDtalk: Sir Nicholas Winton, 105

early this morning (wednesday 19th), 12.30-12.55am, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80 or 130) (repeated from 4.30-4.55am yesterday)
hardtalk: sir nicholas winton, 105 (more…)

Ivan Klima

yesterday afternoon (monday 19th), 12.33-12.45pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710) (repeated yesterday evening, 9.05pm)
ivan klíma (in the outlook series)

“The distinguished Czech writer Ivan Klima reflects on his biography Crazy Century – from a Nazi concentration camp, to persecution by the Communist government and the euphoria of the Velvet Revolution.”

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