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Today: David Cesarani

this morning (wednesday 27th), 8.50-8.54am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by john humphries and nick robinson)

“It is Holocaust Memorial Day, and one question which is still debated by historians is the extent to which the persecution of Jews was intentionally planned or erratically improvised by the Nazis. This is one of the central issues addressed by the late historian David Cesarani in his final work, which is published tomorrow.
Sir Richard Evans, Regius Professor of History at Cambridge, was involved in editing the book.”


David Cesarani

yesterday evening (sunday 8th), 8.43-8.48pm, on bbc radio 4
last word (obituary programme, presented by matthew bannister) includes …

“The academic David Cesarani, OBE – a leading authority on modern Jewish history – born 13 November 1956; died 28 October 2015 aged 58.
Matthew spoke to friend, fellow student, and now Director of the Institute of Historical Research, Lawrence Goldman. “


Today: David Cesarani dies

this morning (monday 26th), 8.37-8.41am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by james naughtie and justin webb) includes …

“British historian David Cesarani, who specialised in Jewish history and the Holocaust, has died aged 58.
Dr James Smith, co-founder of the National Holocaust Centre, is live on the programme.”


Kindertransport (1999)

last saturday evening (27th september), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (in the archive on 4 series) (repeated from 1999)

“The story of the Kindertransport, told through the voices of the unaccompanied children sent to Britain from Nazi Europe.
In late 1938, the British government agreed to grant asylum to children from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia, as long as they came alone and would not be a burden on public funds. 10,000 arrived, most of them Jewish, and the BBC was there to record their stories. A team went to Dovercourt Camp in Kent and recorded the innocent, hopeful voices of the newly arrived children for “Children in Flight”, a remarkable radio documentary.


Groening sentenced

yesterday (wednesday 15th), 8.55-8.59am and and 5.37-5.42pm, on bbc radio 4, and 11.06-11.13am, 2.24-2.28pm, and 7.11-7.13pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
today (presented by justin webb) and PM (presented by caroline quinn) and outside source (presented by lucy grey) newshour (presented by razia iqbal) and the newsroom (presented by andrew peach) include …

“94-year-old sentenced over Auschwitz role”

includes interviews with …
efraim zuroff, director of the israel office of the simon wiesnethal centre
• professsor david cesarani
• survivor leslie kleinman (b 1929)
• lawyer cornelius nestler
• bbc journalist jenny hill
• survivor eva kor
• survivor leon schwarzbaum (more…)

The Eichmann Show documentary

early tomorrow morning (wednesday 3rd), 3.55-4.25am, on bbc 2 (repeated from 4.00am, thursday 22nd january)
the eichmann show documentary (narrated by joe crowley)

“The inside story of the Eichmann Trial. The elusive figure in the dock, the horrific experiences of inmates of the extermination camps, the meaning and importance of the recording and broadcast of events around the world and how the event was both a show trial for Israel and Eichmann himself. Here was a key moment in the history of the Holocaust and our understanding of it.
The series features extracts from The Eichmann Show, a major dramatisation of the trial and its broadcast, starring actors Martin Freeman, Anthony LaPaglia and Rebecca Front.”

with contributions from …
• auschwitz survivor yehuda bacon
• production assistant alan rosenthal
• assistant chief prosecutor gabriel bach
• professor david cesarani
• senior recording technician ronald huntsman
tom hurwitz, son of director leo hurwitz
• producer milton fruchtman (more…)

Holocaust: time and memory

tomorrow evening (tuesday 27th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
nazis, holocaust, time and memory (in the free thinking series)

Rana Mitter talks to Richard J Evans about his new book The Third Reich in History and Memory which reflects on how racist theories of Empire, promulgated over centuries, provided fertile ground for Nazi theorists.
They are joined by fellow-historians Jane Caplan and David Cesarani, to survey how history has explored this period and discuss the question, was the Final Solution unique in the history of genocide.
Also in the studio, Andre Singer, Director of the documentary, Holocaust: Night Will Fall and the Polish cultural historian and writer, Eva Hoffman; they will explore how images of that time, far from being fixed in time, are endlessly renewed and reinterpreted by succeeding generations and their existence seems of increasing importance.”


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