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Should we bomb Auschwitz?

this evening (thursday 19th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 2 tv  

should we bomb auschwitz? (narrated by zoe wannamaker)

including contributions from …

• professor nikolaus wachsmann, author of KL: a history of the nazi concentration camps

• professor deborah lipstadt

• professor michael berenbaum, co-editor of the bombing of auschwitz

• professor william rubinstein, author of the myth of rescue

max eisen, deported to auschwitz 1944

lenka weksberg (b 1926, czechoslovakia), deported from hungary to auschwitz 1944

zdenka fantlova (b czechoslovakia), deported to auschwitz 1944

hedy bohm (b 1928 transylvania), deported to auschwitz 1944

zigi shipper (b 1930 poland), deported from the lodz ghetto to auschwitz 1944

judy cohen (b 1928 hungary), deported to auschwitz 1944

• professor tami davis biddle, strategic studies institiute

rebecca erbelding, author of rescue board: the untold story of america’s efforts to save the jews of europe

“In April 1944, two Jewish prisoners, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, miraculously escaped from Auschwitz. When they recounted what they had left behind, their harrowing testimony revealed the true horror of the Holocaust to the outside world for the first time. They described in forensic detail the gas chambers and the full extent of the extermination programme. The news they brought presented the Allies with one of the greatest moral questions of the 20th century: Should we bomb Auschwitz?

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Pogroms

this afternoon (wednesday 5th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4 

pogroms – anti-semitism, revolution and civil war (presented by allan little) (3rd of 5 episodes in the a history of hate series)

Allan Little examines a wave of anti-Semitic violence that erupted a century ago. During the Russian civil war, after the revolution of 1917, tens of thousands of Jews were murdered in a series of horrific pogroms.

We hear how warring factions were united by their hatred for the Jewish people, fuelled by the mistaken belief that they by attacking the Jews they were “punching up” at a dangerous and powerful elite.”

including contributions from …

• historian deborah lipstadt

brendan mcgeever, sociologist, pears institute for the study of antisemitism

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Denial

last saturday evening (4th may), 10.45pm-12.30 (repeated from march 2018), on bbc 2 tv 

denial (2016) (starring rachel weisz and timothy spall)

“In 1993 Deborah Lipstadt and Penguin Books published Denying the Holocaust. Two years later the English author David Irving sued her for libel on the grounds that her book had ruined his once well-regarded career as an historian by accusing him of deliberately distorting historical facts. The resulting court case puts the onus on her legal team to prove that the Holocaust did indeed take place.”

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W@1: Congress anti-semitism

this afternoon (monday 4th), 1.25-1.30pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated tuesday 5th, 9.12-9.18pm, on newshour on bbc world service radio)
world at one (presented by sarah montague) includes …

“Labour isn’t the only left-of-centre political party having to weather accusations of anti-semitism at the moment. In the United States, Democrats are having to counter claims that the leftward shift of their party is leading to anti-semitic attitudes among some of their new members of Congress.

including contributions from …
• journalist jonathan weisman, new york times
deborah lipstadt
• arab-israeli yousef munayyer, executive director, us campaign for palestinian rights
halie soifer, jewish democratic council of america
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Today: left anti-semitism

this morning (saturday 26th), 8.50-8.54am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain includes …

Can an outlook that focuses on race and privilege prevent people recognising anti-semitism? That was the suggestion made yesterday by the historian Deborah Lipstadt, whose court case over Holocaust denial was made into a Hollywood film.”

including interview with …
• journalist and activist michael segalov
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Today: Deborah Lipstadt

this morning (friday 25th), 8.24-8.28am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by martha kearney) includes …

Deborah Lipstadt’s new book looks at the rise of anti-semitism in the past decade, and maintains it’s no longer just the far right but those on the left as well who are to blame.”

including interview with …
• historian deborah lipstadt
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Newshour: Abbas anti-semitism

yesterday evening (wednesday 3rd), 9.24-9.28pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

“The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has been roundly condemned for a speech he gave this week in which he suggested that the persecution of Jews which resulted in the Holocaust was due to their own social behaviour.”

including contributions from …
• professor deborah lipstadt
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