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Posts tagged ‘Edmund de Waal’

Nh: The Ephrussis

this afternoon (thursday 21st), 2.55-2.59pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by james menendez) concludes with …

“In front of me is a glass case containing a small carved ivory hare with amber eyes. It’s one of a collection of netsukes, Japanese carvings, collected by the Ephrussi family, and their descendant Edmund de Waal has given them as a long-term loan to the Jewish Museum in Vienna.”

including contributions from …

• historian bethany bell

edmund de waal

danielle spera, director of vienna jewish museum

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FOOC: The Ephrussis

this morning (thursday 14th), 11.09-11.15am, on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

“In Austria, the descendants of holocaust victims, as well as the victims themselves, will soon be able to apply for citizenship, and to do so without renouncing their other nationalities.

At the Jewish Museum in Vienna, Bethany Bell met Edmund de Waal, who’ll be applying … he tells the story of his ancestors, the Ephrussis, a wealthy Jewish banking family from Odessa, who had lived in Vienna until the Nazi takeover in 1938, when their palace and property were seized and the family fled.”


GL: Primo Levi

yesterday evening (thursday 1st), 6.30-7.00pm, on bbc radio 4 extra (repeated 12.30am, and repeated from may 2013 on bbc radio 4)

primo levi (presented by matthew parris, with ceramicist edmund de waal and biographer ian thompson) (in the great lives series)

Edmund de Waal chooses a writer he believes is one of the greatest of the modern age – Primo Levi, author of The Periodic Table. Born in 1919 in Turin, Levi was an Italian Jew, one of the few deported to Auschwitz who would escape alive.


Today: Venice ghetto art

this morning (wednesday 8th), 8.51-8.56am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.25pm sunday on newshour on bbc world service radio) 

today (presented by mishal husain and martha kearney) includes …

Edmund de Waal, the British ceramicist and author of the best-selling memoir The Hare With Amber Eyes, has become the first contemporary artist ever to present a major project in Venice’s historic Jewish ghetto. He explore themes of exile migration and language from the time of Shakespeare’s Shylock to the present.”

including contribution from  …

• bbc reporter will gompertz 

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Dachau porcelain

tomorrow morning (friday 25th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4
allach, read by julian rhind-tutt (4th of 5 episodes of the white road by edmund de waal) (in the book of the week series)

“Edmund’s pilgrimage to the lands and people who make porcelain takes him to Dachau where he uncovers the dark history of Allach porcelain

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Edmund De Waal: Outlook

this morning (friday 14th), 3.42-3.50am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
edmund de waal (in the outlook series)

Edmund De Waal is a writer and a potter. He is best known for large scale displays, made from lots and lots of simple porcelain pots.
He told Nicki Paxman about his precious collection of 17th Century Japanese Netsuke carvings, which has been in his family for generations. (more…)

Primo Levi

tomorrow afternoon (tuesday), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4:
Primo Levi (in the Great Lives series) (more…)

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