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Hitler now

yesterday evening (thursday 3rd), 10.00-10.17pm,, on bbc radio 3
a new biography of hitler (presented by anne mcelvoy) (in the free thinking series)

“A best-selling German biography of Hitler, by Volker Ullrich, is now published in English.
Anne McElvoy explores the way German historians view Hitler now with historian • Richard J Evans, from the University of Cambridge, and the author, • Volker Ullrich.”


Petain and de Gaulle

this evening (wednesday 17th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
delacroix, petain, de gaulle, jonathan lynn (in the free thinking series) leads with …

Jonathan Lynn, author of Yes, Minister talks to Philip Dodd about his new play Patriotic Traitor, which imagines the relationship between Petain and de Gaulle as that of father and son, and follows them from their first meeting in World War I to the end of the Second World War, by which time each had sentenced the other to death.
Suhdir Hazareesingh, author of In The Shadow of the General: Modern France and the Myth of de Gaulle, • writer and political columnist Anne Elizabeth Moutet and • Daniel Lee, New Generation Thinker and author of Pétain’s Jewish Children discuss the different notions of France that Petain and de Gaulle fought for, and their post-war legacies.
The Patriotic Traitor is at the Park Theatre in London from February 17th to March 19th.”


HMD: Free thinking

this evening (wednesday 27th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
stefan zweig, howard jacobson, michael sandle (presented by philip dodd) (in the free thinking series) (more…)

Mein Kampf

tomorrow evening (thursday 3rd), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
mein kampf (presented by anne mcelvoy) (in the free thinking series) leads with …

Anne McElvoy discusses Mein Kampf coming out of copyright with:
Ben Barkow of the Wiener Library in London
Heinrich von Berenberg – a publisher based in Berlin
Nicholas Stargardt, author of The German War and a professor of Modern European History at Oxford.”

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Confronting religious violence

tomorrow evening (wednesday 17th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
free thinking (presented by philip dodd) includes …

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks talks to Philip Dodd about confronting religious violence.
Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence by Rabbi Sacks is out now.”


Saul Bellow’s Herzog

tomorrow evening (wednesday 10th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
landmark: saul bellow’s herzog (presented by matthew sweet) (with readings by kerry shale) (in the free thinking series), with studio guests • martin amiszachary leadersarah churchwell (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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