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Newshour/LN: Auschwitz burial

this afternoon (sunday 20th), 1.39-1.45pm on bbc world service radio, and 5.52-5.55pm on bbc 1 tv
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) and london news (presented by asad ahmad) include …

A funeral has been held just outside London for six unknown victims of the Holocaust whose remains were donated to the Imperial War Museum in London more than 20 years ago. They were buried in a coffin with earth from Israel. Six million Jews were murdered in Nazi death camps during the Second World War, they were starved and gassed and their remains incinerated. More than a million people were killed in the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in occupied Poland.”

including contributions from …
james bulgin, content leader, holocaust galleries, imperial war museum
• chief rabbi ephraim mirvis
laura marks, chair, holocaust memorial day trust
• bbc reporter martin bashir

Sunday: Auschwitz burial

this morning (sunday 20th), 7.47-7.54am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by william crawley) concludes with …

“At 11 o’clock this morning at Bushey New Cemetery in Hertfordshire, a remarkable and unique ceremony will take place. Six unidentified victims of the Holocaust will be given a Jewish burial. Their remains were sent to this country from Auschwitz in 1997. A box of ash ad bone fragments were included with a consignment of other memorial items intended for the Imperial War Miuseum in London. The museum has had the remains scientifically examined, and we now know that they came from five adults and a child. This week, they were handed over to the United Synagogue, and today they will be placed in shrounds in a coffin with earth from Israel, and buried during a service conducted by the Chief Rabbi.”

including interview with …
• chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

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