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British Jews, German passports

this evening (tuesday 2nd), 10.45-11.20pm, on bbc 1 (repeated from thursday 13th april)
british jews, german passports (produced by richard pearson and mike smith) (narrated by lesley sharp)

We follow three British Jews as they decide whether to activate a clause in the German constitution that permits descendants of German refugees to reclaim citizenship.



Warning from history (1 of 2)

yesterday evening (thursday 2nd), 11.00-11.50pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 1997, september 1998, and july 2000, all on bbc 2)
helped into power (1st of 2 episodes in the nazis: a warning from history series) (narrated by samuel west) (written and produced by laurence rees)
including contributions from …
jutta rudiger
fridolin von spaun
alois pfaller, communist youth
eugene levine, communist youth
emil klein, nazi member
bruno hahnel, nazi youth leader
wolfgang teubert, storm trooper
• economst and banker johannes zahn
josef felder, social democratic mp, 1932-33

Today: German citizenship

this morning (tuesday 16th), 8.40-8.43am, on bbc radio 4 (similar interview on newshour on bbc world service radio this afternoon, from 0:45:00 to 0:49:00 at
today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

“The German embassy in London has received several hundred requests from Britons about German citizenship since the EU referendum, including some from descendants of Jewish refugees who fled Nazi Germany. They are looking to use a little known provision in German law which allows for refugees and their descendants to have their citizenship restored.
One of them is the British Jewish author Thomas Harding who has written* about his family’s experience in fleeing from Germany in the 1930s.”

(* see (more…)

Today: Nazi buildings

this morning (monday 2nd), 7.43-7.47am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphrys) includes …

“After World War Two, Germany was left with a significant inheritance of Nazi buildings.
What has happened to them since? We speak to Colin Philpot, author of ‘Relics of the Reich’.”


The House by the Lake

every morning this week (monday 28th to friday 1st), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated at 12.30am)
the house by the lake: a story of germany, by thomas harding (read by david horowitz) (5 episodes) (in the book of the week series)

“In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding travelled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been her ‘soul place’ as a child, she said, a holiday home for her and her family, but much more – a sanctuary, a refuge.


The new German Jews

tomorrow morning (thursday 6th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 7.45pm and 12.30am)
the new german jews (in the germany: memories of a nation series) (more…)

The art that Hitler hated, part 2

tomorrow evening (tuesday 4th), 10.35-11.40pm, on bbc 1
the sins of the fathers (2nd of 2 episodes of the art that hitler hated) presented by alan yentob (part of imagine…series) includes …

“imagine… tells how the end of the war was only the beginning of another battle. In the art world in Germany, it was business as usual.
Many people in museums, galleries and auction houses in Germany remained in their positions when the war was over. So people involved in looting art might now be in charge of deciding whether to return it.
For families, often living in exile, it was an uphill struggle. For them the discovery of the Gurlitt hoard has raised new hopes – and repeated some old disappointments.”


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