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After Hitler 1

yesterday evening (thursday 14th), 10.30-11.15pm, on bbc alba tv (repeated from november 2017)

after hitler 1 (1st of 2 weekly episodes) (in gaelic, with english subtitles)

“These two programmes compile unseen Russian, British, German, French, Canadian and American archives and unique images of daily life of the people that were caught up in this aftermath.

… A shattered Europe had to rebuild, heal its wounds, and deal with the fall-out from a barbarous conflict, whilst sketching the outlines of its future. Millions of men and women who had been deported, interned, or subjected to forced labour, waited for months to return to their homelands and for many civilians, the aftermath of the war was even more brutal than the conflict itself.”


Newshour: Einstein letter

this afternoon (tuesday 13th), 2.54-2.59pm on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) concludes with …

”Long before the rise of Adolf Hitler, Germany was a dangerous place to be Jewish. In 1922, the eminent German scientist Albert Einstein was very much aware of the gathering clouds in a letter written to his sister Maya, and which is to be auctioned today in Jerusalem.”

including interview with …
• professor hanoch gutfreund, director, einstein centre, hebrew university of jerusalem

Art of Germany 3

this evening (monday 3rd), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated 3.00am) (repeated from june 2015 and december 2010)
in the shadow of hitler (presented by andrew graham-dixon) (3rd of 3 episodes of the art of germany series)

Andrew Graham-Dixon concludes his exploration of German art by investigating the dark and difficult times of the 20th century.

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’.”


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