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Witness: Hitler’s secretary

this morning (monday 4th), 8.50-9.00am (repeated 1.50pm, and at 12.50pm on outlook), on bbc world service radio
traudl junge: the death of hitler (in the witness series)

“A first-hand account of Hitler from our archives. • Traudl Junge worked as a secretary for the German Nazi leader. She was in the bunker in Berlin when he killed himself in 1945 as the Red Army closed in. She spoke to • Zina Rohan for the BBC in 1989.”


HMD: Newsround Special

last monday afternoon (21st january), 4.30-5.00pm, on cbbc tv
holocaust: finding my family (narrated by anthony horowitz) (children’s documentary, in the newsround specials series)

“This is the week of Holocaust Memorial Day, when we remember the millions of people who were murdered in the Holocaust. The programme you’re about to watch is very sad, some of the scenes may be quite upsetting, but I think it’s important to remember what happened. and to remember all the people who died.”

including contributions from …
steven frank, theresienstadt survivor, born 1935, son of amsterdam lawyer and resistance member leonard frank
• granddaughter maggie frank, 14
• amsterdam historian philip
• auschwitz historian agnieszka

Adolf & Eva

this evening (saturday 5th), 10.00-11.55pm (followed by bog bodies secrets revealed) (repeated from monday 29th augusy 2016, when it was balanced by being followed by schindler’s list), on channel 5 tv
adolf & eva: love & war (2001) (compilation of original footage, narrated by michael kitchen and gitta sereny)

Part-dramatised documentary examining the intimate relationship between Adolf Hitler and his mistress Eva Braun, and the control she had over the Fuhrer and his Nazi Party.”
Home footage plus reenactments of the life & times of Hitler with his mistress, Eva Braun. Their early days of happiness followed by long separations due the war causing much loneliness for Eva. Up until their suicides in the Bunker as the war was drawing to its inevitable conclusion.”

includes contributions from …
• housekeeper herbert dohring • bodyguard rochus misch • maid gretl mitlestrasser • telephonist alfons schulz • eva’s cousin gertraud weisker


every morning this week (monday 29th to friday 2nd), 6.00-6.30am (repeated 1.00pm, 8.00pm, and 1.00am), on bbc radio 4 extra (repeated from july 2013, may 2012, july 2010, september 2009, and march 2008, and from 1998 on bbc radio 4)
fatherland (5 episodes) (written by former bbc reporter robert harris) (starring anton lesser, andrew sachs, and ned sherrin)

“1. Hitler has won the war. and the totalitarian Nazi regime in Germany has a terrible secret it needs to hide at all costs.

Conflict of Doves

last saturday evening (18th november), 6.00-7.30pm, on bbc radio 4 extra (repeated from 1986 on bbc radio 4)
conflict of doves (by david buck)

“The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games was conceived by Hitler as a public display of Aryan superiority to be captured on film by Leni Riefenstahl. But the emergence of the black athletes threw the Nazi leadership into confusion as they tried every way to lessen the impact – and to undermine the true sporting spirit of the Games.”


Death of Hitler

tonight (friday 17th), 11.05pm-12.00, on channel 5 tv (repeated from friday 12th december 2015)
the death of hitler (in the conspiracy series)

Did Hitler really die in 1945?


Hitler comedy award

Heidi Regan wins the bbc radio comedy award 2017 with a tastless-6-minute sketch entirely about Hitler:
yesterday evening (sunday 13th), 6.37-6.43pm, and 7.39-7.44pm, on bbc radio 4
bbc new comedy award, final, 2017 (presented by mark watson, with judges jenny eclair, hugh dennis and sioned williams) includes heidi regan‘s winning sketch …

Hugh Dennis: “I thought it was a fantastically confident set, and also think it just took us to a very very weird place, which is what I really liked about it, and I liked the narrative of it, and I just thought it was great”
Sioned Wiliam: “we loved the writing, we loved the distinctiveness of it, and that it felt so original, and unlike anything that any of us has ever heard before

(if you missed it, available from 0:22:00 to 0:28:00 at and from 0:24:30 to 0:29:00 at

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