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HH: Looted art

this morning (tuesday 7th), 12.49-12.59am (repeated from 3.49pm saturday), on bbc world service radio 

the history hour (presented by max pearson) concludes with …

“The unveiling of looted Nazi art works.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter alex last 

• art expert meike hoffmann 


The Periodic Table 3

yesterday afternoon (sunday 5th), 3.00-4.00pm, on bbc radio 4 

gold cerium sulphur (3rd of 6 episodes of primo levi’s the periodic table) (starring akbar kurtha, henry goodman, and ben crowe)

Gold: The Nazis invade Italy and Primo’s friends are forced to scatter. Primo and Vanda head into the mountains in order to join the partisans.

Cerium: Primo’s training as a chemist helps him to survive the terrible conditions of Auschwitz.

Sulphur: A boilerman saves Primo’s factory from disaster.”


Lien de Jong

this afternoon (wednesday 1st), 12.06-12.43pm (repeated 6.06pm and 3.06am), on bbc world service radio 

outlook (presented by jo fidgen) leads with interviews with …

lien de jong 

bart van es 

Lien de Jong was a young girl living in The Hague in the Netherlands when the Second World War broke out. The country was occupied, and her parents took a desperate decision to protect their child, sending her to live with the Van Es family, passionate anti-Nazis who raised Lien as their own.


The Periodic Table 1

last sunday afternoon (21st june), 3.00-4.00pm, on bbc radio 4 

vanadium, argon, lead (1st of 6 episodes of primo levi’s the periodic table) (starring akbar kurtha and henry goodman

Vanadium: In the course of his work as a chemist in a paint factory in the 1960s, Primo Levi receives a letter from one of the factory’s German clients, signed by a Doktor Muller. Could this be the Doktor Muller who had overseen Levi’s work as a prisoner in the lab at Auschwitz?

Argon: Primo imagines a fantasy meeting with his Piedmontese ancestors, who share a number of characteristics with the noble, rare and inert gases, such as Argon.

Lead: In the ancient world, a prospector travels from northern to southern Europe in search of the valuable, but toxic, lead rock. Read by Paul Copley.”


IOT: Hannah Arendt

this morning (thursday 25th), 9.00-9.45am (with shortened repeat 9.30-10.00pm) (repeated from february 2017), on bbc radio 4

hannah arendt (in the in our time series) (presented by melvyn bragg, with guests • professor lyndsey stonebridge, • frisbee sheffield, and • professor robert eaglestone)

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the political philosophy of Hannah Arendt.


Sunday: Leo’s story

this morning (sunday 21st), 7.14-7.29am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

The Journey – Leo’s story is a new role-play app created by the National Holocaust Centre and Museum on the theme of the Kindertransport. It follows Leo, a young boy forced to flee Nazi Germany.

Two children involved in trialling the app, and chief executive • Marc Cave, talk about how it reveals the true horror faced by German Jews during WWII.”


P4t: Young-Somers 15/6/2020

yesterday morning (monday 15th), on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi debbie young-somers

“This refugee week, I’ll remember my grandmother’s perilous journey.”


Miriam and Youssef 6

this morning (sunday 7th), 8.06-8.33am (repeated from 3.06am 11.32am 4.06pm and 10.06pm wednesday), on bbc world service radio 

the death ships (6th of 10 episodes of miriam and youssef) (written by steve waters)

“6. 1942. Thousands of European Jews attempt to flee persecution from war in unsuitable boats – but the British refuse permission for them to land in Palestine. Meanwhile, Miriam takes up the armed struggle in earnest.”


Kurt Marx

wednesday 27th may, 9.30-9.45am (repeated 8.45pm, and 5.45am saturday), on bbc radio 4

legacy of war 3 (presented by sean bean

Sean Bean presents a series exploring the ways in which wartime experiences have filtered down through the generations.

Kurt Marx came to the UK aboard a Kindertransport in 1939 at the age of 13. His wife Ingrid Marx lived through several years at Auschwitz.”

including contributions from …

kurt marx 

• son michael marx 

• granddaughter johanna marx 


RAF: David Lang

online only, at”david%20lang”

david lang (in the jewish hidden heroes series) (4 videos)

David Lang was born in London in 1934. He was briefly evacuated at the start of the war. but returned to London and Haberdasher’s Boy’s School. He was called up for National Service and travelled widely across the Middle East.”

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