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Auschwitz tailors

this morning (monday 2nd), 10.12-10.18am, on bbc radio 4
woman’s hour (presented by jane garvey) includes …

“The dress historian • Lucy Adlington has written a novel for young adults entitled ‘Red Ribbon‘.
It is inspired by the real female prisoners who worked in the tailoring studio at camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
They were tasked with making stylish clothes for Hedwig Hoss, the wife of the Nazi commander, as well as the wives of other male officers.”

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Rudi Cohn

yesterday morning (sunday 1st), 8.28-8.45am, on bbc radio 2
good morning sunday (presented by clare balding) includes …

“Clare’s guest is the author Karen Millie-James, whose latest book explores two Holocaust survivors’ hunt for justice, and is based on her father, Rudi Cohn, who arrived on the kindertransport aged 12.”

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Photography: Bergen-Belsen

last wednesday evening (20th september), 11.00pm-12.00, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from monday 13th march)
britain in focus: a photographic history (2nd of 3 episodes) (presented by eamonn mccabe) concludes with …

“… shocking images of Bergen-Belsen

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Today: Pino Lella

this morning (wednesday 30th), 8.18-8.25am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and nick robinson) includes …

“A Hollywood film is to be made of little known war hero Pino Lella’s life.
91-year-old Lella was 17 when he risked his life to smuggle Jews out of Mussolini’s Italy, before spying on the Nazis while employed as a driver for a German general.”

including interview with …
mark sullivan, author of beneath a scarlet sky
• son michael lella (more…)

Afterworld

every night this week (monday 28th to friday 1st), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 4
afterworld (read by allan corduner) (by anthony doerr) (5 episodes)

“Esther, who is an epileptic, escaped Nazi Germany when she was a child and has lived contentedly in Ohio with her husband and their son. Now 85, her fits have intensified and she is haunted by visions of her childhood friends from the orphanage she grew up in. They appear to be calling to her, as memories from her past flood in.”

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Frankfurt war crimes trials

this morning (monday 28th), 12.20-12.29am, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson) includes …

“When Germany put Nazis on trial: • Gerhard Wiese, a junior prosecutor at the Frankfurt war crimes trials, is interviewed by • Lucy Burns

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Today: Tom Stoppard at 80

this morning (saturday 1st), 8.21-8.30am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague and mishal husain) includes …

“Sir Tom Stoppard will be 80 years old on Monday … He was born Tomas Straussler in what was then Czechoslovakia, arriving here as a child after fleeing the Nazis. When we spoke at his home in North London, very close to the Grenfell tower, I asked him if he remembered seeing England for the first time.”

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