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ATC: Ellen Davis

this morning (sunday 19th) and next sunday morning, 9.00-9.30am (repeated 5.30am tuesday, and repeated from 2005), on bbc radio wales

holocaust survivor (2 episodes, in the all things considered series) (interviewed by peter baker

“1. Ellen Davis arrived in Swansea as a bewildered 10 year old, having been put on a train in Germany without explanation, forced to leave behind her parents and the brothers and sisters she had cared for all her life. We hear about that traumatic escape, and about the impact of Nazi rule on her young life.

2. Ellen Davis shares her first impression of the childless Jewish couple she was placed with in Swansea, where she still lives.

She recounted her experiences in the book Kerry’s Children and at 91 she continues to speak out.”


FR: Jojo Rabbit

this evening (thursday 2nd), 7.16-7.21pm, on bbc radio 4 

front (presented by samira ahmed, with film critic jason solomons) leads with …

“Taika Waititi’s new film Jojo Rabbit is a satire about a 10-year-old budding Nazi who falls under the spell of his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler, played by the New Zealand writer and director. It stars Scarlett Johansson, Stephen Merchant and first-time child actor Roman Griffin Davis who has been nominated for a Golden Globe.”


Witness: Randol Schoenberg

this morning (thursday 2nd), 9.30-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 19th november on bbc world service radio)

the ‘woman in gold’ (presented by louise hidalgo) (in the witness history series)

“The ‘Woman in Gold’ was one of Gustav Klimt‘s most famous paintings. It was a portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, but it was taken from her family by the Nazis and only returned to them after a long legal battle.

Louise Hidalgo has been speaking to • Randol Schoenberg, the young lawyer who took on the case.”


The Ratline

yesterday evening (friday 27th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc radio 4

the ratline (1st of 2 weekly episodes) (presented by philippe sands) (with letters read by stephen fry and laura linney) (in the intrigue series)

Philippe Sands investigates the mysterious disappearance of senior Nazi Otto Wachter in a story of love, denial and a curious death.


Kindertransport stories

date unknown, on bbc radio 5 live 

kindertransport survivors remember nicholas winton (presented by rhod sharp) (in the up all night series)

“• Renata Laxova and • John Fieldsend were on the last kindertransport train to reach the UK. They pay tribute to organiser Sir Nicholas Winton and tell their stories.“


Not forgotten

last thursday morning (5th december), 11.35-11.58am, on bbc radio 4 

not forgotten (presented by anna freeman) (in the sketches: stories of art and people series) includes …

“Featuring Nudrat Afza, a self-taught photographer documenting the dwindling congregation of Bradford’s last synagogue, and Arek Hersh, a Polish holocaust survivor, whose visit to a secondary school in the Lake District inspired an incredible art project involving six million buttons, one for each person in the Holocaust.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter mair bosworth

• photographer nudrat afza

rudi leavor, leader of the bradford tree of life synagogue

• bbc reporter becky ripley

arek hersh, born 1928, poland

• artist and curator trevor avery 


Train to safety

monday 18th november, 11.45-11.58am (repeated 9.45pm), on bbc radio 4 extra

the train to safety (presented by becca bryers) (in the multi story shorts series) 

“Eva arrived in the UK as a child, fleeing Nazi persecution and hoping to be reunited at a later date with her family in Czechoslovakia. She shares her memories with the grandchildren of another Kindertransportee.”

including contribution from …

eve leadbeater 


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