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LW: Claude Lanzmann

this evening (sunday 24th), 8.45-8.52pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 4.17pm on thursday)
last word (obituary programme, presented by matthew bannister) includes …

Claude Lanzmann, the French film maker best known for Shoah, the nine and a half hour documentary about the holocaust.
Born 27 November 1925; died 5 July 2018, aged 92.”

including interview with …
• dr daniel lee of sheffield university.
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Nazi gold train

yesterday evening (sunday 8th), 10.30-11.30pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from july 2017, and from october 2016 on bbc 2)
hunting the nazi gold train (presented by dan snow)

“In August 2015, two amateur researchers declared they had found a lost Nazi train buried in a railway cutting near Walbrzych, southern Poland. Better still, they believed the train might be loaded with gold, armaments or precious treasure, all left behind by the Nazis at the end of WWII.
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Newshour: Daniel Cordier

this afternoon (sunday 8th), 1.25-1.27pm (repeated 9.25pm), on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes interview with …
• french resistance hero daniel cordier

“But then, as I was walking to this little bistro where I was to meet my courier, I saw coming up the Champs-Elysee towards me a man of about 60 and a boy of about 3 or 14. and over their chest they had a board, and on the board was written the word ‘Juif.”

(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44723996)
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Newshour: Polish deception

yesterday evening (thursday 5rh), 9.51-9.56pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“The holocaust remembrance centre in Jerusalem has issued a highy unusual rebuke to the Israeli Prime Minister. Yad Vashem criticised Benjamin Netanyahu for a joint statement he issued with his Polish counterpart which in the words of the historians from Yad Vashem ‘contains grave errors and deceptions, with the possibility of real harm to the historical memory of the holocaust’.”

including interview with …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
(see also https://www.timesofisrael.com/yad-vashem-slams-highly-problematic-israeli-polish-holocaust-statement/)
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Newshour: Claude Lanzmann dies

this afternoon (thursday 5th), 2.24-2.29pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“The French intellectual giant Claude Lanzmann has died. He was 92 years old. He spent his teenage years fighting in the French resistance, in the Second World War. He was Simone de Beauvoir’s lover, and a friend of the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. His towering achievement was his 1985 nine-and-a-half-hour film called Shoah.”

including interview with …
adam benzine, producer of spectres of the shoah
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Newshour: Cleaning stolpersteine

this evening (monday 2nd), 9.45-9.49pm, on bbc world service radio, and online in video at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-44660049/this-man-is-cleaning-all-388-holocaust-plaques-in-his-city
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“In recent years, many towns in central Europe have started placing stolpersteine, small memorials on their streets in memory of Jews and other victims of Nazi atrocities. In the Austrian city of Salszburg, there are 388 of them. Over the years, many have been damgaged by wear and tear or the weather, but now a 79-year-old pensioner, Gerhard Geier, has started to renovate them.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter bethany bell
gerhard geier
• historian gert kerschbaumer
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Newshour: Poland and the holocaust

this afternoon (wednesday 27th), 2.24-2.29pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

The Polish government is proposing an amendment to a controversial holocaust law that was criticised by Israel and the Untied States, by imposing jail terms on anyone ascribing co-responibility of the Polish state for Nazi war crimes.
Why is Poland’s relationship with the holocaust such a sensitive issue?”

including interview with …
• historian adam zamoyski
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