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BC: Kalman Aron

yesterday evening (saturday 6th), 11.49-11.54pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 11.49am today)
boston calling (presented by marco werman) includes …

Saul Gonzalez meets Kalman Aron, 93, who survived the Holocaust by drawing portraits of his Nazi guards

including interviews with …
kalman aron
• biographer susan beilby magee
• fourth wife miriam aron


Today: Carl Lutz

this morning (thursday 4th), 6.53-6.58am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 2,24pm and 9.43pm on newshour on bbc world service radio)
today (presented by carrie gracie) includes …

Carl Lutz, was Switzerland’s vice consul in Budapest from 1942 to 1945,
He persuaded the Germans to let him issue diplomatic letters of protection, 8,000 of them. He then applied the letters not to individuals, as the Germans had intended, but to entire families. And once he reached 7,999, he simply started again at number 1, hoping the Nazis would not notice the duplication.
Historians estimate the letters saved up to 62,000 people.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter imogen foulkes
• historian charlotte schallie
agnes hirschi, b 1936, his jewish stepdaughter
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Twt: Susan Pollack

this evening (tuesday 26th), 10.23-10.25pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by paul moss) includes …

Susan Pollack spent six days crammed into a cattle truck taking more than four hundred thousand Jews rounded up in Hungary in the spring and summer of 1944. When the doors were opened, they found themselves at Auschwitz.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter alan little
• survivor susan pollack

Esther Simpson

tomorrow evening (monday 25th), 7.30-8.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from may 2017)
miss simpson’s children (presented by david edmonds) (more…)

HARDtalk: Ben Ferencz

tomorrow morning (monday 25th), 8.06-8.30am (repeated 11.06pm) (repeated from march 2017), on bbc world service radio
ben ferencz, prosecutor at the nuremberg nazi trials (presented by zeinab badawi) (in the hardtalk series)

Mourning without a body

yesterday afternoon (monday 13th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
death rituals in the absence of a body (presented by ernie rea) (in the beyond belief series) with …
• dr miri freud-kandel, fellow in modern judaism at the oxford centre for hebrew and jewish studies
• professor douglas davies, director of the centre for death and life studies at the university of durham
• dr chetna kang, consultant psychiatrist and hindu priest (more…)

Today: Ron Jones

this morning (tuesday 31st), 7.42-7.47am, on bbc radio 4 on newshour on bbc world service radio)
today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

Ron Jones from Newport is still selling poppies for The Royal British Legion at the age of 100. He tells us about his life and why he is so committed to his job, in a story which starts with his imprisonment at Auschwitz concentration camp.”


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