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The Diary of Anne Frank

yesterday afternoon (friday 13th), 2.30-5.15pm, on bbc 2 (repeated from saturday 26th january 2019 and saturday 27th january 2018)

the diary of anne frank (1959), starring millie perkins, joseph schildkraut, and shelley winters (writtenby albert hackett and frances goodrich)

Oscar-winning adaptation of the famous true story.”

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Witness: Danzig 1939

monday 2nd september, 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio 

the outbreak of world war two (in the witness series) 

“On September 1st 1939 German forces invaded Poland. Douglas Slocombe, a British cameraman, was there at the time and filmed the build-up to the war. In 2014 he spoke to Vincent Dowd about what he saw in Gdansk and Warsaw, before escaping from the country.”

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Today/Nh: Renia’s Diary

this morning (wednesday 11th), 8.22-8.27am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.44pm and 9.20pm saturday on newshour on bbc world service radio)

today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) includes…

The secret diary of Renia Spiegel, a Polish teenager who was shot dead by Nazi soldiers in 1942 is being published, having recently been discovered after 70 years lying untouched in a bank vault. Renia’s Diary, A Young Girls Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust,  has been compared to Anne Frank’s diary. In it, she writes about night-time bombing raids, the disappearance of other Jewish families, and the creation of the ghetto.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter rebecca jones

• niece alexandra bellak 

(see also https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49646797)

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Rise of the Nazis 2

this evening (monday 9th), 9.00-10.00pm (repeated saturday 7.30pm), on bbc 2 tv 

rise of the nazis: the first six months in power (narrated by kate fleetwood) (2nd of 3 weekly episodes), including commentary from …

• professor richard evans 

• coommunist and lecturer ash sarkar 

• professor richard overy 

• historian heike gortemaker

• general mike jackson 

• historian christian goeschel 

• historian timothy ryback

At the start of 1933, Hitler is the chancellor of Germany but he does not have absolute power – there is still a democratic parliament beneath him, a head of state above him and the rule of law hanging over him. Hitler sets his sights on dismantling the German state.

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Nh: Nazi design exhibition

this evening (sunday 8th), 9.24-9.28pm, on bbc world service radio

newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

“It sounds like a recipe for disaster – an exhibition about Nazi design in a Dutch city that during the Second World War played host to a notorious SS concentration camp. The exhibition, at the Design Museum in Den Bosch, is called Design of the Third Reich, and it features artwork architecture and media from Nazi Germany, and it has faced opposition: there was a small protest at the opening today, accusing the museum of glorifying fascism.”

including interview with …

• museum director timo de rijk

(for the case against, see https://www.afvn.nl/petitie/)

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Railways of the Holocaust

this evening (saturday 31st), 9.55-11.20pm, on channel 5 tv (repeated from sunday 28th october 2018 and wednesday 23rd january)

railways of the holocaust (presented by chris tarrant) (extended episode) (episode 5, 4th series, of chris tarrant: extreme railways)

“Travelling to Nuremberg, Theresienstadt, Berlin, Gniezno, the Lodz ghetto, and Auschwitz, Chris Tarrant explores the darkest chapter in the history of the railways – their role in the Nazi Holocaust of WWII.”

including interviews with …

• kindertransport child zuzana spitzerova

• theresienstadt deportee helga weissova

• rabbi and railways expert walter rothschild

• railway slave worker, aged 11, arek hersh

bartlomiej grzanka, kulmhof museum

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Twt/Nh: Polish guilt

yesterday evening (thursday 29th), 10.35-10.44pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.20pm and 9.21pm saturday on newshour on bbc world service radio)

the world tonight (presented by chris morris) concludes with …

Did some Poles cooperate with the Germans? Specifically, did any actively participate in the massacre of Jews? And then there’s the issue of land seized by the Nazis – according to the World Jewish Restitution Organisation, tens of thousands of people are still eligible to get compensation for property that was taken, compensation which has never been paid.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter paul moss

• claimant elisabieta fizsowska

• lawyer stefan jetsenno

agnieska haska, polish centre for holocaust research

magdalena pecul-kudelska, campaign group citizens of poland

witold waszczykowski, MEP, former foreign minister, law and justice party

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