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HMD: Susan Pollack

this morning (sunday 22nd), 11.37-11.57am, on bbc radio scotland
sunday morning with … (presented by cathy macdonald) concludes with …

“This Friday marks Holocaust Memorial Day.
Cathy speaks to • Susan Pollack who retells her powerful personal story of survival in the concentration camps of the Second World War.”

(see also and (more…)


Rudolf Kastner (2 of 2)

tomorrow morning (thursday 24th), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
setting the past free (presented by mark lawson) (2nc of 2 weekly episodes)

“In part 2, Mark Lawson talks to those within Israel – including • the playwright Motti Lerner, • the Chief Historian of Yad Vashem Professor Dina Porat, and • the literary critic Professor Dan Laor – who have wrestled with Kastner’s story and the issues it raises.”


Rudolf Kastner (1 of 2)

tomorrow morning (thursday 17th), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
setting the past free (presented by mark lawson) (1st of 2 weekly episodes)

For some Rudolf Kastner is a hero, for others a traitor. Mark Lawson explores the cultural retellings of a story that began in Nazi occupied Hungary in 1944.


Witness: Raoul Wallenberg

this morning (friday 16th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
the mystery of raoul wallenberg (presented by alex last) (in the witness series)
including contributions from …
per anger, swedish diplomat in germany
tommy lapid
annette lantos
• professor guy von dardel, younger half-brother of wallenberg (more…)

Newshour: Jobbik

this evening (thursday 9th), 9.19-9.26pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) includes …

Tim Franks reports on the rise of the ultra-nationalist party Jobbik

including interviews with …
márton gyöngyösi, deputy parliamentary leader of jobbik

(0:17:36) “It’s a very unusual event, when the World Jewish Congress holds its Annual Conference outside of Israel where it should belong but it comes to Hungary. I mean, I cannot see it in anything else than sheer provocation.”

rabbi ferenc raj, from the jewish community centre in budapest (more…)

Veronica van Heyningen

this evening (tuesday 1st), 9.30-10.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from this morning, 9.00am)
veronica van heyningen interviewed by jim al khalili (in the life scientific series) (more…)

Ivan Fischer: Hungary’s crusading conductor

this afternoon (monday 17th), 1.45-2.00pm on bbc radio 4:
hungary’s crusading conductor (episode 1 of 5 of europe’s trouble-makers)

“In Hungary, Lucy Ash meets Ivan Fischer – the conductor and composer who is holding up a mirror to Hungarian society and using culture to expose growing racial intolerance.
The success of the extreme right wing party Jobbik in the 2010 elections prompted him to write an opera denouncing anti-Semitism. (more…)

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