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Posts tagged ‘Hungary’

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


David Gur

last wednesday morning (25th october), 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio (repeated in the history hour on sunday 29th)
david gur: the fake IDs that saved jewish lives (presented by mike lanchin) (in the witness series) (more…)

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…)

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