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Witness: Stephanie Shirley

wednesday 28th august, 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio

the kindertransport children who fled the nazis  (presented by mike lanchin) (in the witness history series)

“In the months leading up to outbreak of World War Two in September 1939, some 10,000 unaccompanied children were sent by their parents out of Germany and Austria, to safety in the UK. Many of them never saw their families again.

Dame Stephanie Shirley was just five years old when she and her older sister were put on a train by their mother in Vienna. She has been telling Mike Lanchin about arriving in a foreign land as a little girl.”

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Kindertransport & Syrians

this afternoon (tuesday 24th), 4.00-4.30pm (repeated from 16th august), on bbc radio 4 

the syrians and the kindertransport (presented by nikki tapper)

Ruth Shire is 98 and Lia Lesser is 88, and they are both Jewish. Louai and Murad are in their 30s and are both Muslims. Despite those obvious differences, these four people have much in common – especially their experience of having to flee the countries they grew up in because of war [sic].

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Lost Films of WW2

this evening (thursday 5th), 9.19-9.23pm, on bbc 4 tv 

lost films of world war 2 (1st of 2 episodes) includes …

“More than 10,000 children were rescued from the Nazis. Some of them were sent to Yealand Manor School, including Renata Polger and Joachim Litteck.”

(see also page 230-231 of https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1313&context=quakerstudies)

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HARDtalk: Steve Shirley

this morning (monday 2nd), 12.30-12.55am (repeated 2.30am 4.30am and 12.30am), on bbc news tv (and repeated 4.06am and 8.06pm on bbc world service radio

dame stephanie shirley – IT entrepreneur and philanthropist (interviewed by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

“Eighty years ago, hundreds of Jewish children were smuggled** out of Nazi occupied Europe by train in a covert** humanitarian mission which became known as the ‘kindertransport’.

Stephen Sackur speaks to Dame Stephanie Shirley, who was one of those children. She went on to live an extraordinary life of achievement and philanthropy, blazing a trail for women in business, science and technology.

What lessons can we learn from a woman determined to make the most of a life so nearly extinguished in childhood?”

[** I have no idea why the BBC, and Stephen Sackur, are saying this]

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Kindertransport & Syrians

this morning (friday 16th), 11.00-11.30am, on bbc radio 4 

the syrians and the kindertransport (presented by nikki tapper)

Ruth Shire is 98 and Lia Lesser is 88, and they are both Jewish. Louai and Murad are in their 30s and are both Muslims. Despite those obvious differences, these four people have much in common – especially their experience of having to flee the countries they grew up in because of war [sic].

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P4t: Goldberg 18/4/2019

this morning (thursday 18th), 5.46-5.49am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi alex goldberg

Passover: ‘Freedom is precious and we must make the most of it’.”

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SH: Anne Senchal

last wednesday morning (6th march), 8.23-8.28am, on bbc 2 tv
see hear (presented by yvonne cobb and julian peedle-calloo) concludes with …

Deaf Holocaust survivor Anne Senchal, who grew up in Germany under Nazi rule before fleeing to safety in the UK.”

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