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Rudi Cohn

yesterday morning (sunday 1st), 8.28-8.45am, on bbc radio 2
good morning sunday (presented by clare balding) includes …

“Clare’s guest is the author Karen Millie-James, whose latest book explores two Holocaust survivors’ hunt for justice, and is based on her father, Rudi Cohn, who arrived on the kindertransport aged 12.”



Witness: Alf Dubs

thursday 16th march, 8.50-9.00am (repeated 1.50pm), on bbc radio 4
alf dubs: the germans occupy prague (in the witness series) (presented by louise hidalgo) (more…)

Lord Dubs

tonight (sunday 19th), 11.48-11.57pm, on bbc world service radio
the history hour (presented by max pearson) includes …

Louise Hidalgo talks to the British Lord who fled the Nazis in Czechoslovakia as a six year old on the Kindertransport.”

(if you miss it, available from 0:42:10 to 0:51:00 at

HMD: Bristol

last friday morning (27th january), 7.05-7.15am, and 8.05-8.15am, on bbc radio bristol
emma britton includes …

“Escaping the Holocaust: In June 1939, Hella Hewison, 12, was sent from Germany on the Kindertransport to Bristol.
Her parents were murdered in the Holocaust, but Hella was taken in by a family in Knowle.
She told her story of growing up in Bristol during the war, and what happened to her parents to BBC Radio Bristol’s Jonathan Holmes.”

including interview with …
marian liebmann, of the bristol holocaust memorial day organising committee (more…)

HMD: Bernd Koschland

last sunday morning (22nd january), 8.38-8.47am, on bbc radio 2
clare balding’s sunday best (part of good morning sunday)

“To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Angie Greaves speaks to two survivors of genocide …
Second, Bernd Koschland arrived on the Kindertransport but initially struggled to embrace his faith when living with a non-Jewish family.”


Sunday: hologram testimony

yesterday morning (sunday 4th), 7.25-7.32am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

“The National Holocaust Centre has just opened an interactive exhibit called ‘The Forever Project’. It displays Holocaust survivors as 3D laser projections which answer questions from visitors.
Bob Walker has been to test it out.”

including contributions from …
joan salter (belgium, 1940)
phil lyons, chief executive, national holocaust centre
• kinder bernard grunberg (lingen, germany, 1923)
chris walker, managing director of bright white (more…)

Profile: Lord Dubs

last sunday afternoon (8th may), 5.40-5.55pm, on bbc radio 4
lord dubs (presented by mark coles) (in the profile series)

“Born in 1932, Alfred Dubs came to the UK as a 6 year old, from Czechoslovakia on the ‘Kindertransport’.
He studied at the London School of Economics and had a career in marketing, before working as a local councillor. He was elected as an MP in 1979.
This spring he introduced an amendment, in the House of Lords, to the government’s immigration bill. He called on David Cameron to allow 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children into the UK from Europe. This week, the Prime Minister agreed to allow some children to enter.
Friends and political opponents describe Lord Dubs as persuasive and determined. The programme speaks to friends, tennis partners and those who’ve been dragged up mountains by him.”

including contributions from …
frank judd
diane hayter
john o’farrell of spitting image
barbara winton, daughter of sir nicholas winton
david hume, neighbour
• sir roger gale mp
(if you missed it, available at

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