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Posts tagged ‘Kindertransport’

Sunday: Leo’s story

this morning (sunday 21st), 7.14-7.29am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

The Journey – Leo’s story is a new role-play app created by the National Holocaust Centre and Museum on the theme of the Kindertransport. It follows Leo, a young boy forced to flee Nazi Germany.

Two children involved in trialling the app, and chief executive • Marc Cave, talk about how it reveals the true horror faced by German Jews during WWII.”


P4t: Young-Somers 15/6/2020

yesterday morning (monday 15th), on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by rabbi debbie young-somers

“This refugee week, I’ll remember my grandmother’s perilous journey.”


Kurt Marx

wednesday 27th may, 9.30-9.45am (repeated 8.45pm, and 5.45am saturday), on bbc radio 4

legacy of war 3 (presented by sean bean

Sean Bean presents a series exploring the ways in which wartime experiences have filtered down through the generations.

Kurt Marx came to the UK aboard a Kindertransport in 1939 at the age of 13. His wife Ingrid Marx lived through several years at Auschwitz.”

including contributions from …

kurt marx 

• son michael marx 

• granddaughter johanna marx 


RAF: Albert Waxman

online only, at

albert waxman (in the jewish hidden heroes series) (5 videos, narrated by son alan waxman)

Albert Waxman arrived in England as a teenager on the Kindertransport, having fled Germany following Kristallnacht. He was sent to a hostel in Bradford, learned English and began work in an engineering firm, but was determined to join the RAF. His background, his nationality and his situation were all against him, but through perseverance and chutzpah, he eventually joined up and proved to be a talented and determined student, qualifying as a pilot. In later life his determination, resourcefulness and motivation led to a successful business career and became a prominent philanthropist.”

LW: Hannah Steinberg

this afternoon (friday 13th), 4.17-4.23pm (repeated 8.17pm sunday), on bbc radio 4 

hannah steinberg, b. 16.3.1924, d. 11.12.2019 (part of last word, obituary programme, presented by matthew bannister

“Professor Hannah Steinberg – a pioneer of psychopharmacology – the study of the effects of drugs on the human mind.”

including interview with … 

sandra fraser, former colleague and friend

• professor clare stanford, emeritus professor of neuropharmacology at ucl 



last monday evening (27th january), 7.48–7.57pm, on bbc 1 tv 

inside out london (presented by sean fletcher) concludes with …

“We hear the harrowing stories of some of the Holocaust’s last remaining survivors.”

including contributions from  …

• survivor ruth posner, b.1929

• survivor alicia melamed-adams, b.1927

• survivor renee salt, b. 1929, poland

• survivor edith nissen 

• survivor freddie knoller, b.1921, vienna


Railways of the Holocaust

this evening (wednesday 29th), 10.00-11.35pm, on channel 5 tv (repeated from wednesday 23rd january 2019 and sunday 28th october 2018)

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


HMD: Radio Bristol

this morning (monday 27th), 7.22-7.27am, and 8.23-8.29am, on bbc radio bristol

emma britton includes …

“In 1939, 10 year old Friedel Hollis was sent with the Kindertransport children from Germany to live with the Clayton family in Horfield, Bristol. Her family later died in the Holocaust. Friedel now lives in Bath.”

including interviews with …

• kindertransportee friedel hollis 

nathan hartley, bath interfaith group

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HMD: Radio Ulster

this morning (sunday 26th), 8.41-9.00am and 9.04-9.30am, on bbc radio ulster 

sunday sequence (presented by elaine mcgee) leads with …

Elaine McGee and guests reflect on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the Holocaust and learning lessons from history.”

including contributions from …

• survivor tomi reichental, b. 1935, merasice, slovakia

• dr katy radford, institute for conflict research

• rabbi jonathan romain 

• author and broadcaster mihir bose 


HMD: Songs of Praise

this morning (sunday 26th), 3.05-3.40pm, on bbc 1 tv 

songs of praise: holocaust memorial day (presented by aled jones and pam rhodes)

Songs of Praise visits the National Holocaust Centre and Museum in Nottingham, and the Holocaust Survivors Centre in North London.

including contributions from …

james smith, co-founder, national holocaust centre and museum, nottingham

marigold bentley, quakers in britain 

• kindertransportee ruth barnett, author of person of no nationality

• survivor alicia gornowski

• survivor renie inow

rob thompson, council of christians and jews

diane scupholme, daughter of rev t j stretch, army chaplain present at the liberation of bergen-belsen concentration camp

olivia marks-woldman, ceo, holocaust memorial day trust


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