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Posts tagged ‘Kindertransport’

Today: Paul Alexander

yesterday morning (saturday 16th), 8.49-8.55am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by matthew price and john humphrys) includes …

“Tomorrow, an 80-year-old man will get on a bicycle in Berlin and over 6 days he will cycle the 600 miles to London.
Paul Alexander will be repeating a journey he made by train as a 1-year-old as a Jewish baby on the eve of World War 2, put on board by his distraught mother, who along with thousands of other parents sent their children from Nazi-occupied Europe to the safety of Britain.”

including interview with …
paul alexander
• grandson daniel alexander
• son nadav alexander
(see also https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/kindertransport-youngest-paul-alexander-cycle-berlin-london-world-jewish-relief-1.465410 and https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-44446747)
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The last train

this morning (tuesday 27th), 11.00am (repeated 9.00pm), on bbc radio 4 extra (repeated from december 2014 on bbc radio 4)
the last train (by jo baker) (read by bryony hannah)

“Vienna 1939:. Leah is hurried through the streets by her mother to try and catch the last Kindertransport out of the city.”
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Children of the holocaust

this evening (saturday 27th), 7.00-8.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from 27th january 2015) (extended repeat from 15th january 2015, 15th october 2014, and 12th september 2014, on bbc 2, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01zx5g7)
the children of the holocaust

Eyewitness accounts from history, brought to life in animation for a young audience”

including live interviews with …
ruth rogoff (1933), from zwickau
martin kapel (1930), from leipzig
trude silman (1929), from bratislava
heinz skyte (1920), from fuerth
arek hersh (1928), from sieradz
suzanne rappaport-ripton (1936), from paris

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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.”

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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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04wkryb#playt=42m10s)

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…)

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