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Posts tagged ‘Kindertransport’

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


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]


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].


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’.”


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.”


Newsnight: Ian Austin speaks

yesterday evening (friday 22nd), 10.34-10.39pm, on bbc 2 tv (partly repeated 12.06-12.08am on midnight news on bbc radio 4)
newsnight (presented by kirsty wark) includes …

“Former Labour MP Ian Austin on Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semitism.”

including interview with …
ian austin mp

HMD: Oxfordshire

this morning (sunday 27th), 8.09-8.21am, on bbc radio oxfordshire (partly repeated on video at
sophie law leads with …

Holocaust Memorial Day: I’ve invited 92-year-old Kenneth Appel from Oxfordshire to tell you his story. He was a kindertransport child, and found refuge from the Nazis here in the UK.”

including interviews with …
kenneth appel
john dunston. conductor of the oxfordshir choir

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