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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 and


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.”

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
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


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…)

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