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BOTW: Tippett and Kristallnacht

this morning (wednesday 17th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 

michael tippett (read by oliver soden) (3rd of 5 episodes) (in the book of the week series)

“3. War in Europe approaches and the world turns dark. Tippett composes A Child of Our Time at the height of the Blitz and faces the consequences of his pacifism.”

The work was inspired by events that affected Tippett profoundly: the assassination in 1938 of a German diplomat by a young Jewish refugee, and the Nazi government’s reaction in the form of a violent pogrom against its Jewish population—called Kristallnacht.


HMD: Newsround Special

last monday afternoon (21st january), 4.30-5.00pm, on cbbc tv
holocaust: finding my family (narrated by anthony horowitz) (children’s documentary, in the newsround specials series)

“This is the week of Holocaust Memorial Day, when we remember the millions of people who were murdered in the Holocaust. The programme you’re about to watch is very sad, some of the scenes may be quite upsetting, but I think it’s important to remember what happened. and to remember all the people who died.”

including contributions from …
steven frank, theresienstadt survivor, born 1935, son of amsterdam lawyer and resistance member leonard frank
• granddaughter maggie frank, 14
• amsterdam historian philip
• auschwitz historian agnieszka

PM: Adrian Goldberg: kindertransport

yesterday evening (wednesday 26th), 5.34-5.46pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by carolyn quinn) includes …

Adrian Goldberg is a Radio 5 Live presenter who’s deciding whether to get a German passport in order to remain an EU citizen. Adrian’s father Rudy escaped Nazi Germany as a 13-year-old when his parents, worried about the increasing persecution of Germany’s Jews, found him a place on the kindertransport. Rudy became one of the 10,000 youngsters relocated to families in the UK on the eve of the Second World War …
Today, Adrian tries to understand more about his father’s journey to this country. and what he would make of Adrian’s dilemma.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter adrian goldberg
• historian anthony grenville, chair of the research centre for german and austrian exile studies, university of london, and former consultant editor of the association of jewish refugees journal
ralph stanton (rolf steinberg), kindertransport child, aged 14
ruth jacobs (ruth heber), kindertransport child, innsbruck, aged 10
(see also

HL: Kindertransport 80

tuesday 27th november, 3.11-4.36am, on bbc parliament tv
house of lords 26/11/2018 includes …

Kindertransport Commemoration: ”what plans they have to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the decision to allow Kindertransport children to come to the United Kingdom?”

speeches by baron or baroness …
Dubs (Lab)
Polak (C)
Judd (Lab)
Roberts (LD)
Bishop of Durham
Shinkwin (C)
Henig (Lab)
Alton (XB)
Popat (C)
Dykes (XB)
Beecham (Lab)
Bourne (C)

(transcript at
(if you missed it, available from 2:26:23 to 3:51:00 at

Witness: Oliver Gebhardt

monday 17th january 2011, on bbc world service radio
oliver gebhardt: kindertransport (interviewed by nina robinson) (in the witness series)

“Over 10,000 Jewish children were brought to Britain from Nazi Europe in the months leading up to World War II.
They travelled on trains which became known as the kindertransports.”


Sunday: Kindertransport 80

this morning (sunday 2nd), 7.32-7.38am, on bbc radio 4 (extended version, 11 minutes, online only, at
sunday (presented by emily buchanan) includes …

80 years ago today the first Kindertransport arrived in Harwich bringing 196 children from a Jewish orphanage in Berlin. Rosie Wright hears from Kinder who made that journey to the UK and examines the political debates that took place to allow child immigration into Britain.”

including interviews with …
bob kirk, born rudolf kirchheimer, 1925, hanover
• rabbi bernd koschland, born 1931, furth (near nuremberg)
ann kirk, born hannah kuhn, 1928, berlin

SP: Kindertransport 80

this morning (sunday 2nd), 7.45-7.51am, on bbc radio kent
the sunday programme (presented by mike zloleck) includes …

“Today, it will be 80 years since the first Jewish child refugees arrived in England on what are now known as the kindertransports.“

including interview with …
ian goldsmith, son of bob goldsmith born 1925, hamburg
(see also

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