this afternoon (wednesday 1st), 12.06-12.43pm (repeated 6.06pm and 3.06am), on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by jo fidgen) leads with interviews with …
• lien de jong
• bart van es
“Lien de Jong was a young girl living in The Hague in the Netherlands when the Second World War broke out. The country was occupied, and her parents took a desperate decision to protect their child, sending her to live with the Van Es family, passionate anti-Nazis who raised Lien as their own.
this morning (wednesday 30th), 12.23-12.25am (repeated from 10.06pm on the world tonight, and repeated 6.05am on today), on bbc radio 4
midnight news includes
“The true story of a young Jewish girl who escaped the Holocaust has been named Costa Book of the Year. The Cut-out Girl was written by an Oxford University professor in collaboration with his subject, Lien de Jong, who was 8 years old when she was hidden from the Nazis by a Christian family in Amsterdam.”
every morning this week (monday 6th to friday 10th), 9.45-10.00am (repeated 12.30am), on bbc radio 4
the cut out girl (by bart van es, read by daniel weyman) (abridged by isobel creed and lizzie davies) (5 episodes, in the book of the week series)
”The last time a young Jewish girl called Hesseline – but known as Lien – saw her parents was in The Hague as she was collected at the door by a stranger and taken to a city far away to be hidden from the Nazis.