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Outlook: Jonas Noreika

this afternoon (thursday 14th), 12.06-12.29pm (repeated 6.06pm), on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by emily webb) leads with …

“Growing up in the United States, Silvia Foti couldn’t have been more proud of her Lithuanian heritage, in particular her grandfather, Jonas Noreika. Silvia’s family had crossed the Atlantic after the Second World War but she always knew that, back in Lithuania, her grandfather was seen as a war hero. She’d been told that he’d been executed at the age of 37 for standing up to the Soviet regime and trying to lead a rebellion against their occupation of Lithuania. Silvia tells Emily Webb how a chance conversation on a trip to Lithuania made her question everything she’d learnt about her past.”

including interviews with …
silvia foti
grant gochin

Story of the Jews 4

this evening (tuesday 24th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 2013 on bbc 2):
the story of the jews: over the rainbow (episode 4 of 5)

Sara Ginaite

this afternoon (tuesday 28th), 12.04-12.15pm, on bbc radio 4
sara ginaite: lithuanian jewish partisan (in the witness series) (presented by alex last)

“The story of Sara Ginaite, a young Jewish Lithuanian who escaped the ghetto in the city of Kaunas to join communist partisans in the forest. She speaks about her life on the frontline of the battle against the Nazis.”


Sara Ginaite

last tuesday morning (november 13th), 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio (repeated in the history hour on sunday evening)
sara ginaite: lithuanian jewish partisan (presented by alex last) (in the witness series)

Resisting the Nazis in Lithuania:
During World War Two, a young Jewish woman, Sara Ginaite, escaped from the Kaunas Ghetto in Lithuania to fight the Nazis,
With her husband Misha, she joined a detachment of communist-led partisans in the Rudnicki forest.
They took part in the liberation of Vilnius, where she was famously photographed by a Soviet officer.
Now 92, Sara speaks to Alex Last.”

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3 stories of remembrance

tomorrow evening (wednesday 28th), 10.45-11.15pm, on bbc 1
the holocaust: a story of remembrance (narrated by lesley sharp, and produced and directed by anna cox) (part of holocaust memorial season) (more…)

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