yesterday morning (tuesday 19th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
the ‘woman in gold’ (presented by louise hidalgo) (in the witness history series)
“The ‘Woman in Gold’ was one of Gustav Klimt‘s most famous paintings. It was a portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, but it was taken from her family by the Nazis and only returned to them after a long legal battle.
Louise Hidalgo has been speaking to • Randol Schoenberg, the young lawyer who took on the case.”
tuesday 29th october, 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
the paris hotel that hosted holocaust survivors (presented by louise hidalgo) (in the witness history series)
“At the end of the Second World War the grand Parisian hotel, the Lutetia, was allocated to receive thousands of prisoners and Nazi concentration camp survivors returning home from across a ravaged Europe.
Louise Hidalgo talks to two people for whom the Hotel Lutetia played a crucial role in 1945: • Maurice Cling, author of un enfant á aushcwitz, and • Christiane Umido who, as a young girl, was reunited there with her father. ”
thursday 28th march, 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
the secret nazi past of kurt waldheim (presented by louise hidalgo) (in the witness history series)
“• Lawyer Eli Rosenbaum, on whose information the New York Times story was based, tells Louise Hidalgo how he helped to expose the truth about Kurt Waldheim’s wartime record and how UN war crimes files naming Kurt Waldheim had lain hidden for decades in the vaults while Waldheim was UN Secretary General.
Kurt Waldheim was standing for election to the Austrian presidency when the allegations first emerged in the New York Times in March 1986.”
last thursday morning (november 22nd), 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio
leila shahid: the last days of yasser arafat (interviewed by louise hidalgo) (in the witness series)
“• Leila Shahid was the Palestinian ambassador to France in 2004, and was with Yasser Arafat during his final days.
French doctors treating him at the military hospital in France where he died said Arafat had an unidentified blood disorder and gave the cause of death as a stroke. Since then there have been allegations that he was poisoned.”
last friday morning (24th august), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
roger george clark – interviewing hitler’s architect (in the witness series) (presented by louise hidalgo)
“Among the leading Nazi inmates in Berlin’s Spandau prison, which was closed in August 1987, was Hitler’s architect and minister of war, Albert Speer. He was the only top Nazi who later apologised for the Holocaust, although he claimed he never knew it was happening.
Louise Hidalgo has been speaking to the journalist Roger George Clark, who interviewed Speer in 1979, a decade after his release, at his home in West Germany.”
(see also http://rogergeorgeclark.com/page3.htm)
this morning (thursday 9th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
israel’s secret peace envoy: ephraim halevy (interviewed by louise hidalgo) (in the witness series)
“In August 1994 Yitzhak Rabin became the first Israeli leader publicly to visit Jordan. But in fact talks had been going on for years. Former head of Mossad, Ephraim Halevy, was Israel’s secret peace envoy. He’s been telling Louise Hidalgo about Rabin and King Hussein of Jordan’s clandestine meetings during the often fraught road to peace.”
this evening (sunday 10th), 10.30-10.39pm, on bbc world service radio
adolf eichmann’s execution (presented by max pearson) (in the the history hour series)
including interview of investigator and auschwitz survivor • michael goldmann-gilead by • louise hidalgo