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Kindertransport stories

date unknown, on bbc radio 5 live 

kindertransport survivors remember nicholas winton (presented by rhod sharp) (in the up all night series)

“• Renata Laxova and • John Fieldsend were on the last kindertransport train to reach the UK. They pay tribute to organiser Sir Nicholas Winton and tell their stories.“

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Gustav and Franziska

this afternoon (sunday 8th), 3.00-3.45pm, on bbc radio 4 

gustav and franziska (starring damian lewis and written by jonathan myerson) (1st of 7 dramas in this is your country now too, a series about the experience of child refugees since 1939)

This is the little-known story of schoolteacher Trevor Chadwick’s part in the saving of 700 Czechoslovakian children who otherwise would have suffered the fate of their parents.

In the days after the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia in March 1939, a Jewish family is faced with a terrible dilemma – save their two children, nine-year-old Gustav and his elder sister Franziska, but maybe never see them again

When they hear of a scheme to get children to London on trains, their mother determines it’s the only way. This Kindertransport scheme, devised by Nicholas Winton, is carried out by two young schoolteachers, Trevor Chadwick, and Beatrice Wellington his Canadian assistant, with more than a little naivety and dogged persistence, amid the chaos of a new Nazi administration.”

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Railways of the Holocaust

this evening (sunday 28th), 9.00-10.30pm, on channel 5 tv
railways of the holocaust (presented by chris tarrant) (extended episode) (episode 5, 4th series, chris tarrant: extreme railways)

“Travelling to Nuremberg, Theresienstadt, Berlin, Gniezno, the Lodz ghetto, and Auschwitz, Chris Tarrant explores the darkest chapter in the history of the railways – their role in the Nazi Holocaust of WWII.”

including interviews with …
• kindertransport child zuzana spitzerova
• theresienstadt deportee helga weissova
• rabbi and railways expert walter rothschild
• railway slave worker, aged 11, arek hersh
bartlomiej grzanka, kulmhof museum
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Sir Nicholas Winton

this evening (wednesday 27th), 10.45-11.45pm, on bbc 1
children saved from the nazis: the story of sir nicholas winton (presented by gavin esler) (more…)

Thought for the day: Chief Rabbi

last friday morning (3rd july), on bbc radio 4
thought for the day for the 70th anniversary of the relief of bergen-belsen with chief rabbi ephraim mirvis (part of the today programme) (more…)

Last Word: Sir Nicholas Winton

yesterday afternoon (friday 3rd), 4.02-4.09pm, on bbc radio 4
last word (obituary programme, presented by matthew bannister) leads with …

Sir Nicholas Winton who saved 669 children from the advancing Nazis in Czechoslovakia.”

including contributions from …
• son nick winton
vera gissing (more…)

HARDtalk: Sir Nicholas Winton, 105

yesterday evening (thursday 2nd), 9.30-9.55pm, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80 or 130)
hardtalk: sir nicholas winton, 105 (repeated from november 2014) (more…)

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