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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.“


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.”


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

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…)

Sir Nicholas Winton dies

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 1st), 5.49-5.54pm, and this morning (thursday 2nd), 7.39-7.41am, and 8.18-8.24am, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) and today (presented by john humphries and sarah montague) include …

Caroline Quinn talked to Dame Stephanie Shirley last year.”
Sir Nicholas Winton, a British humanitarian who helped save 669 mainly Jewish children from the Holocaust, has died at the age of 106.
Born to German Jewish parents, he was in Nazi-occupied Prague in 1938 when it became apparent to him that Jews staying in Czechoslovakia would be sent to concentration camps. Almost single-handedly, he found homes in Britain for Jewish children and arranged their safe passage by train, an operation known as the Kindertransport. For years, he kept quiet about his achievement.
John Humphreys spoke to Sir Nicholas in October last year.”
Barbara Winton is Sir Nicholas’ daughter and wrote the story of his life ‘If it’s Not Impossible…: The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton’, and Lord Alf Dubs is a Labour peer who left Prague on one of Winton’s Kindertransport as a child and became a friend of Nicholas Winton”


Saved by Sir Nicholas

last tuesday morning (9th june), 7.00am, for 24 minutes, on bbc radio berkshire
saved by sir nicholas (on the andrew peach show)

“The people saved from the Holocaust by Sir Nicholas Winton tell their stories”

with contributions from …
john fieldsend
islana marishova
milena grenfell-baines (see also
ruth halova
leah lesser (more…)

Kindertransport: Barbara Winton and Lord Alf Dubs

tomorrow morning (wednesday 21st), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (partially repeated at 9.30pm)
midweek (presented by libby purves) includes …

Barbara Winton is the daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton who orchestrated the Kindertransport, a rescue mission in which 669 children were evacuated from Czechoslovakia in 1938 and 1939.
Barbara’s biography tells the story of her father’s daring plan to transport mainly Jewish children to be placed with foster parents in the UK.
One of the children was six-year-old Alf Dubs, now Lord Alf Dubs.
Sir Nicholas has received several honours including a knighthood and the Czech Republic’s highest civilian honour – the Order of the White Lion. If it’s not Impossible – The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton is published by Matador.”


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