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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…)

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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”

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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 http://www.jewishtelegraph.com/prof_76.html)
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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