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Posts tagged ‘Poland’

We shall not die now

monday january 27th, 100 minutes, online only, at

we shall not die now (2019) (written and directed by ashton gleckman)

including interviews from claude lanzmann’s shoah, and recent interviews from …

• professor michael berenbaum, • professor steve carr, • loha kolesnyk, • jack betteil 96, • son matthew betteil, • anita lasker-wallfisch 93, • frank grunwald, • liberator ben cooper 97, • prosecutor ben ferencz 99, • ben lesser 90, • cantor moshe taube 92, and • liberator ernie lorch 96


W@1: Kawczynski criticised

this afternoon (wednesday 5th), 1.40-1.44pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by sarah montague) concludes with …

“The Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski is facing calls to be suspended by his party after speaking at a National Conservatism conference in Rome. He was talking alongside far-right individuals from across Europe. Fellow Conservatives and leading Jewish and Muslim groups have criticised his decision. The Labour Party says the Tory party whip should be removed.”

including interview with …

lord mann 

(see alsoán-antisemitic-1.496239)


FOOC: Poland v Russia

this morning (saturday 1st), 11.31–11.37am , on bbc radio 4 

from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) leads with …

“But the anniversary was overshadowed by disagreements between Russia and Poland about their respective roles in World War II.”

including report from  …

• bbc reporter adam easton


Remembering Auschwitz

yesterday evening (tuesday 28th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3 

remembering auschwitz (presented by rana mitter) (in the free thinking series)

“• Anne Michaels talks about her 1996 novel, Fugitive Pieces.

The way fiction and history on TV and in books have represented the Holocaust is discussed by • Jewish Chronicle Literary Editor and author Gerald Jacobs, and • historian and documentary maker Laurence Rees.

• Dr Roland Clark from the University of Liverpool shares his research in the fascist past of Romania.

• Professor Anna Prazmowska of the London School of Economics discusses recent Polish history.

Stephen Smith discusses the use of videos to educate children in the work he does as Director of the USC Shoah Foundation.”


Nh: Auschwitz 75

this afternoon (thursday 23rd), 2.36-2.49pm, on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter orla guerin 

• belsen survivor rena quint, author and subject of a daughter of many mothers

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

• historian jan grabowski


W@1: Martin Stern 1

this afternoon (thursday 23rd), 1.00-1.01pm, 1.03-1.05pm, 1.07-1.25pm, and 1.40-1.45pm, on bbc radio 4 

world at one (presented by sarah montague) leads and concludes with…

“The commemoration ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz is under way in Jerusalem. Martin Stern was five years old as he awaited deportation to the death camp.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman 

benjamin netanyahu 

• bbc reporter jonny dymond 

• theresienstadt survivor martin stern 

• historian antony beevor 

(see also and


Today: Mateusz Morawiecki

this morning (thursday 23rd), 6.13-6.16am, 7.04-7.06am, 7.36-7.40am, and 8.06-8.07am, on bbc radio 4 (partly repeated 9.41pm on newshour on bbc world service radio)

today (presented by justin webb and mishal husain) includes…

World leaders are gathering in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, where more than a million people, mostly Jews, were murdered by the Nazis. The Russian and French presidents are attending, as well as the Prince of Wales, making his first visit to the Holy Land. But the ceremony has been overshadowed by the decision of Poland’s president not to attend.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

• bbc reporter jonny dymond

• polish prime minister mateusz morawiecki

(see also



tomorrow afternoon (monday 9th), 2.15-3.00pm, on bbc radio 4 

mira (written by claudine toutoungi) (2nd of 7 dramas in this is your country now too, a series about the experience of child refugees since 1939)

Mira Hamermesh’s real-life story of her escape at fourteen from Nazi-occupied Poland to Palestine, is dramatised from Mira’s memoir The River Of Angry Dogs.


WH: Tehran Children

yesterday morning (wednesday 27th), 10.31-10.41am, on bbc radio 4 

woman’s hour (presented by jane garvey) includes …

“The extraordinary true story of one thousand Polish-Jewish child refugees who escaped the Nazis and found refuge in Iran.”  

including interview with …

mikhal dekel, author of tehran children

(see also


Children of courage 5

tuesday 22nd october, 8.30-8.55pm (repeated 8.35pm sunday), on bbc radio alba 

romek (10) – life in the ghetto (5th of 8 episodes in the children of courage series) (in gaelic and polish, with english subtitles)

The diaries of children from the ghettos are among the most impressive testimonies of the Second World War and the Holocaust.

Romek (10) belongs to a gang of smuggler children. Together with his friend Shlomo, he smuggles his father’s last book out of the ghetto to exchange it for food. From his last run, he brings not only a few potatoes but also some unsettling news: the ghetto is to be closed. His father tries to reassure him, but Romek investigates further in the ghetto, because his mother is very ill.

From Shlomo he learns that the Jews are to be killed in the so-called labour camps.


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