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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

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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

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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.


Today/Nh: Renia’s Diary

this morning (wednesday 11th), 8.22-8.27am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.44pm and 9.20pm saturday on newshour on bbc world service radio)

today (presented by nick robinson and john humphrys) includes…

The secret diary of Renia Spiegel, a Polish teenager who was shot dead by Nazi soldiers in 1942 is being published, having recently been discovered after 70 years lying untouched in a bank vault. Renia’s Diary, A Young Girls Life in the Shadow of the Holocaust,  has been compared to Anne Frank’s diary. In it, she writes about night-time bombing raids, the disappearance of other Jewish families, and the creation of the ghetto.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter rebecca jones

• niece alexandra bellak 

(see also


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