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Posts tagged ‘Poland’

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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49646797)

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Twt/Nh: Polish guilt

yesterday evening (thursday 29th), 10.35-10.44pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 1.20pm and 9.21pm saturday on newshour on bbc world service radio)

the world tonight (presented by chris morris) concludes with …

Did some Poles cooperate with the Germans? Specifically, did any actively participate in the massacre of Jews? And then there’s the issue of land seized by the Nazis – according to the World Jewish Restitution Organisation, tens of thousands of people are still eligible to get compensation for property that was taken, compensation which has never been paid.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter paul moss

• claimant elisabieta fizsowska

• lawyer stefan jetsenno

agnieska haska, polish centre for holocaust research

magdalena pecul-kudelska, campaign group citizens of poland

witold waszczykowski, MEP, former foreign minister, law and justice party

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6ocn: Polish effigy

this evening (monday 22nd), 6.24-6.26pm, on bbc radio 4

six o’clock news includes …

“The World Jewish Congress has condemned an Easter ritual in a town in Poland, during which an effigy of Judas Iscariot depicted as an Orthodox Jew was hanged beaten and burnt.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter danny eberhart

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Bartok, Beethoven, Szymanowski

yesterday morning (sunday 16th), 1.00-3.00am, on bbc radio 3
bartok, beethoven and szymanowski (presented by john shea) (in the through the night series) includes …

”The 70th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and Israel, marked by a concert given by Israel Camerata Jerusalem.”

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Syrena songs

saturday 4th aug, 2.06-3.00pm (repeated 8.06pm sunday 5th), on bbc world service radio
syrena songs (presented by monica whitlock) (in the music extra series)

Monica Whitlock tells Syrena Rekord’s story and travels to Warsaw to hear from a new generation of musicians recreating Syrena’s sound.
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Outlook: Nelly Ben-Or

this afternoon (tuesday 14th), 12.33-12.50pm (repeated 6.33pm), on bbc world service radio
nelly ben-or (interviewed by saskia edwards) (in the outlook series, presented by jo fidgen)

”During the Holocaust, Nelly Ben-Or was a Jewish child on the run from the Nazis. But she would seek out pianos wherever she could find them, and found a psychological escape in the instrument.”

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Newshour: Polish deception

yesterday evening (thursday 5rh), 9.51-9.56pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“The holocaust remembrance centre in Jerusalem has issued a highy unusual rebuke to the Israeli Prime Minister. Yad Vashem criticised Benjamin Netanyahu for a joint statement he issued with his Polish counterpart which in the words of the historians from Yad Vashem ‘contains grave errors and deceptions, with the possibility of real harm to the historical memory of the holocaust’.”

including interview with …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
(see also https://www.timesofisrael.com/yad-vashem-slams-highly-problematic-israeli-polish-holocaust-statement/)
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