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Posts tagged ‘Poland’

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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Newshour: Poland and the holocaust

this afternoon (wednesday 27th), 2.24-2.29pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

The Polish government is proposing an amendment to a controversial holocaust law that was criticised by Israel and the Untied States, by imposing jail terms on anyone ascribing co-responibility of the Polish state for Nazi war crimes.
Why is Poland’s relationship with the holocaust such a sensitive issue?”

including interview with …
• historian adam zamoyski
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HC: Polish anti-defamation law

last saturday morning (9th june), 5.56-7.25am, on bbc parliament tv
westminster hall debates 5/6/2018 includes …

Polish anti-defamation law

speeches by …
Alex Sobel (Lab)
Daniel Kawczynski (C)
Stephen Pound (Lab)
John Mann (Lab)
Louise Ellman (Lab)
Peter Grant (SNP)
Khalid Mahmood (Lab)
Harriett Baldwin (C)
intervention by …
Gregory Campbell (DUP)

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2018-06-05/debates/51805DA8-4804-4BC9-AC26-FF8F34B5E63C/PolishAnti-DefamationLaw)
(if you missed it, available from 0:01:13 to 1:30:30 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b62brl/westminster-hall-09062018)

Newshour: Ronen Bergman

this evening (saturday 17th), 9.20-9.25pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) includes …

Poland’s controversial WW2 death camps law

including interview with …
• israeli journalist ronen bergman
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FOOC: Polish holocaust law

yesterday morning (saturday 10th), 11.45-11.51am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

“An assault on freedom of speech or an attempt to protect a nation’s dignity? Adam Easton explores the controversy around a new law in Poland which proposes prison sentences for anyone blaming the country for Nazi crimes against Jews.”
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Newshour: Polish holocaust law

this afternoon (tuesday 6th), 2.42-2.48pm, on bbc world service radio (repeated 10.35pm on the world tonight on bbc radio 4)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“Poland’s president, Andrzej Duda, has said he will sign into law a controversial anti-defamation bill that-imposes maximum three-year prison sentences on people who accuse the Polish nation or state of co-responsinility for Nazi crimes.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter adam easton
marek magierowski, polish deputy foreign minister
konstanty gebert columnist, gazeta wyborcza
michael tremblaj, museum of the history of polish jews
anna chipczynska, president of the jewish community of warsaw
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