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MN: Kafka ruling

last sunday morning (21st april), 12.23-12.25am, on bbc radio 4 

midnight news includes …

A collection of unpublished writings by Franz Kafka is set to be released after a Swiss court ruled that the papers could be removed from a bank in Zurich and sent to Israel’s National Library.”

including report from …

• bbc reporter richard hamilton

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SR: Kafka’s Last Trial

saturday 26th january, 7.34-7.43pm, on bbc radio 4 

saturday review (presented by tom sutcliffe) includes …

“When Franz Kafka died in 1924, he left instructions that any remaining manuscripts should be burnt. These instructions were not followed and a legal battle ensued to decide to whom they should belong: to the country of his language – Germany, of his birth – Czechoslovakia or his cultural affinities -Israel?. Benjamin Balint‘s book Kafka’s Last Trial follows the machinations of alleged ownership.”

including contributions from …

• writer lynn shepherd

• writer and performer inua ellams

katie puckrik

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OB: Kafka’s Last Trial

sunday 13th january, 4.14-4.23pm (repeated 3.43pm, thursday 17th), on bbc radio 4 

open book (presented by mariella frostrup) includes …

“The question of who has the right to claim Franz Kafka’s literary legacy has been the subject of a fierce and lengthy legal battle which in turn is now the subject of a book. Kafka’s Last Trial by Benjamin Balint combines biography with an account of the legal struggles, and he joins Mariella Frostrup to elaborate.”

including interview with …

benjamin balint, author of kafka’s last trial

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IOT: Kafka’s The Trial

thursday 27th november 2014, 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4

kafka’s the trial (in the in our time series) (presented by melvyn bragg, with • professor elizabeth boa, university of nottingham, • professor steve connor, university of cambridge, • professor ritchie robertson, university of oxford)

“Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Franz Kafka‘s novel of power and alienation ‘The Trial’, in which readers follow the protagonist Joseph K into a bizarre, nightmarish world in which he stands accused of an unknown crime; courts of interrogation convene in obscure tenement buildings; and there seems to be no escape from a crushing, oppressive bureaucracy.

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Today: The Librarian of Auschwitz

yesterday morning (friday 5th), 7.41-7.46am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated tuesday 9th, 7.29am on newsday, and 2.51pm and 9.44pm on newshour, on bbc world service radio)

today (presented by nick robinson and justin webb) includes …

“With about a dozen books, it may well have been the smallest library in the world, but its influence was huge. Incredibly, amd despite the strict surveillance, this secret library flourished inside the Auschwitz concentration camp. One 14-year-old prisoner was entrusted with the task of looking after the books that had been smuggled into the camp. Her name was Dita Kraus. A new book, The Librarian of Auschwitz, tells her extraordinary story.”

including contributions from  … 

• bbc reporter rebecca jones 

• auschwitz survivor dita kraus, 90

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POTW: stolen gravestones

this morning (saturday 12th), 11.52-11.58am, on bbc radio 4
pick of the week (presented by kate adie) concludes with …

A disturbing secret about Prague’s cobblestoned streets.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter rob cameron
leo pavlat, director, prague jewish museum
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Railways of the Holocaust

this evening (sunday 28th), 9.00-10.30pm, on channel 5 tv
railways of the holocaust (presented by chris tarrant) (extended episode) (episode 5, 4th series, chris tarrant: extreme railways)

“Travelling to Nuremberg, Theresienstadt, Berlin, Gniezno, the Lodz ghetto, and Auschwitz, Chris Tarrant explores the darkest chapter in the history of the railways – their role in the Nazi Holocaust of WWII.”

including interviews with …
• kindertransport child zuzana spitzerova
• theresienstadt deportee helga weissova
• rabbi and railways expert walter rothschild
• railway slave worker, aged 11, arek hersh
bartlomiej grzanka, kulmhof museum
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