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The Windermere Children: In their own words

yesterday evening (monday 27th), 10.30-11.30pm (repeated 2.30am), on bbc 4 tv  

the windermere children: in their own words (narrated by iain glen)

including windermere children … • ike alterman, • sam laskier, • arek hersh, • ben helfgott, • harry spiro, • jan goldberger, harry olmer, • bela rosenthal (joanna millan) (then 3), and • zdenka husserl (then 3)

and … • historian trevor avery, • historian tony kushner, • raf flight sergeant norman shepherd, • lydia tischler, and sons • ashley faull and steven faull

(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000dt7g/the-windermere-children-in-their-own-words)

Outlook: Dita Kraus

this evening (thursday 23rd), 6.06-6.50pm (repeated from 1.06pm), on bbc world service radio

outlook (presented by emily webb) almost entirely deals with …

“Holocaust survivor Dita Kraus is now 90 years old, but she was only 14 when she was taken to the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz in Poland. She worked in the children’s hut, and has written a book about her experience called A Delayed Life: The true story of the Librarian of Auschwitz.

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Nh: Prague gravestones

this afternoon (saturday 23rd), 2.44-2.48pm (repeated 9.20pm), on bbc world service radio 

newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

“One particular street in Prague’s Old Town has long been thought to be partially cobbled with fragments of Jewish gravestones taken from abandoned cemeteries during the communist era. This week there has been confirmation of that as the city of Prague signed a memorandum with the Jewish community on returning the stones so that they can be put in a more appropriate place.“

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter rob cameron 

františek banyai, head of the prague jewish community

• researcher martin smok

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FOOC: Prague photo

this morning (saturday 10th), 11.54-11.59am, on bbc radio 4 

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

A group of child orphans who survived the Nazi concentration camps and were resettled in Britain became known as The Boys, even though there were girls among them. They formed new communities in the UK and thrived. Hannah Gelbart, the grand daughter of one of them, reports on a special reunion in Prague.”

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Focus: Czech survivors

sunday 30th june, 7.45-8.00pm, on bbc news tv 

the families who weren’t meant to live (presented by hannah gelbart, granddaughter of a survivor) (in the focus series)

“A group of Holocaust survivors and their families gather in Prague’s Old Town Square to recreate a photo that was taken in 1945, when the survivors had just been liberated from Nazi concentration camps.

The survivors were part of a group of children flown to the UK to start new lives after World War Two. Unlike the Kindertransport – which rescued thousands of children in the early years of the war – this group had been through the concentration camps and survived against all odds.”

including contributions from …

ike (icek) alterman

sam laskier

• daughter shelley laskier

arek hersh

• daughter michelle tamam

• granddaughter liora tamam

(for more interviews, see ldhp.org.uk/?page_id=507)

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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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