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Commemorating Auschwitz

last sunday evening (26th january), 5.30-6.45pm, on bbc radio 3 

commemorating the liberation of auschwitz (in the words and music series) (with readings by henry goodman and maria friedman)

“We’ll hear poetry and prose about life and death at the most notorious Nazi concentration camp. We’ll hear from survivors like Primo Levi and Victor Frankl, who paint startling pictures of existence at Auschwitz; and from Anita Lasker-Wallfisch who played the cello in the Auschwitz Women’s Orchestra. She once played Schumann’s Träumerei for Dr Josef Mengele, who came to be known as ‘the angel of death’.”

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GL: Primo Levi

yesterday evening (thursday 1st), 6.30-7.00pm, on bbc radio 4 extra (repeated 12.30am, and repeated from may 2013 on bbc radio 4)

primo levi (presented by matthew parris, with ceramicist edmund de waal and biographer ian thompson) (in the great lives series)

Edmund de Waal chooses a writer he believes is one of the greatest of the modern age – Primo Levi, author of The Periodic Table. Born in 1919 in Turin, Levi was an Italian Jew, one of the few deported to Auschwitz who would escape alive.

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HMD: House of Commons

last thursday afternon (24th january), 12.48-3.28pm, on bbc parliament tv (repeated in separate programme, 8.00am-10.42am on sunday 27th january)
house of commons 24/1/2019 includes …

Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

speeches by …
Ian Austin (Lab)
Peter Bottomley (C)
Joan Ryan (Lab)
Stephen Crabb (C)
John Mann (Lab)
Andrew Percy (C)
Luciana Berger (Lab)
Theresa Villiers (C)
Jessica Morden (Lab)
Fiona Bruce (C)
Carolyn Harris (Lab)
Gillian Keegan (C)
Chi Onwurah (Lab)
Bob Stewart (C)
Lisa Cameron (SNP)
Bob Blackman (C)
Lyn Brown (Lab)
Stephen Kerr (C)
Jamie Stone (LD)
Matthew Offord (C)
Pat McFadden (Lab)
Ian Paisley (DUP)
Liz McInnes (Lab)
David Linden (SNP)
Peter Grant (SNP)
Jim Shannon (DUP)
Patrick Grady (SNP)
Yvonne Fovargue (Lab)
Heather Wheeler (C)interventions by …
Anna Turley (Lab)
Mike Wood (C)
Alex Sobel (Lab)
Jim Cunningham (Lab)
Paula Sherriff (Lab)

(transcript at https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2019-01-24/debates/55340293-5D4A-4B46-B8F5-E52ABF06AA3C/HolocaustMemorialDay)
(if you missed it, available at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0c2vnm5/house-of-commons-holocaust-memorial-day or from 1:34:13 to 4:15:30 at https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0c0x3bg/house-of-commons-24012019)

Primo Levi: The Periodic Table

every morning this week (monday 18th to friday 22nd), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (7 more episodes this weekend)
primo levi’s the periodic table (more…)

Holocaust Memorial Day

tomorrow evening (tuesday 27th), 7.00-8.00pm, on bbc 2
holocaust memorial day (presented by david dimbleby) (part of holocaust memorial season) (more…)

Primo Levi

tomorrow afternoon (tuesday), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4:
Primo Levi (in the Great Lives series) (more…)

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