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Witness: Randol Schoenberg

yesterday morning (tuesday 19th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio

the ‘woman in gold’ (presented by louise hidalgo) (in the witness history series)

“The ‘Woman in Gold’ was one of Gustav Klimt‘s most famous paintings. It was a portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, but it was taken from her family by the Nazis and only returned to them after a long legal battle.

Louise Hidalgo has been speaking to • Randol Schoenberg, the young lawyer who took on the case.”


HL: Holocaust restitution bill

friday 10th may, 6.39-8.00am, on bbc parliament tv 

house of lords 9/5/2019 includes …

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill

speeches by lord or baroness …
Sherbourne (C)
Palmer (LD)
Pickles (C)
Deech (XB)

Wasserman (C)
Ludford (LD)
Griffiths (Lab)
Younger (C)

(transcript of second reading at

(if you missed it, available from 5:39:23 to 6:59:48 at

(for house of commons proceedings see transcripts at and

HC: Holocaust restitution bill

friday 15th march, 11.30am-12.45, on bbc parliament tv 

house of commons 15/3/2019 includes …

Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill

speeches by …
Theresa Villiers (C)
Rachel Maclean (C)
VIctoria Prentis (C)
Julian Knight (C)
Kevin Hollinrake (C)
Neil O’Brien (C)
Rosena Allin-Khan (Lab)
Margot James (C)
interventions by …
Wes Streeting (Lab)
Bob Stewart (C)
James Cartlidge (C)
Kevin Foster (C)

(transcript at

(transcript of second reading at

(if you missed it, available from 1:55:45 to 3:10:15 at

Holocaust restitution bill

tuesday 13th march, 10.50-11.00pm, on bbc parliament tv
ten minute rule bill 13/3/2018

“Conservative MP Theresa Villiers introduces her Holocaust (Return of Cultural Objects) (Amendment) Bill, supported by Bob Blackman, Dr Matthew Offord, Stephen Crabb, Ian Austin, Mr Edward Vaizey, David Evennett, John Mann, Andrew Percy, Charlie Elphicke, Mr Iain Duncan Smith and Andrew Rosindell.”

(transcript at
(if you missed it, available at

PM: art restitution

yesterday afternoon (saturday 19th), 5.18-5.23pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by carolyn quinn) includes …

“One company, the multi-national frozen food seller Doktor Oetker, is leading the way in another form of restitution, the return of stolen artworks to the heirs of their rightful owners.”

including report from …
• bbc reporter joe miller (more…)

Gurlitt art hoard

yesterday (monday 24th), 7.43-7.46am, 1.31-1.35pm, and 5.36-5.45pm, on bbc radio 4, and 2.41-2.45pm on bbc world service
today, world at one, and newshour, include …

“The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland have announced that it will accept a collection of art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt shortly before his death. Gurlitt was the son of Adolf Hitler’s art dealer and the hundreds of paintings and drawings include Nazi-looted art that once belonged to Jewish collectors. Many were feared lost or destroyed before tax investigators uncovered his priceless collection in 2012.”


The art that Hitler hated, part 2

tomorrow evening (tuesday 4th), 10.35-11.40pm, on bbc 1
the sins of the fathers (2nd of 2 episodes of the art that hitler hated) presented by alan yentob (part of imagine…series) includes …

“imagine… tells how the end of the war was only the beginning of another battle. In the art world in Germany, it was business as usual.
Many people in museums, galleries and auction houses in Germany remained in their positions when the war was over. So people involved in looting art might now be in charge of deciding whether to return it.
For families, often living in exile, it was an uphill struggle. For them the discovery of the Gurlitt hoard has raised new hopes – and repeated some old disappointments.”


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