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Posts tagged ‘St Louis’

Voyage of the St Louis

this afternoon (saturday 9th), 2.45-4.15pm, on bbc radio 4 

the voyage of the st louis (with philip glenister, paul ritter, toby jones, and alan corduner) (by daniel kehlmann, adapted for radio by tom stoppard) (from the book the voyage of the damned by gordon thomas and max morgan-witts)

“Several months before the outbreak of the Second World War, an ocean liner, the St Louis, leaves Germany with over 900 Jewish refugees on-board, all hoping to escape persecution.”


BC: St Louis anti-semitism

this morning (saturday 1st), 11.33-11.38am, on bbc world service radio
boston calling (presented by carol hills) leads with …

“Five months after Jewish graves were vandalised in St. Louis, questions remain.”

including contributions from …
• reporter daniel gross
• rabbi jim bennet (more…)

Newsday: interfaith fundraising

last thursday (23rd february), on bbc world service radio
newsday: muslim fundraising for vandalised jewish cemetery

“A US Muslim-led project to help repair a Jewish cemetery that was vandalised has raised more than four times its initial target of $20,000.
Earlier this week, 170 headstones were damaged in a St Louis cemetery in the US state of Missouri.”

including …
tarek el messidi, one of the activists involved in the restoration campaign
barbara perle, who has family members buried at the site (more…)

Today: Eva Wiener

this morning (monday 23rd), 8.49-8.54am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague) includes …

Eva Wiener is a survivor of the liner St Louis, the famous ship that in 1939 carried over 900 Jewish passengers from Hamburg to Cuba, but was turned away by Cuba and the USA, and then most of Europe.”


SS St Louis

last saturday evening (17th may), 8.05-9.00pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710)
history hour includes …

mike lanchin reports on German Jews escaping the Holocaust on board the SS St Louis


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