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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

Civilisations: Theresienstadt

yesterday evening (thursday 26th), 9.00-9.09pm, on bbc 4 tv
the vital spark (presented by simon schama (last of 9 episodes in the civilisations series) starts with a segment on Theresienstadt

“What can art do when horror comes calling? What can art do when civilisation itself is lost?

(if you missed it, available from 0:00:00 to 0:07:45 at

Today: Theresienstadt music

this morning (monday 16th), 8.49-8.54am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 2.20pm and 9.20pm on newshour on bbc world service radio)
today (presented by martha kearney and nick robinson) includes …

”We hear the music composed in Nazi concentration camps performed for the first time, in Jerusalem.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tom bateman
• teresienstadt survivor aviva bar-on, born moravia, 1932
• musicologist francesco lotoro

Holocaust music

this evening (sunday 22nd), 6.45-7.30pm, on bbc radio 3
music on the brink of destruction (in the sunday feature series)

“Drawing on original research and newly-digitized archives, Southampton University’s Shirli Gilbert, historian & author of Music in the Holocaust, analyses this rich musical history from the worst of times.


Woman’s Hour: Theresienstadt

yesterday morning (friday 29th), 10.33-10.42am, on bbc radio 4
woman’s hour (presented by jenni murray) concludes with …

“Composer Jocelyn Pook and director Emma Bernard will be talking to Jenni Murray about how they’ve used performance and music to bring to life some of the poems and drawings by children who were in the Terezin concentration camp.
Drawing Life is currently touring round the country and will be at London’s Barbican tomorrow.”


Sunday: Eva Clarke

this morning (sunday 24th), 7.21-7.29 and 7.47-7.54am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by caroline wyatt) includes …

“In the wake of the Prime Minister’s concerns about the position of Muslim women in society, • Rania Hafez from Greenwich University, and • Dina Brawer from the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, discuss women’s role within what many people see as enclosed minority religious cultures in the UK.:
“And ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, we hear the story of Eva Clarke, born into Mauthausen, a Nazi death camp.”


Witness: Ela Weissberger

this morning (thursday 2nd), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
red cross visits nazi concentration camp (presented by mike lanchin) (in the witness series) (repeated in the history hour, 8.05pm, sunday 5th june)

“On June 23rd 1944 the International Red Cross was allowed by the Nazis into the Theresienstadt concentration camp. The Nazis tried to use the visit to project a positive image of their treatment of the Jews.
Hear from Ela Weissberger, who as an 11-year-old prisoner in the camp played the cat in the children’s opera Brundibar.”


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