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Today: German citizenship

this morning (tuesday 16th), 8.40-8.43am, on bbc radio 4 (similar interview on newshour on bbc world service radio this afternoon, from 0:45:00 to 0:49:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0442fjs#playt=45m8s)
today (presented by john humphrys) includes …

“The German embassy in London has received several hundred requests from Britons about German citizenship since the EU referendum, including some from descendants of Jewish refugees who fled Nazi Germany. They are looking to use a little known provision in German law which allows for refugees and their descendants to have their citizenship restored.
One of them is the British Jewish author Thomas Harding who has written* about his family’s experience in fleeing from Germany in the 1930s.”

(* see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06sg2m9) (more…)

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The House by the Lake

every morning this week (monday 28th to friday 1st), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated at 12.30am)
the house by the lake: a story of germany, by thomas harding (read by david horowitz) (5 episodes) (in the book of the week series)

“In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding travelled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been her ‘soul place’ as a child, she said, a holiday home for her and her family, but much more – a sanctuary, a refuge.

(more…)

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