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Outlook: Yiddish translation

this afternoon (wednesday 23rd), 5.43-5.50pm, on bbc world service radio
outlook (presented by matthew bannister) includes …

“Two years ago a district judge in New York City declared a mistrial in a bribery case involving a state senator, because dozens of hours of phone conversations had not been translated. They were all in Yiddish.
It’s a language that UNESCO describes as ‘endangered’. One of the few people in New York who could help was 71-year-old Ruth Kohn. She’s the Yiddish court translator.”

(if you missed it, available from 0:37:15 to 0:44:00 at

Siegfried Ramler: Nuremberg translator

this morning (tuesday 30th), 8.42-8.50am, on bbc radio 4
today includes mishal husain interviewing the last surviving nuremberg simultaneous translator, kindertransport survivor professor siegfried ramler (author of Nuremberg and beyond)
(if you missed it, available from 2:42:50 to 2:50:30 at
see also his 45-minute lecture of 27/7/2010 at (more…)

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