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6ocn/MN: Warsaw remembered

this evening (thursday 2nd), 6.27-6.29pm (repeated 12.25am on midnight news), on bbc radio 4 

six o’clock news concludes with …

“In Israel, a ceremony of remembrance has been taking place at a kibbutz established by Jewish survivors of the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto. In 1943, Jews imprisoned in the largest ghetto under Nazi occupation rose up against the German army, temporarily halting their deportation to extermination camps. An estimated 13,000 were killed. The service marks 70 years since the kibbutz was founded, and is being held on Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Day.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter tom bateman

• holocaust survivor avery fisher

yoram harpaz, author of the spring children

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P4t: Marks 24/4/2019

yesterday morning (wednesday 24th), 5.45-5.48am, on bbc radio 2

pause for thought by laura marks

Passover: ‘We were slaves, but now we are free’.”

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WDYTYA: Jane Seymour

thursday 27th september, 2.45-3.45pm, on bbc 2 tv (repeated from august 2015 on bbc 1, and february 2016 and september 2017)
jane seymour (narrated by cherie lunghi ) (2nd episode, 12th series, of who do you think you are)

“Actress Jane Seymour grew up in London but knows that her father’s side of the family originally came from Poland. She suspects that they suffered in the Holocaust but has never known what happened. In particular, she wants to find out the fate of her two paternal great-aunts, Jadwiga and Michaela Frankenburg, and their families.
Jane’s search for the truth takes her to Warsaw – where she discovers that although Jadwiga managed to escape the ghetto, she was tragically separated from her family – and to Marseilles, where she follows Michaela and her family in a terrifying flight to Switzerland as they flee the Nazis.”

including contributions from …
• professor anita prasmoska
• historian dr karen adler
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Syrena songs

saturday 4th aug, 2.06-3.00pm (repeated 8.06pm sunday 5th), on bbc world service radio
syrena songs (presented by monica whitlock) (in the music extra series)

Monica Whitlock tells Syrena Rekord’s story and travels to Warsaw to hear from a new generation of musicians recreating Syrena’s sound.
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Marcel Reich-Ranicki

tomorrow afternoon (friday 5th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 2012)
shakespeare goes global (presented by neil macgregor) (last of 20 episodes in the shakespeare’s restless world series)

“On the 22nd of July 1942, the German SS announced that all the Jews in Warsaw would, in the euphemism of the day, be resettled to the camp at Treblinka. It was, effectively, a death sentence.
… 22-year-old Marcel Reich-Ranicki was one of those exemptions. Now, over 90 years old, and Germany’s leading literary critic, he told his story to the German parliament in January 2012. A German-Polish Jew, he was working for the Judenrat, the council of Jews set up by the Nazis. He had no wife or children, but he was engaged, and he realised that if he acted straight away, he could prevent his fiancee from being resettled. He must marry her at once. … ‘I still remember the Shakespearean line that occurred to me at the time, “Was ever woman in this humour wooed?” ‘ … At this time of extreme need, the only words this German Pole found were Shakespeare’s.”

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FOOC: Warsaw cemeteries

this morning (thursday 2nd), 11.16-11.22am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

“Nature’s taking over some of the Jewish cemeteries in Warsaw – we meet a group of volunteers trying to make some amends for the amnesia and oblivion about Jewish life in Poland before the war.”

including contribution from …
• bbc reporter alex duval smith (more…)

World War II in Colour: Poland

last friday evening (14th november), 7.00-8.00pm, on channel 5 tv
closing the ring narrated by robert powell (colourised versions of original black-and-white film: part of the world war ii in colour series)

“This episode concentrates on Hitler’s attempts in the latter end of 1944 to shift the balance of power back in his favour.”

concludes with a history (and film) of the extermination of jews in poland, in babi yar and elsewhere by the einsatzgruppen, and in the camps at belzec birkeanu chelmno maidanek sobibor and treblinka, and of reports reaching london
(if you missed it, available at http://www.channel5.com/shows/world-war-2-in-colour/episodes/closing-the…) (more…)

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