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Posts tagged ‘Who do you think you are?’

WDYTYA: Mark Wright

last wednesday evening (11th september), 9.20-9.58pm (repeated 11.15pm tuesday), on bbc 1 tv 

mark wright (in the who do you think you are series) includes …

“Discovering Sephardi Jewish ancestry and a master swordsman living in late 17th-century Andalucía, Mark’s journey takes him to Spain where he’s astonished to finds out how his nine-times great-grandfather survived the terror of the Spanish Inquisition, while a less fortunate relative was burned at the stake.”

including contributions from …

david jacobs, social historian

alberto cerrada, master of arms and historian

harman snell, specialist in jewish genealogy

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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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WDYTYA: Robert Rinder

this evening (monday 13th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 1 tv
robert rinder (in the who do you think you are series)

Robert ‘Judge’ Rinder follows the story of his grandfather, Moses Malinicky, a Holocaust survivor, hearing first-hand testimony of the horror of Nazi forced labour camps as well as of the hope offered by a new life in Lake Windermere.
Investigating the dark mystery surrounding his great-grandfather Israel Medalyer leads Robert to Talsi, a small town in Latvia, where he uncovers a story of mental illness and trauma which will ultimately, he hopes, lay some ghosts to rest.”

including contribution from …
• fellow-inmate of schlieben forced labour camp ben helfgott
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Wdytya: Ruby Wax

wednesday 4th october, 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc 1
ruby wax (in the who do you think you are series)
including contributions from …
• historian eleonore lappin-eppel
• historian tony kushner
• genealogist gregor brezsina
• historian doron rabinovici
• historian anna hajkova
chaim tetrashvili, of the vienna jewish cemetery
• historian dr sabine wieber
• czech archivist dr lenka matusikova (more…)

Marianne Faithfull

tomorrow evening (monday), 11.05pm-12.05, on bbc 1:
who do you think you are? on marianne faithfull and her mother, eva von sacher-masoch (more…)

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