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Focus: Czech survivors

sunday 30th june, 7.45-8.00pm, on bbc news tv 

the families who weren’t meant to live (presented by hannah gelbart, granddaughter of a survivor) (in the focus series)

“A group of Holocaust survivors and their families gather in Prague’s Old Town Square to recreate a photo that was taken in 1945, when the survivors had just been liberated from Nazi concentration camps.

The survivors were part of a group of children flown to the UK to start new lives after World War Two. Unlike the Kindertransport – which rescued thousands of children in the early years of the war – this group had been through the concentration camps and survived against all odds.”

including contributions from …

ike (icek) alterman

sam laskier

• daughter shelley laskier

arek hersh

• daughter michelle tamam

• granddaughter liora tamam

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The Windermere Boys

last thursday afternoon (1st november), 3.00-3.30pm (repeated 6.07am saturday), on bbc radio 4
the windermere boys (presented by helen mark) (in the open country series)

Helen Mark discovers the true story of the ‘Windermere Boys’, the three hundred child holocaust survivors who found rehabilitation and a new life in the Lake District nearly 70 years ago.
Arriving in the immense and beautiful Cumbrian landscape many of them thought they’d found paradise. Helen meets the survivors, the community that welcomed them and the children that are keeping their memory alive today.”

including interviews with …
trevor avery of the lake district holocaust project
• ’windermere boy’ sam laskier
• ’windermere boy’ ike alterman
kevin coulter, friend of ‘windermere boy’ mendel preter at ethel hedley hospital

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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