this morning (thursday 2nd), 9.30-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 19th november on bbc world service radio)
the ‘woman in gold’ (presented by louise hidalgo) (in the witness history series)
“The ‘Woman in Gold’ was one of Gustav Klimt‘s most famous paintings. It was a portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, but it was taken from her family by the Nazis and only returned to them after a long legal battle.
Louise Hidalgo has been speaking to • Randol Schoenberg, the young lawyer who took on the case.”
monday 2nd september, 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
the outbreak of world war two (in the witness series)
“On September 1st 1939 German forces invaded Poland. Douglas Slocombe, a British cameraman, was there at the time and filmed the build-up to the war. In 2014 he spoke to Vincent Dowd about what he saw in Gdansk and Warsaw, before escaping from the country.”
yesterday morning (monday 18th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
the millionaire nazi war criminal (presented by alex last) (in the witness series)
“The story of how one of the wealthiest men in the Netherlands was exposed as a Nazi war criminal. In the 1970s, Pieter Menten was a respected art dealer, but it was revealed that during the Second World War, he had led mass killings in eastern Poland. We hear from • Dutch journalist, Hans Knoop, whose investigation into Menten caused a national scandal and finally led to the millionaire’s arrest.”
friday 22nd february, 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio
how science ended the search for josef mengele (in the witness series) (presented by thomas pappon)
“An international panel of experts gathered in Brazil in 1985 to identify the remains of a man thought to have been Josef Mengele, the infamous doctor from Auschwitz, and one of the most wanted war criminals of the 20th century.
‘To see that this man was finally in his grave was important’ says Eric Stover, part of the team of American and German experts who examined the body from a cemetery near São Paulo. Mengele’s family in Germany claimed that it was his.”
including interviews with …
• eric stover
• ‘mengele’ twin jona laks
this morning (monday 4th), 8.50-9.00am (repeated 1.50pm, and at 12.50pm on outlook), on bbc world service radio
traudl junge: the death of hitler (in the witness series)
“A first-hand account of Hitler from our archives. • Traudl Junge worked as a secretary for the German Nazi leader. She was in the bunker in Berlin when he killed himself in 1945 as the Red Army closed in. She spoke to • Zina Rohan for the BBC in 1989.”
monday 17th january 2011, on bbc world service radio
oliver gebhardt: kindertransport (interviewed by nina robinson) (in the witness series)
“Over 10,000 Jewish children were brought to Britain from Nazi Europe in the months leading up to World War II.
They travelled on trains which became known as the kindertransports.”
last thursday morning (november 22nd), 8.50-8.59am, on bbc world service radio
leila shahid: the last days of yasser arafat (interviewed by louise hidalgo) (in the witness series)
“• Leila Shahid was the Palestinian ambassador to France in 2004, and was with Yasser Arafat during his final days.
French doctors treating him at the military hospital in France where he died said Arafat had an unidentified blood disorder and gave the cause of death as a stroke. Since then there have been allegations that he was poisoned.”