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HMD: Radio 1

last monday evening (27th january), 5.51-5.55pm, on bbc radio 1   

newsbeat includes …

“75 years after the Auschwitz camp was freed, we hear from Holocaust survivor Harry Spiro and his grandson Stephen.”

including 2015 interview with …

• survivor harry spiro


HMD: Radio Three Counties

last monday afternoon (27th january), 12.20-12.29pm, 12.31-12.56pm, 1.07-1.12pm, and 2.30 -2.59pm, on bbc radio three counties 

nick coffer includes …

“2016 60-minute interview with holocaust survivor Zigi Shipper.”

including interviews with …

terry wolfe, chairman, stevenage liberal synagogue 

• survivor zigi shipper, b. 1930, lodz

julian l livingstone 


The Last Survivors

yesterday evening (monday 27th), 11.30pm-1.00am, on bbc 2 tv  

the last survivors 

“I encourage youngsters to ask, because we are the last ones. When we’ve gone, finished – then it’s all history books.”

including survivors … • frank bright (and wife cynthia), • ivor perl (and granddaughter lia), • maurice blik (and debra), • janine webber, • anita lasker-wallfisch (and daughter maya), • manfred goldberg, • lydia tischler, • zigi shipper, • gabor lacko, • renee salt, and • susan pollack

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Sunday: Frank Bright, Zigi Shipper

this morning (sunday 26th), 7.41-7.47am, on bbc radio 4 

sunday (presented by william crawley) includes …

“To mark 75 years of liberation from the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Frank Bright and Zigi Shipper, both survivors of the camp, talk about their experiences.”

including contributions from …

• bbc reporter emily buchanan 

frank bright 

zigi shipper 


Should we bomb Auschwitz?

this evening (thursday 19th), 9.00-10.00pm (repeated 11.45pm monday), on bbc 2 tv  

should we bomb auschwitz? (narrated by zoe wannamaker)

including contributions from …

• professor nikolaus wachsmann, author of KL: a history of the nazi concentration camps

• professor deborah lipstadt

• professor michael berenbaum, co-editor of the bombing of auschwitz

• professor william rubinstein, author of the myth of rescue

max eisen, deported to auschwitz 1944

lenka weksberg (b 1926, czechoslovakia), deported from hungary to auschwitz 1944

zdenka fantlova (b czechoslovakia), deported to auschwitz 1944

hedy bohm (b 1928 transylvania), deported to auschwitz 1944

zigi shipper (b 1930 poland), deported from the lodz ghetto to auschwitz 1944

judy cohen (b 1928 hungary), deported to auschwitz 1944

• professor tami davis biddle, strategic studies institiute

rebecca erbelding, author of rescue board: the untold story of america’s efforts to save the jews of europe

“In April 1944, two Jewish prisoners, Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, miraculously escaped from Auschwitz. When they recounted what they had left behind, their harrowing testimony revealed the true horror of the Holocaust to the outside world for the first time. They described in forensic detail the gas chambers and the full extent of the extermination programme. The news they brought presented the Allies with one of the greatest moral questions of the 20th century: Should we bomb Auschwitz?


HMD: The Last Survivors

yesterday evening (sunday 27th), 9.00-10.30pm, on bbc 2 tv
the last survivors (documentary, filmed produced and directed by arthur cary, of interviews of holocaust survivors including • ivor perl, • frank bright, • maurice blik, • janine webber, • susan pollack, • anita lasker-wallfish, • manfred goldberg, • lydia tischler, • zigi shipper, • frank bright, • sam dresner, • gabor lacko, • renee salt)

“This landmark documentary gathers together the compelling and, in some cases, never-before-heard testimony from the last Holocaust survivors living in Britain today. All of these extraordinary people were children during the Holocaust, but now in their later years, they reflect on their experiences with a different perspective and understanding of how this past trauma permeates through to their contemporary lives with increased significance.

Today: Auschwitz burial

this morning (friday 18th), 8.08-8.09am, and 8.53-9.00am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain) concludes with …

The remains of six people who died in Auschwitz will be laid to rest at a special ceremony on Sunday almost 70 years on from its liberation in 1945.”

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter martin bashir
• chief rabbi ephraim mirvis
• auschwitz survivor zigi shipper, born 18th january 1930, lodz

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