MEMO 353


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May 26, 2013
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MEMO 353 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2013/memo_353_27_may_2013.pdf

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happygoldfish

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 18:59

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sunday evening, 8.00-9.00pm, on channel 4 tv:
Spying on Hitler's Army: The Secret Recordings

This powerful docudrama tells the story of one of World War II's last secrets.
British intelligence undertook an audacious operation to listen in on the private conversations of 10,000 German prisoners of war without their ever knowing they were being overheard.
The prisoners' unguarded reminiscences and unintentional confessions have only just come to light, and prove how closely the German army were involved in the atrocities of the Holocaust.
In this programme, they are dramatised - word for word - from the original transcripts.
British intelligence requisitioned three stately homes for this epic task, and converted each into an elaborate trap.
The 100,000 hours of conversation they captured provided crucial intelligence that changed the course of the war, and revealed some of its worst horrors, from rape to mass executions to one of the earliest bulletins from the concentration camps.
But when the fighting ended, the recordings were destroyed and the transcripts locked away for half a century. Only now have they been declassified, researched and cross-referenced.
Nicholas Farrell (Secret State, The Iron Lady) leads the cast playing the real-life German generals who were held at one of the houses: Trent Park in Middlesex.
The programme also features the historian who uncovered the transcripts, and one of the surviving 'listeners': a hidden army, largely made up of German-speaking Jewish refugees, who had to transcribe accounts of appalling anti-Semitic crimes while never betraying their existence to the men they spent every day monitoring.

happygoldfish

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 09:55

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(continued from MEMO 354)

JBBC MEMO 582

last wednesday evening (31st december), 9.19-9.24pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by lyse doucet) includes …

"Palestinians seek ICC membership"

including interviews with …
• palestinian negotiator mohammed shtayyeh
(if you missed it, available from 0:14:00 to 0:19:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02fdmmv or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 583

yesterday afternoon (sunday 4th), 1.06-1.15pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated 9.49-9.58pm)
newshour (presented by james menendez) leads with …

"Israel freezes Palestinian tax funds"

including interviews with …
saeb erekat
danny danon
(if you missed it, available from 0:01:00 to 0:10:20 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02fphxy or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 584

this afternoon (monday 5th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
moses (in the beyond belief series)

"Moses has always been good box office even before Ridley Scott's blockbuster movie hit the cinema screens on Boxing Day. There was Charlton Heston in The Ten Commandments; the cartoon Prince of Egypt. It's a great story - Ancient Egyptian pharaohs and pyramids, babies in baskets, plagues, the parting of the Red Sea, and a great chase.
The story of Moses is the seminal one for Jews; without him they would never have become a people. But he's important for Muslims and Christians too. And the story of a people being rescued from slavery and journeying to the Promised Land has been claimed by countless groups down through the ages.
Ernie Rea is joined by Maureen Kendler, teaching fellow at the London School of Jewish studies, Shuruq Naguib, lecturer in Islamic Studies at Lancaster University, and the Rev Keith Hebden, Anglican Priest in Nottingham and author of 'Seeking Justice: The Radical Compassion of Jesus'."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04wth54)

JBBC MEMO 585

tomorrow morning (tuesday 6th), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
sasha's song

"As the Moscow Jewish Acapella Choir marks its 25th anniversary, Monica Whitlock hears its story and encounters Sasha's world.
In a rapidly changing Russia, Sasha Tsaliuk continues to fight for the existence of his beloved choir.
Formed as the Soviet Union collapsed around him, Sasha came to the choir as conductor when it was a potent, exciting and hopeful symbol of the new Russia. Here was music both sacred and folk that had been arrested, buried and silence by Communism, anti-semitism and the hammer blow of war- it was the return of those voices long stifled.
Whilst many of Sasha's contemporaries left to begin new lives abroad Sasha stayed, believing the choir offered hope and progress for the best of modern Russian values. Tsaliuk had once performed in the legendary Big Soviet Children's Choir, beloved across all of the Soviet Union. Singing to the Party highups and travelling the length and breadth of the Union.
Now Sasha lives to revive Jewish Russian music; the music of the vanished world of his grandparents.
His choir has won international acclaim on its many tours and draws diverse audiences at home. Frequently it performs for the mega rich who find it charming and fashionable. But Sasha's perfect dinner jacket hides deep worries.
The choir perennially struggles for funding and the Russia he hoped would be home to the choir is perplexingly different and volatile. Every night, Sasha is up late on Skype scouring the world for sponsors."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04wtzz5)

JBBC MEMO 586

yesterday evening (thursday 8th), 7.24-7.30pm, on bbc radio 4
front row includes …

"As part of the research for his 1985 landmark documentary about the Holocaust, Shoah, director Claude Lanzmann interviewed Benjamin Murmelstein, the president of the Jewish Council who ran the "model ghetto" of Theresienstadt under the Nazis.
Lanzmann has turned the previously unseen footage into The Last of the Unjust, a new documentary about Murmelstein and the Theresienstadt concentration camp.
Anne Karpf reviews."

(if you missed it, available from 0:09:00 to 0:15:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04wwnhd)

JBBC MEMO 587

this evening (friday 9th), 11.00-11.25pm, on bbc 3 tv (freeview channel 7)
when you wish upon a weinstein (last episode of 3rd series of family guy)

"Peter attempts to convert Chris to Judaism to help him perform better at school."

(not available on iplayer)

JBBC MEMO 588

this sunday evening (11th january), 8.00-10.00pm, on itv
foyle's war: trespass (2nd episode of season 9)

"The second episode of the series explores the tangled web of British promises to create a state of Israel in British Palestine
When a young man is assaulted in the grounds of a university, Foyle wonders if the attack is racially motivated as the victim is the wealthy son of a high profile Jewish businessman
Tensions are also starting to run high in London with Guy Spencer, a charismatic right-wing leader, but it looks like there may be more to his prison release than meets the eye, and Spencer is in fact being set up to take the spotlight off a dangerous espionage operation involving MI6. 
Sam meanwhile is determined to help a young boy she meets in hospital suffering from whooping cough; the NHS is still to come on-line and she sees that Adam’s constituents are in need of greater state care after the deprivations of the war."

(if you miss it, available at https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/foyle-s-war)
(see also http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-01-04/anthony-horowitz-on-the-dark-t...)


happygoldfish

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:05

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JBBC MEMO 589

last saturday afternoon (10th january), 1.31-1.37pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

"… there are more Jews in France than in any other European country, and in the wake of the attacks in Paris which also resulted in the deaths of 4 people at a Jewish supermarket, Israel's prime minister has asked the French president to keep up the increased security at Jewish institutions even after things return to normal. Anti-semitic attacks in France have been on the rise, as have the number of French Jews leaving the country. So what impact is this latest attack likely to have?"

including interviews with …
shimon samuels, director of international affairs at the simon wiesenthal centre in paris
(if you missed it, available from 0:26:35 to 0:32:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02g0cmb or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 590

last saturday afternoon (10th january), 5.19-5.25pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) includes interviews with …
• rabbi gabriel stern
• gay imam ludovic-mohamed zahed
(if you missed it, available from 0:19:14 to 0:24:50 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04xjfy2)

JBBC MEMO 591

yesterday afternoon (sunday 11th), 1.00-1.30pm, on bbc radio 4
the world this weekend (presented by mark mardell) reports on the demonstrations in paris by inviting an obscure professor from new york to condemn freedom of expression in israel
includes interviews with …
• professor aaron kundei of the centre for terrorism studies at john jay college in new york (unlisted)

(0:24:38) Kundei: "What would be good is to see a genuine movement for freedom of expression, but if we were doing that we certainly wouldn't be having Netanyahu attend, for example."
"Why not?"
Kundei: "Well, the Israeli government has been responsible for killing multiple journalists over the last couple of years in Gaza, in this country we're seeing through the war on terror quite a restriction on freedom of expression, we've actually put people in prison over the last couple of years, for the books they own, so what has happened here is that freedom of expression has become a kind of slogan and a kind of icon of western values but it's not a genuine commitment to freedom of expression, it's more about saying htis is something that we have, in the West and you don't have, it's the them and us mentality that is part of the problem here."

(for israeli response, see http://www.idfblog.com/blog/2012/11/29/how-hamas-and-islamic-jihad-use-j...)
rene gerard, chief foreign correspondent of Le Figaro
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04xmqdb)

JBBC MEMO 592

yesterday afternoon (sunday 11th), 3.38-3.41pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated 10.38pm)
boston calling: on the move (presented by marco werman) includes …

"Frimet Goldberger leaves her ultra-Orthodox community of Kiryas Joel in New York, and learns to drive."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02g0clk#playt=0h06m10s)

For SCoJeC
January 12, 2015
MEMO 422 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2015/memo_422_12_january_2015.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 593

this afternoon (monday 12th), 1.05-1.17pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy in paris) leads with …

"Troops Guard French Jewish schools"

including interviews with …
sabine reutman, pr consultant
yonathan arfi, vice-president of crif
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:45 to 0:12:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02g1yt9 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 594

this evening (monday 12th), 8.00-8.30pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from december)
olive wars (presented by jeremy bowen) (and produced by cara swift: "#Gaza #Israel:This is humankind’s most grievous cancer, for its cells infect conflicts in every corner of the world") …
essentially a bbc propaganda programme about the west bank

"… Jeremy Bowen, who has been reporting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 1991, finds that the status quo in the West Bank guarantees more bloodshed. He concludes that is not just disastrous for Palestinians and Israelis. At a time when the whole world can feel the impact of the tumult in the Middle East, it's not good for the rest of us either."

(already available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04tcl5w)

JBBC MEMO 595

yesterday afternoon (sunday 11th), 4.48-4.49pm, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80 or 130)
bbc news special from paris includes …

BBC reporter Tim Willcox again raises the Jewish question
"… BBC reporter Tim Willcox linked rising anti-Semitism and Palestinian suffering “at Jewish hands” , and urged the woman to see the “different perspectives” on Jew hatred in Europe.
The woman, identified as Chava — originally from Israel, and the daughter of Polish Holocaust survivors — compared the situation in Europe in the 1930s to the present, saying she felt “not secure” in France, and later clarifying that unlike the period leading up to the Holocaust, the current situation can still be improved before it is too late.
“We have to not to be afraid to say that the Jews, they are the target now,” she said.
The BBC interviewer, Tim Willcox, interjected: “Many critics, though, of Israel’s policy would suggest that the Palestinians suffered hugely at Jewish hands as well.”
The flustered Chava proceeded to say that the two should not be conflated, when Willcox continued: “But you understand, everything is seen from different perspectives?”
Willcox later apologized in a Twitter post for the “poorly phrased question”."
(if you missed it, available at http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/189800#.VLP3L4XyAsE)
(but not available on bbc iplayer)

JBBC MEMO 596

yesterday evening (monday 12th), 6.05-6.47pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
world have your say (talk programme, presented by chloe tilley) leads with …

"France has taken dramatic measures to reassure its Jewish community in the wake of last week's attacks. Extra security is in place at all Jewish schools in France, and leading politicians have promised they'll do everything to protect Jews.
We ask some French Jews if it's enough to stop them thinking about leaving."

including contributions from …
marc weitzman, author of http://tabletmag.com/tag/frances-toxic-hate
michele teboul, president of crif
angie, teacher of english in dijon
ofer bronstein, a french israeli who received a palestinian passport in 2011 from mahmoud abbas
benjamin, politics student, 27
rafael
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02g1ytq)

JBBC MEMO 597

this morning (wednesday 14th), 11.00-11.30am, on bbc radio 4
mein kampf: publish or burn?

"Everyone's heard of it. Few may have read it, or have any idea of its remarkable publishing history. For all its bizarre style and bombast, Mein Kampf was Hitler's broadest statement of his aims and beliefs. Had the world understood its meaning, it's been claimed, the Nazi catastrophe might have been averted.
It's a book that made Hitler rich and its ability to make money after his death has continued to pose sensitive problems. For the last 70 years the Bavarian authorities have effectively banned its republication in German through their control of the copyright. But this year, 2015, Mein Kampf's copyright expires. So what happens next?
Chris Bowlby has been investigating Mein Kampf's strange history and future, both in Germany and beyond. He hears of its strange popularity in India and the intriguing story of its translation into English."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04xrj8j)

JBBC MEMO 177B

tonight (wednesday 14th), 11.35pm-1.00, on bbc 1
Keeping Up with the Steins (2006)

"Comedy starring Daryl Sabara. A 13-year-old Jewish boy facing his Bar Mitzvah tries to figure out what it means to be a man."

(not available on iplayer)

JBBC MEMO 598

yesterday evening (wednesday 14th), 9.50-9.55pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

"Prominent rabbi calls for designated people in the Jewish communities and institutions to be allowed to own weapons for the essential protection of their communities, as well as receiving the necessary training to protect their members from potential terror attacks."

including interviews with …
• rabbi menachem margolin, director general of the rabbinical centre of europe and the european jewish association
(if you missed it, available from 0:45:00 to 0:50:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02g4n5q or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 599

this morning (thursday 15th), 8.22-2:29am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphries) includes …

"By the end of the Second World War 130,000 women had passed through the gates of Ravensbruck concentration camp, between 30,000 and 50,000 of them died there.
Ravensbruck was a camp specifically for women, some were Jewish but most were not. There were political prisoners there, prostitutes, gypsies, the mentally ill.
The story of the women of the camp, what happened there, and what happened to those who got out alive, is told in a book called "If this is a woman" by the journalist Sarah Helm.
We meet Sarah, and Jewish survivor Selma van de Perre, 92."

(if you missed it, available from 2:21:30 to 2:28:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04xrv9l)
(see also http://andocs.anglo-netherlands.org.uk/freedocs/ANS122summer2012free.pdf)

JBBC MEMO 600

this morning (friday 16th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
the mystery of raoul wallenberg (presented by alex last) (in the witness series)
including contributions from …
per anger, swedish diplomat in germany
tommy lapid
annette lantos
• professor guy von dardel, younger half-brother of wallenberg

"The Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg, saved tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis in Hungary, but he was taken into Soviet custody in January 1945 and disappeared. His fate remains a mystery."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gkc9c)

JBBC MEMO 601

this morning (friday 16th), 10.19-10.28am, on bbc radio 4
woman's hour: jenni murray interviews angela epstein and dr jonathan boyd

"Are British Jews right to be worried about security at their schools?"

(if you missed it, available from 0:18:00 to 0:27:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04y539w or http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/whnews)
(see also http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2119063/One-British-mothers-utte...)

JBBC MEMO 51A

this sunday evening, 10.15-11.15pm, on itv 1: the seven dwarfs of auschwitz (presented by warwick davis) (in the perspectives series) (repeated from 2013)

"The Life's Too Short star tells the extraordinary survival story of the Ovitzes, a Jewish family of travelling musicians who survived imprisonment at the Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War.
The siblings endured hideous human experiments at the hands of Josef Mengele, known as the Angel of Death, but lived to see the liberation of Auschwitz and spent several months returning to their Romanian home on foot following their release from a Russian refugee camp"

JBBC MEMO 602

this sunday evening (18th january), 7.30-10.00pm, on bbc radio 3
the jerusalem quartet live from the wigmore hall (in the radio 3 live in concert series)

"Due to the ensemble's name and their being perceived as cultural ambassadors for Israel, the Jerusalem Quartet has been subject to protests during their performances. In 2010 a performance at London's Wigmore Hall which was being broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 was disrupted by multiple hecklers. The broadcast had to be halted."
" 'We feel that it is of the utmost importance to collaborate with composers and perform contemporary music', says the Jerusalem Quartet's violist, Ori Kam. He and his colleagues (Alexander Pavlovsky - first violin, Sergei Bresler - second violin, Kyril Zlotnikov - cello) gave the première of British composer Brian Elias's vibrant String Quartet in 2013 and tonight they bring the work to Wigmore Hall for the first time, along with favourites from the repertoire."

• Haydn: String Quartet in G minor Op. 74 No. 3 'Rider'
Brian Elias: String Quartet
8.15-8.35: Interval
Schumann: String Quartet in A Op. 41 No.3
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04y9p8t)

JBBC MEMO 603

lasst saturday morning (17th january), 7.27-7.30am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague and mishal husain) includes …

"Heightened Concern" for Jewish community safety following Parisian attack:
Jewish teenagers at a London synagogue spoke to Sanchia Berg following the attacks in Paris:
"Being Jewish, it touched everyone who felt they knew what would it would be like if it was them"
"I feel scared for other religions because they are being misinterpreted".
Senior Rabbi: 'This has been a very difficult week, I think people have been anxious. But I think as the week has gone on, people have got a sense of perspective of what is our fear, and what is a reaction to the terrible things that happened in France'."

includes interviews with …
• rabbi mark goldsmith
• rabbi laura janner-klausner
(if you missed it, available at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02h3kcj)

JBBC MEMO 604

yesterday morning (sunday 18th), 7.15-7.22am, on bbc radio 4
sunday includes …

"Last week's attacks in Paris have stoked fears amongst the Jewish community and the number of inquiries of people making "Aliyah" (returning to Israel) has risen from hundreds to 2,000 since the attacks.
John Laurenson reports from Paris."

includes interviews with …
roger cukierman, president of crif
(if you missed it, available from 0:05:30 to 0:12:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04y9nkv)


StevenKalka

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 17:55

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So Ed Milliband says we should ask if Israel's response to the attacks from Gaza were proportionate. Okay, Ed, why don't you answer the question? I have a question for you? Was Britain's civilian targeted attacks on Dresden in WWII proportionate?


happygoldfish

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:02

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JBBC MEMO 605

this afternoon (monday 19th), 2.50-2.54pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by james menendez includes …

"AMIA prosecutor Alberto Nisman found dead before testifying against the government"

including interviews with …
carolina barros, former chief editor of buenos aires herald
(see also http://www.timesofisrael.com/prosecutor-in-argentina-jewish-center-bombi... and http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/19/argentinian-prosecutor-buen... …)

"Prosecutor Nisman traced the authorization for the July 18, 1994, terrorist attack to a meeting of Iran’s National Security Council held a year before, and compiled sufficiently compelling evidence of Iran’s role in the crime as to have several leading Iranian figures, including Vahidi and former presidential candidate Mohsen Rezai, placed on an Interpol “red notice” list.
The final decision to attack the AMIA center was allegedly made by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and then-president Rafsanjani.
The specific motivation for the 1994 AMIA bombing, according to Nisman, was to punish Argentina for suspending its nuclear cooperation with Iran. Once the decision was taken to act against the country, Nisman told The Times of Israel, it was a Jewish target that was decided upon — again, a familiar Iranian strategy. “When they choose to act against a country, the attack is commonly on the Jewish community,” he said. “It’s the first target.”
"Nisman presented a 300-page document in court last Wednesday, based on phone wiretaps that he claimed showed close aides of the president involved in secret negotiations with Iran to withdraw Interpol arrest warrants for the suspects as a step towards normalising bilateral relations."

(if you missed it, available from 0:45:00 to 0:48:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gr49h or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

For SCoJeC
January 19, 2015
MEMO 423 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2015/memo_423_19_january_2015.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 606

early tomorrow morning (tuesday 20th), 12.30-12.55am, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80 or 130) (repeated from 4.30am today)
HARDtalk: suha arafat

"In a special edition of HARDtalk, Zeinab Badawi is in Malta to speak to Suha Arafat - the widow of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat."

(already available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04ypdn0/hardtalk-suha-arafat-widow...)

JBBC MEMO 607

last thursday (8th january), 12.30-12.55am, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80 or 130)
HARDtalk: yehuda glick

"Stephen Sackur speaks to the controversial Jewish activist Yehuda Glick who is concerned with one of Jerusalem's holiest sites."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b050d0r5/hardtalk-yehuda-glick)

JBBC MEMO 608

tomorrow morning (tuesday 20th), 9.30-9.45am, on bbc radio 4
adrian goldberg on mixed marriage (in the one to one series)

"In the second of three editions of One to One, broadcaster Adrian Goldberg - who is married to a British Asian woman - explores the topic of mixed marriage.
Today Adrian meets Rosalind Birtwistle, a Christian woman who married a Jewish man in the 1970s."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04yftkm)

JBBC MEMO 609

tomorrow evening (tuesday 20th), 9.00-10.30pm, on bbc 2
the eichmann show (in the one to one series)

"The behind-the-scenes true life story of a groundbreaking producer, Milton Fruchtman, and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war's most notorious Nazis, Adolf Eichmann.
He is accused of executing the 'final solution' and organising the murder of 6 million Jews.
This is the extraordinary story of how the trial came to be televised and the team that made it happen.
Filming at his trial in Jerusalem in 1961, their production becomes the world's first ever global TV documentary series, the first time the horror of the camps has been heard directly from the mouths of its victims. Edited daily and broadcast in Germany, America, Israel and 34 other countries, people fainted when they saw it on TV. Never before has there been such drama in the use of cameras, their positioning, or the revolutionary effect of operators being able to adjust frame and position to match subject and content."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b050d2t9)

JBBC MEMO 610

last friday evening (16th january), 7.32-7.36pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by john wilson) includes …

"BBC 2 drama The Eichmann Show recreates the true story of the televised trial of Adolf Eichmann, one of the architects of the Holocaust, in 1961.
Martin Freeman plays Milton Fruchtman, as TV producer who hired blacklisted director Leo Hurwitz, played by Anthony LaPaglia, to capture Eichmann's trial in the first global television event. Ryan Gilbey reviews."

(if you missed it, available from 0:17:00 to 0:21:20 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04xs4bj)

JBBC MEMO 611

this morning (wednesday 21st), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (partially repeated at 9.30pm)
midweek (presented by libby purves) includes …

"Barbara Winton is the daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton who orchestrated the Kindertransport, a rescue mission in which 669 children were evacuated from Czechoslovakia in 1938 and 1939.
Barbara's biography tells the story of her father's daring plan to transport mainly Jewish children to be placed with foster parents in the UK.
One of the children was six-year-old Alf Dubs, now Lord Alf Dubs.
Sir Nicholas has received several honours, including a knighthood and the Czech Republic's highest civilian honour - the Order of the White Lion. If it's not Impossible - The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton is published by Matador."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04ykbjk)

JBBC MEMO 612

this afternoon (wednesday 21st), 5.30-6.00pm, on channel 4 tv
the simpsons: today i am a clown

"Krusty the Clown prepares for his Bar Mitzvah, and is not longer able to work on Saturdays.
Homer is a huge success when he fills in for Krusty.
Guest starring Mr T and Jackie Mason."

(not available on 4oD)

JBBC MEMO 613

tomorrow evening (thursday 22nd), 9.30-10.30pm, on bbc 2
surviving the holocaust – freddie knoller's war (directed and produced by simon winchcombe) (part of holocaust memorial season)

"In a disarmingly frank interview, Holocaust survivor Freddie Knoller (now in his 90s) tells his personal story of being a young Jewish man during World War II.
Speaking directly to camera and accompanied by extensive archive footage, he relives his past and draws on intense memories to navigate the extraordinary adventure of his early life. Freddie's story is a dramatic - and often surprisingly funny - real-life account.
It takes us from his family life in 1930s Vienna through the German occupation of Austria and his flight to Belgium. Then on to Nazi-occupied Paris, where Freddie lived and worked in red-light Pigalle, entertaining German officers and socialising with dancing girls, before an interrogation by the Gestapo meant he had to move on again. After a brief spell in the Resistance, the war eventually caught up with him and his life in Auschwitz began."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b050cvdd)

JBBC MEMO 614

tomorrow evening (thursday 22nd), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
free thinking (presented by anne mcelvoy) includes …

"New Generation Thinker Daisy Hay looks at the relationship between Disraeli and his wife.
Daisy Hay's biography is called Mr and Mrs Disraeli: A Strange Romance."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04yb7kd)

JBBC MEMO 615

yesterday evening (thursday 22nd), 9.35-9.44pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

"Argentina dead prosecutor"

including interviews with …
• bbc reporter wyre davies
• terrorism expert thomas joscelyn
(if you missed it, available from 0:30:00 to 0:38:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gyp71 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 616

this morning (thursday 22nd), 8.40-8.46am, and tomorrow morning (friday 23rd), 8.50-8.56am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by james naughtie) includes …

(thursday) "Mike Thomson talks to the parents of murdered teenager Naftali Frankel"
(friday) "After a summer of war in Gaza and bloody clashes on the West Bank, Israel has suffered a winter wave of attacks, the latest wounding a dozen bus passengers in Tel Aviv. The catalyst for much of all this was the abduction and murder of four teenagers, three Jewish and one Israeli Arab, in June and July. Yesterday we heard an interview with the parents of Naftali Fraenkel, one of the three Jewish boys who were abducted and murdered while hitching home from their religious school on the occupied West Bank.
This morning, our Correspondent, Mike Thomson talks to the mother and father of 16 year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was killed in an apparent revenge attack for the deaths of Naftali and his two friends."

(if you missed it, available from 2:40:20 to 2:45:50 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04ykk4k and from 2:50:00 to 2:56:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04yjtjg)

JBBC MEMO 617

this morning (friday 23rd), 3.05-4.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
the lives and deaths of naftali and mohammed (in the the documentary series) (presented by mike thomson)

"Last summer the deaths of four innocent teenagers in Israel, three Jewish and one Israeli Arab, heightened tensions leading to the start of the 2014 Gaza war.
Reporter Mike Thomson travels to Israel to speak with the friends and family of Naftali Fraenkel, one of the murdered Jewish schoolboys, and those of Mohammed Abu Khdeir.
He hears about their lives their loves and the potential taken away during those 19 days last summer. This is a story of the human lives behind the headlines of this eternal conflict."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hd17w or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/docarchive)

JEXH MEMO 1

this week (until tomorrow, 23rd january), free, at st john's wood library, and
next monday (26th january), 10.30am, free, at "the crossing", granary square, behind kings cross, N1C 4AA
child refugees: five portraits of the kindertransport (a "travelling exhibition" of the wiener library)

"By examining the familiar images of the Kindertransport and highlighting personal stories, the exhibition rediscovers concealed histories that speak to the diverse experiences of the child refugees.
From the girl who was parted from her entire family and arrived in England speaking no English, rose to the top of her class and later won recognition as an artist, to the young teacher and musician who accompanied a class of children on a transport from Poland and never went back, no two stories are the same."

(see http://www.lovecamden.org/events/museums-and-galleries/child-refugees-fi...)

JBBC MEMO 618

this morning (friday 23rd), 10.19-10.28am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
world update (presented by dan damon) includes as its "friday feature"

"London's Jewish security patrols"

including interviews with …
• shomrim supervisor chaim hochhauser
• hackney councillor ian sharer
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hhksb)

JBBC MEMO 619

this afternoon (friday 23rd), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated sunday, 8.00pm)
more or less (presented by tim harford) includes …

"Were 95% of hate crimes committed in London in July 2014 anti-Semitic?"

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04yk0jf or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/moreorless)

JBBC MEMO 623

last saturday afternoon (24th january), 1.42-1.46pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated from today, 7.44-7.48am, this morning, on bbc radio 4)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

"Alberto Nisman update"

including interviews with …
• bbc reporter wyre davies
• sergio widder, director of the simon wiesenthal centre
• journalist and human rights campaigner horacio verbitsky
• political analyst rosenda fraga
(if you missed it, available from 0:37:15 to 0:41:15at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02h3hl9 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 637

this morning (27th january), 8.45-8.50am, on bbc radio 4
today includes …

"President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina has said she will disband Argentina's intelligence service, after a prosecutor was found dead just hours before he was to make explosive allegations against her. 
Alberto Nisman, 51, was found in his Buenos Aires home with a gunshot to  the head on January 18, the day before he was to go before a congressional  hearing to accuse Kirchner of obstructing his investigation into a 1994 bombing  at a Jewish charities federation office.
Juan Mendez is United Nations special rapporteur on torture."

(if you miss it, available from 2:45:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0506857)

JBBC MEMO 646

this afternoon (friday 30th), 12.15-12.21pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
the fifth floor (presented by david amanor) includes …

"Remembering the Amia Bombing:
Controversy has swept across Argentina following the death of Prosecutor Alberto Nisman who had been investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in which 85 people died.
Natalio Cosoy of BBC Mundo was there that day.
He recalls his memories of the aftermath of the bombing, from helping to clear the wreckage to joining demonstrations calling for justice."

(if you missed it, available from 0:10:00 to 0:16:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hjrlt)

JBBC MEMO 647

this afternoon (friday 30th), 2.23-2.28pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

"What will become of Alberto Nisman's damning report?"

includes interviews with …
• bbc reporter wyre davies
• political analyst jorge castro
• lawyer marta necellus
(if you missed it, available from 0:18:30 to 0:23:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hjrlz)


happygoldfish

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 15:24

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JBBC MEMO 649

last saturday (31st january), 1.22-1.28pm, and 9.38-9.43pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by julian marshall)
includes …

"a joint operation between Israel and the USA in 2008"

including contributions from …
giora shamis, editor of intelligence and security news service DEBKAfile
adam goldman of the washington post
(if you missed it, available from 0:17:00 to 0:22:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hl738 and from 0:33:00-0:38:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hl73z or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

For SCoJeC
February 2, 2015
MEMO 425 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2015/memo_425_2_february_2015.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 650

this evening (monday 2nd), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (freeview channel 9)
regina: the first woman rabbi (with the voice of rachel weisz as regina)

"In Berlin in 1935, Regina Jonas made history as the first officially ordained female rabbi.
During the Second World War, knowing that she was to be sent to the concentration camps, she placed in her synagogue all her documents and the only photograph ever taken of her, trusting that in the event of her death there would be survivors who might be inspired by her thoughts and example. She died in Auschwitz in 1942, and was completely forgotten.
Through her rediscovered official ordination papers, personal correspondence and newspaper articles she left behind, her story can now be told on television for the first time. Featuring rare archival footage showing the rich Jewish life and culture that formed the backdrop of her times, the film traces Regina's life from her upbringing in Berlin as the daughter of an Orthodox Jewish peddler, through her studies to her ordination in 1935. During the Nazi era and the war, her sermons and her unparalleled dedication brought encouragement to the persecuted German Jews.
Winner of the Lia Award at the 2013 Jerusalem Film Festival, and the Warsaw Phoenix Award 2014."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b051wkrw)

JBBC MEMO 651

tomorrow afternoon (tuesday 3rd), 1.20-1.50pm, on bbc 2
hitler (2nd of 6 episodes in the war lords series) (repeated from august 1976 on bbc 1)

"The renowned and respected historian AJP Taylor analyses the career of Adolf Hitler - from the birth of his political career to his suicide in 1945"

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p009lcrs)

JBBC MEMO 652

this afternoon (tuesday 3rd), 1.50-2.40pm, on bbc 2
germany (2nd of 8 episodes in the the road to war series)

"Series looking at the events that led up to World War II.
Charles Wheeler examines the rise of Hitler."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0523b13)

JBBC MEMO 653

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 3rd), 12.32-12.42pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
outlook (presented by matthew bannister) includes …

"Anita Weinstein, a survivor of the attack on the Jewish Centre in Buenos Aires."

(if you missed it, available from 0:26:40 to 0:36:50 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hrf50 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/outlook)

JBBC MEMO 654

this evening (tuesday 3rd), 9.42-9.48pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

"The Israeli government has called on the UN Human Rights Council to scrap its inquiry into last year's Gaza/Israel conflict.
The prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, made the demand after the chairman of the commission of inquiry handed in his resignation on Monday."

including interviews with …
william schabas
(if you missed it, available from 0:37:30 to 0:43:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hrf5v or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 655

this morning (thursday 5th), 6.14-6.16am and 8.44-8.48am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain)

"Last year saw a record number of anti-Semitic hate incidents in the UK, according to figures released by the Community Security Trust, a charity which provides security for synagogues, Jewish schools, buildings and community events."

including interviews with …
• bbc reporter sanchia berg
• rabbi arnold saunders, rabbi of higher crumpsall and high broughton synagogue in salford
(if you missed it, available from 0:14:00 to 0:15:40 and from 2:44:00 to 2:48:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0511tlz)

JBBC MEMO 656

yesterday evening (thursday 5th), 11.24-11.45pm, on bbc 1
question time from finchley (chaired by david dimbleby) includes …

(0:39:00) Gabriel Rosen: "Why is anti-semitism rising in the UK, and do you think a certain member of the panel may bear some responsibility for this?"
(0:44:41) George Galloway: "Not one single spokesman for the Jewish community, not a single Jewish community newspaper, condemned the assaults upon me which have led to the imprisonment of one man, and the fining of two others."
(0:45:05) George Galloway: "I'm being bayed at by the audience"
(0:46:01) George Galloway: "The mass murder of 2.136 Palestinians locked up in a prison camp called Gaza, 500 of them children. He called it a resumption of violence. Other people call it mass murder by Israel."

panel …
• education secretary nicky morgan
• shadow education secretary tristram hunt
george galloway
• cristina odone of the legatum institute think tank
• the guardian's executive editor and columnist jonathan freedland
(if you missed it, available from 0:39:00 to 0:59:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b051zzq5)

JBBC MEMO 657

yesterday afternoon (thursday 5th), 2.50-2.54pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

"Rawabi, the first planned Palestinian city in the West Bank, is way behind schedule because water rights have not yet been agreed with Israel"

included interviews with …
• bbc reporter lyse doucet
• developer bashar masri
• colonel grisha yakubovich of COGAT
(see also http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4578198,00.html)
(if you missed it, available from 0:45:00 to 0:49:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hw1q3 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 657A

tomorrow evening (saturday 7th), 9.30-10.00pm, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80 or 130) (repeated from bbc world news tv, 9.30pm this evening
the billion dollar gamble (in the our world series)

"It's the first planned Palestinian city, a billion dollar project to build homes for 25,000 people with a soccer stadium and even an amphitheatre, complete with Roman columns.
Rawabi is the vision of an American-Palestinian multi-millionaire, Bashar Masri, who has staked his fortune on a better future for his people.
Though the main building work is largely finished the project, like the peace process, has ground to a halt over disagreements between the Palestinians and the Israelis.
Lyse Doucet charts Masri's progress over a year. She meets a family eager to move in, as well as critics, both Israeli and Palestinian. Can Masri finish the city? Or will events beyond his control get the better of his dream?"

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b052qxwv)


happygoldfish

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 10:13

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JBBC MEMO 656A

online only, at the top of the editorial page of george galloway's own website:
"GEORGE GALLOWAY SPEAKS AT DEMO OUTSIDE ISRAELI EMBASSY" (11/7/2014) …
including condemnation of the bbc, and a call for the destruction of israel ("free, free, from the river to the sea") …

(0:04:10) "Of all the British media, the one which is simply intolerable to take is the Bush and Blair Corporation, formerly known as the BBC. So I want to say something here, it's up to each and all of you whether you follow me on this or not, I refuse to pay a compulsory licence fee to the BBC to lie to the British people. And so, from this moment on, I will not pay that licence fee. They can take me to court, they can send me to jail, but I won't pay the BBC for lies and for lying to the British people."
(0:05:53) "… because the killing will not stop until Palestine is free, from the River to the Sea. Free, free. Free, free. Free, free. Free, free. Free, free. Free, free."

(available at http://www.georgegalloway.net/category/editorial/)

For SCoJeC
February 9, 2015
MEMO 426 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2015/memo_426_9_february_2015.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 658

yesterday morning (sunday 8th), 7.15-7.21am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

"Bob Walker speaks to members of the Jewish Community in Manchester following this week's Community Security Trust report which claims anti-Semitic incidents reached a record level in the UK last year."

including interviews with …
• rabbi dovid lewis
• mark gardner, director of communications of CST
• jonny weinberg of the manchester jewish representative council
(if you missed it, available from 0:05:40 to 0:11:20 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b051r7hm)

JBBC MEMO 659

this afternoon (monday 9th), 2.50-2.58pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) concludes with …

"The MPs now say those social medai users spreading racial hatred should be banned from sites such as Twitter and Facebook. But just how difficult is it to police racial hatred?
We've brought together Rachel Shabi, author of "Not the Enemy, Israel's Jews from Arab Lands", and …"

al-jazeera opinion journalist, iraqi-jewish rachel shabi
• jonathan sacerdoti, director of communications of campaign against antisemitism
(if you missed it, available from 0:45:00 to 0:53:00 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02j48cq or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 660

yesterday evening (monday 9th), 10.06-10.07pm, and 10.22-10.27pm, on bbc radio 4
the world tonight (presented by ritula shah) includes …

"Stephen Sizer, a Church of England vicar who promoted an internet article blaming Israel for the September 11th attacks, has been told not to use social media for 6 months, nor to comment on the Middle East, otherwise he'll lose his job."
"The All-party Parliamentary Enquiry into Anti-semitism says it's concerned that anti-semitism is a growing problem in the UK."

including interviews with …
justin welby
• religious affairs correspondent caroline wyatt
luciana berger
• victim rabbi arnold saunders of higher crumpsall and higher broughton synagogue
andrew watson, bishop of guildford
• mother linda slavin (hadley wood)
• mother laura gerstner (hadley wood)
• rabbi danny rich of ealing liberal synagogue
(if you missed it, available from 0:05:55 to 0:06:55
and from 0:22:00 to 0:27:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b051ryqq)

JBBC MEMO 661

every weekday morning last week and this week (monday 2nd to friday 13th) 2.00-2.15pm (repeated at midnight), on bbc radio 4 extra (freeview channel 708) (repeated from 1991 on radio 5)
when hitler stole pink rabbit by judith kerr, read by rosemary leach and abridged by elizabeth bradbury (10 episodes)

"Judith Kerr's classic novel for children set in Berlin in 1933, as Adolf Hitler's election campaign is underway.
First published in 1971, Judith's semi-autobiographical story tells the story of nine year-old Jewish girl Anna and her family's attempt to escape from the Nazis - passing through Switzerland and France - before arriving in England in 1936.
Judith wrote it for her son to explain her own story of her family fleeing Nazi Germany. Her father was a drama critic and a distinguished writer whose books were burned by the Nazis.
Kerr found herself a fairly willing refugee, seeing her long travels as a great adventure. A view her parents went to great pains to confirm, often hiding their own personal and professional privations and struggles from their young children."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00y9y8k)

JBBC MEMO 662

tomorrow morning (wednesday 11th), 10.55-11.00am, on bbc radio 4
iby and julia - not defined by the holocaust (in the listening project series)

"Fi Glover introduces a conversation between a survivor of Auschwitz and her granddaughter, Julia Klich, which reveals that Iby Knill used her experience to pass on tolerance and understanding, not fear, proving again that it's surprising what you hear when you listen."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bs0mt)

JBBC MEMO 663

tomorrow afternoon (wednesday 11th), 6.00-6.30pm, on channel 4 tv
Simpsons' Bible Stories (episode 18 of season 10)

"During an especially boring sermon by Rev Lovejoy, Marge fantasises about Homer and herself as Adam and Eve, while Homer sees himself as wise King Solomon, Lisa sees herself in ancient Egypt. and Bart sees himself as King David, fighting Goliath"

(not available on 4oD)
(see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simpsons_Bible_Stories)

JBBC MEMO 666

tomorrow night (early saturday 13th), 1.00-2.40am, on bbc 2
the infidel (2010)

"Muslim Mahmud discovers that he is adopted - and Jewish. An American Jewish cabbie teaches him how to be a proper Jew, with disastrous results. Contains very strong language."

(not available on iplayer)

JBBC MEMO 662A

sunday afternoon (february 15th), 2.15-3.00pm, on bbc radio 4
sunday omnibus, introduced by fi glover (in the listening project series) (repeated from august 2014)

"For 40 years Iby kept secret the fact that she'd been held in Auschwitz - she didn't even tell her husband. She finally told someone 30 years ago and one of the conversations is with that friend; the other is with her granddaughter.
Since Iby finally revealed her secret, she has gone on to tell her story to more than 20,000 people, most of them school children, in her determination that the horrors of the Holocaust should never be repeated.
And, in a departure for The Listening Project, Iby reads the powerful poem she wrote in her pursuit of this aim."

(already available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04c9xcn)


happygoldfish

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 12:34

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programmes related to Holocaust Memorial Day:

(for Scottish educational resources, see http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/resources/h/holocaustmemorialday.asp)

JBBC MEMO 620

tomorrow evening (saturday 24th), 9.00-10.20634
, on channel 4 tv
holocaust: night will fall (narrated by helena bonham carter)

"Holocaust: Night Will Fall is a powerful new documentary about the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and how combat and newsreel cameramen filmed the almost unbelievable scenes encountered there.
When Allied forces liberated the Nazi concentration camps in 1944-45, their terrible discoveries revealed for the first time the full horror of what had happened.
Making use of British, Soviet and American footage, the Ministry of Information’s Sidney Bernstein (later founder of Granada Television) aimed to create a documentary that would provide lasting, undeniable evidence of the Nazis’ unspeakable crimes. He commissioned a wealth of British talent, including his friend Alfred Hitchcock.
There were even secret talks with Hollywood director Billy Wilder (Some Like it Hot), himself an Austrian refugee from the Nazis. Yet, despite initial support from the British and US Governments, the film was shelved. It was considered too sensitive for the rapidly changing political climate.
Now, 70 years on, Bernstein’s film has been restored and completed by Imperial War Museums.
This eloquent, lucid documentary by André Singer (executive producer of the award-winning The Act of Killing) tells the extraordinary story of filming the camps and the fate of Bernstein’s project, using original archive footage and eyewitness testimonies.
Over 15 countries will be joining Channel 4 in broadcasting Night Will Fall in the run up to and on Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January 2015.
Read more: http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/features/night-will-fall-sto... "

(if you miss it, available at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/holocaust-night-will-fall)

JBBC MEMO 621

sunday morning (25th january), 6.05-6.35am, on bbc radio 4
the wrath of god (presented by mark tully) (in the something understood series)

"The concept of The Wrath of God is a contentious one. Mark Tully asks how we can reconcile the idea of a loving God with a God of Wrath - in conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks.
He discusses the evidence of God as a loving God in the Hebrew Bible and examines the idea of divine anger as a way of obviating the need for human vengeance. He also asks whether anger is an entirely negative force in the first place.
Contrasting views are offered by writers and theologians from Stephen Crane to Miroslav Wolf, and musical argument is provided by artists ranging from Mendelssohn and Britten to Yossele Rosenblatt and the Delmore Brothers."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0505l2x)

JBBC MEMO 622

sunday evening (25th january), 7.00-11.25pm, on bbc 4 tv (freeview channel 9)
shoah (1st of 2 parts: date of 2nd part not yet announced)

"Claude Lanzmann's 1985 epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0516gd5)

JBBC MEMO 624

last saturday morning (24th january), 11.36-11.42am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent includes …

"Kevin Connolly's in Auschwitz where they are getting ready to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the death camp."

(if you missed it, available from 0:06:30 to 0:12:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04y6vn7)

JBBC MEMO 625

yesterday morning (sunday 25th), 7.32-7.39am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by william crawley) includes …

"We'll hear the remarkable spiritual journey of Jewish Holocaust survivor - Miriam Freedman, a "hidden child" in Slovakia, who went on to become a teacher of yoga in London and then a follower of Sufism."

(if you missed it, available from 0:22:40 to 0:29:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0505l31)

JBBC MEMO 626

yesterday morning (sunday 25th), 8.10-8.50am, on bbc radio 4
sunday worship: keep the memory alive (includes testimony from ros johnson of the coventry jewish community about the lives of her family in lodz, poland)

"This week sees the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The choir and pupils of Blue Coat Church of England School & Music College in Coventry, help 'keep the memory alive' as they mark this and other genocides.
Given political tensions and outright warfare in various parts of the globe, can we find hope for the future in remembering the past?
Preacher: The Archbishop of Canterbury's Director of Reconciliation Canon David Porter;
Leader: The Revd Canon Dr David Stone;
The God of Abraham Praise (Leoni);
God, as with silent hearts we bring to mind (The Supreme Sacrifice);
The Servant Song (Gillard);
Adonai Ro'i Lo Echsar (Cohen);
I asked the Lord (arr. Formstone);
Go down, Moses (Trad arr. L'Estrange);
Si njay njay njay (Zulu trad arr. L'Estrange)."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0505l35)

JBBC MEMO 627

yesterday (sunday 25th), 10.31-10.35am, repeated 4.31-435pm, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80 or 130)
witness includes …

"Kitty Hart-Moxon tells of her two years at Auschwitz"

(if you missed it, available from 0:1:00 to 0:05:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0517ftg/witness-24012015)

For SCoJeC
January 26, 2015
MEMO 424 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2015/memo_424_26_january_2015.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 628

last saturday morning (24th january), and all this week (monday to friday, 26th to 30th), 5.43-5.45am, on bbc radio 4
prayer for the day by dr ed kessler of the interfaith woolf institute
(if you miss them, available with transcript at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04yk50k)

JBBC MEMO 629

this afternoon (monday 26th), 1.19-1.28pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
outlook includes …

"85-year-old Hedy Pagremanski is a Holocaust survivor who paints pictures of the disappearing landscapes of New York City. She paints buildings that have been condemned, blocks that are set to be redeveloped and streets and communities that have been overlooked.
She tells reporter Matt Nelson how her motivation for capturing a particular moment comes from her experiences as a child growing up in Vienna where she and her family had to hide for months before escaping to Panama and then the United States."

(if you missed it, available from 0:14:20 to 0:23:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02h6qcj or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/outlook)

JBBC MEMO 630

this afternoon (monday 26th), 2.50-2.55pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated from 7.40am this morning on today on bbc radio 4)
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

"Between 1940 and 1945, well over a million people perished in its gas chambers or from starvation, punishment beatings or being executed. The vast majority of them were Jews from across Europe. The camp also housed a long list of Hitler's other enemies: Polish political prisoners, Soviet prisoners of war, Roma, and homosexuals.
BBC correspondent Caroline Wyatt has been to Auschwitz to look for the records of her Polish natural grandfather Josef Nieciecki, who survived the camp."

including interviews with …
• dr wojciech płosa, head archivist at auschwitz-birkenau
(if you missed it, available from 0:45:00 to 0:49:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02h6qcp or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 631

yesterday evening (monday 26th), 9.41-9.48pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

"Croatian Jewish Oscar-winning producer, Auschwitz survivor Branko Lustig"

(if you missed it, available from 0:36:20 to 0:43:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02h6qdc or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 613A

this evening (monday 26th), 11.20pm-12.20, on bbc 2
surviving the holocaust – freddie knoller's war (directed and produced by simon winchcombe) (part of holocaust memorial season)

JBBC MEMO 632

this morning (tuesday 27th), 8.38-8.43am, on bbc radio 4
today includes …

"No-one can be exactly sure how many men, women and children perished in the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz near the City of Krakow, but we know it was enough to make the place an enduring symbol of the evils of Nazism and of Hitler's attempt to wipe out Jews in Europe.
Today a ceremony at Auschwitz will mark the 70th anniversary of the camp's liberation by the Red Army, and representatives of governments from many parts of the world will gather to hear the stories of the hundreds of survivors who'll be there.
But as our correspondent, Kevin Connolly, who'll be at the ceremony reports, there was a time when the survivors found it much harder to get anyone to listen to their shocking stories."

including interview with …
Thomas Geve (1929), who created paintings of his two years in Auschwitz
for paintings, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30947758
(if you miss it, available from 2:38:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0506857)

JBBC MEMO 633

this morning (tuesday 27th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
witness: in 2013 sarah ehrlich interviewed simon gronowski (brussels, 1931)

"In 1943, a group of Belgian Jews escaped from a train bound for the gas chambers at Auschwitz.
In the only incident of its kind, they were helped by members of the Belgian resistance.
Simon Gronowski was just 11 years old when he jumped from the train to safety."

see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22188075
see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_the_twentieth_convoy and http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Maistriau
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02h8y5q)

JBBC MEMO 634

this morning (tuesday 27th), 11.00-11.30am, on bbc radio 4
anne frank's trees: keeping the memory alive (bbc "documentary of the week")
includes interviews with …
• auschwitz survivor freddie knoller (vienna, 1921)
gillian walms of anne frank trust uk
• kindertransport child ernest simon (eisenstadt, 1930)
• london guide david rosenberg,who talks about szmul zygielbojm
olivia marks-woldman, chief executive of the holcaust memorial day trust uk
aviva trupp, holocaust survivor centre manager
kim strickson and chris squires, of the kiklees buttons collection
karen pollock, chief executive of the holocaust educational trust
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05077kb)

JBBC MEMO 635

this afternoon (tuesday 27th), 1.19-1.23pm, on bbc radio 4
the world at one (presented by sean ley) includes an interview with …
avraham harshalom (born adam fridberg, 1925, in pruzhany), the subject of the 2004 film alive from the ashes
(see also http://db.yadvashem.org/films/supported.htm)
(if you missed it, available from 0:19:00 to 0:23:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05077kl)

JBBC MEMO 636

this afternoon (tuesday 27th), 2.35-2.41pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

"Newshour visits the 70th anniversary service at Auschwitz and interviews twins Vera Kriegel and Yona Lachs who were subjected to medical experiments"

(if you missed it, available from 0:30:00 to 0:35:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02h8y63 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 637

this afternoon (tuesday 27th), 2.50-2.57pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

"Are American Jews too obsessed with the holocaust to create an American Jewish identity?"

including interviews with …
yair rosenberg of the tablet
• professor deborah lipstadt
(if you missed it, available from 0:45:25 to 0:52:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02h8y63 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 638

this afternoon (tuesday 27th), 5.00-6.00pm, on bbc radio 4
pm includes the story of szmul zygielbojm
(if you missed it, available a http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05077kx)

JBBC MEMO 639

this evening (tuesday 27th), 7.00-8.00pm, on bbc 2
holocaust memorial day (presented by david dimbleby) (part of holocaust memorial season)

"Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp, more than 200 survivors attend a unique commemoration to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Taking part are Sir John Hurt, Michael Palin, Keeley Hawes and Christopher Eccleston. Among those providing the music is cellist Simon Wallfisch, grandson of Anita Lasker-Wallfisch who played in the camp orchestra at Auschwitz. Anita will be in the audience to watch her grandson play.
Through music, poetry and powerful personal testimony, all those who were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis and those who have died in later genocides will be remembered."

• narrated by actor adrian lester
with contributions from …
• john hurt
• the prince of wales
iby knill (bratislava, 1923)
otto deutsch (vienna, 1883-1967)
laurence fox
keeley hawes
sarah lancashire
natasha kaplinsky
renee salt (poland, 1929)
ivor perl (hungary, 1932)
simon wallfisch
christopher eccleston
kemal pervanic
• historian marko attila hoare
michael palin
• chief rabbi ephraim mirvis
• gena turgel
• cantor jonny turgel
david cameron
and candles lit by …
lily ebertsabina millerann kirk, • agnes grunwald-spiersafed bukovic
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04f266s)

JBBC MEMO 469A

early this evening (tuesday 27th), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (freeview channel 9) (repeated from 4.00am, 12th september, 15th october, and 15th january, on bbc 2)
children of the holocaust animation: eyewitness accounts from history, brought to life in animation for a young audience
includes interviews with …
ruth rogoff (1933), from zwickau
martin kapel (1930), from leipzig
trude silman (1929), from bratislava
heinz skyte (1920), from fuerth
arek hersh (1928), from sieradz
suzanne rappaport-ripton (1936), from paris

"Elderly survivors recount their childhood experiences of Nazi atrocities; their escape from occupied mainland Europe to Britain; adapting to life in the UK; and the impact on their lives subsequently.
Heinz, a 13-year-old boy who witnesses the effects of anti-Jewish laws, Nazi demonstrations and pogroms, escapes persecution in Germany only to be arrested as an 'enemy alien' in Britain.
Trude, a frightened nine-year-old brought to England without her family on the Kindertransport, struggles to adapt to life in Britain away from her parents.
Resourceful 14-year-old Arek survives against all odds in appalling conditions in the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Suzanne, age six, is violently separated from her parents in Nazi-occupied Paris. Deprived of her family, freedom and education, she is hidden in the countryside and forced to work on a farm.
We also get a chance to meet the real-life survivors today in short, on-camera interviews, which reflect on the effect these experiences have had on their adult lives. They discuss why it is important to keep alive the memory of those who were murdered by the Nazis and the need for Holocaust education, and they appeal for humanity to stay vigilant so that the world may never see these horrific events repeated."
"Arek Hersh was a 14-year-old Jewish boy when he arrived, after two days of travel in a sealed waggon, at the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Born in the Polish town of Sieradz he describes the opening of the waggons and being greeted by angry dogs, barb-wire fences and SS Guards. Very quickly the separation of men on one side and women with children on the other, known as ‘Selection’, took place and Arek quickly ran to the line with the men recognising early that he had a better chance of survival.
His selection was being overseen by Mengele, an SS officer and physician in Auschwitz during World War II notorious for the selection of victims to be killed in the gas chambers and for performing unscientific and often deadly human experiments on prisoners.
The line with the women and children was sent straight to the gas chambers and murdered on arrival.
Tattooed with the number B7608, Arek had his only photographs of his family ripped away from him and given an oversized and ill-fitting striped uniform and he relates the constant battle against disease and lice experienced by the prisoners. Arek discusses the cramped and squalid sleeping barracks where upwards of 1000 men were kept together in virtual starvation and how the constant hunger kept him thinking about food.
The war and the Holocaust destroyed 81 members of his immediate family and only his sister survived."

(already available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01zx5g7)
(trailer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p021qj4x)

JBBC MEMO 640

yesterday evening (tuesday 27th), 9.05-9.18pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour leads with …

"Auschwitz 70 years on"

including contributions from …
roman kent (lodz, 1929)
• auschwitz twins yona lachs and • vera kriegel
• israeli author yael shahar
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:30 to 0:13:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02h8y6s)

JBBC MEMO 641

this evening (tuesday 27th), 9.00-10.30pm, on bbc 2
touched by auschwitz

"This feature-length documentary attempts to answer one of the most profound questions of the Holocaust - what was the human legacy of the crime?
Producer and director Laurence Rees (The Nazis: A Warning from History, Auschwitz: The Nazis and The Final Solution) has travelled extensively in order to film six Auschwitz survivors along with their friends and families.
Together, these sequences filmed in Jerusalem, Chicago, London, Bavaria, Krakow and Tel Aviv build into a compelling portrait of the problems, challenges and triumphs that six different individuals have experienced since the war as a result of their time in Auschwitz."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0513bz4)

JBBC MEMO 642

this evening (tuesday 27th), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3
nazis, holocaust, time and memory (in the free thinking series)

"Rana Mitter talks to Richard J Evans about his new book The Third Reich in History and Memory which reflects on how racist theories of Empire, promulgated over centuries, provided fertile ground for Nazi theorists.
They are joined by fellow-historians Jane Caplan and David Cesarani, to survey how history has explored this period and discuss the question, was the Final Solution unique in the history of genocide.
Also in the studio, Andre Singer, Director of the documentary, Holocaust: Night Will Fall and the Polish cultural historian and writer, Eva Hoffman; they will explore how images of that time, far from being fixed in time, are endlessly renewed and reinterpreted by succeeding generations and their existence seems of increasing importance."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0506lp0)

JBBC MEMO 643

tonight (tuesday 27th), 11.45pm-12.15, on bbc 1 (previously broadcast on bbc 1 wales in august 2014)
from auschwitz with love

"A real-life love story set against the backdrop of one of history's darkest chapters. Welshman Ron Jones takes an emotional journey back to Auschwitz, where he was held as a British prisoner of war. Now almost 100 years old, Ron shares his wartime experiences with presenter Joe Crowley.
He talks about his friendship with a Jewish man called Joseph and his horror when he discovered that he'd been killed in the notorious gas chambers. And he remembers the regular home nations' football matches that took place alongside the Auschwitz prison camp.
Even though the war had ripped them apart, it was the love of his childhood sweetheart Gwladys that kept Ron going. He wrote regular letters home to tell her how he longed to be back in her arms. Gwladys kept the letters in an old chocolate box. Reading them now, they tell a remarkable story of the couple's enduring love for each other as Europe descended into chaos."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04f266s)

JBBC MEMO 644

tomorrow evening (wednesday 28th), 10.45-11.15pm, on bbc 1
the holocaust: a story of remembrance (narrated by lesley sharp, and produced and directed by anna cox) (part of holocaust memorial season)

"On 27 January 1945, Auschwitz was liberated.
70 years later the international community will gather, as it does every year, to remember the atrocities of the holocaust and reinforce the message that this paradigm of evil must never happen again. But as time passes the numbers of survivors are growing smaller, and without their testimonies how will the memory of the Holocaust be kept alive?
In this film to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, three extraordinary women tell their powerful personal stories to reveal just why the memory of one of the darkest moments in human history should never be forgotten.
Auschwitz survivor Kitty Hart-Moxon discusses her post-war struggle to talk about her suffering in a world unwilling to acknowledge it. Acclaimed children's author Judith Kerr (The Tiger that Came to Tea, Mog the Forgetful Cat, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit) tells the story of her childhood escape from Nazi Germany. Senior Reform Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner travels for the first time to Lithuania where her ancestors once lived, to learn first-hand about their fate at the hands of the Nazis."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0513mpg)

JBBC MEMO 645

last tuesday morning (27th january), 9.00-9.30am, on lbc radio
auschwitz: a survivor's return with nick ferrari
"Nick joined 86-year-old Arek Hersh on a tour of the concentration camp with his granddaughter Avital, who was seeing it for the first time."

(if you missed it, available, with partial transcript, at http://www.lbc.co.uk/nick-ferrari-takes-auschwitz-survivor-back-to-death...)
see also http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/read-nick-ferrari-auschwitz-emotional-day-il... and http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Detail-History-Arek-Hersh/dp/0953628051

JBBC MEMO 648

this sunday afternoon (february 1st), 4.00-4.30pm, on bbc radio 4
judith kerr - when hitler stole pink rabbit (in the book club series)

"Judith Kerr discusses her novel When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit with James Naughtie.
First published in 1971, she wrote it for her son in order to explain the story of her own family's flight from Nazi Germany. Her father was a drama critic and a distinguished writer whose books were burned by the Nazis. The family passed through Switzerland and France before arriving finally in England in 1936.
Kerr found herself a fairly willing refugee, seeing her long travels as a great adventure. Her parents went to great pains to confirm and support this view, often hiding their own personal and professional privations and struggles from their young children.
When Hitler Stole the Pink Rabbit is now used as a set text in German schools, used as an easy introduction to a difficult period of German history."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b050z2vc)

JBBC MEMO 664

friday january 23rd, 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day: rabbi laura janner-klausner

"At the ceremony, awards were given by the Israeli Ambassador to families of three rescuers referred to as “Righteous Among the Nations”, people who defied the hatred, hostility and widespread indifference during the Holocaust. At great risk of death, they saved lives. …"

(if you missed it, available, with transcript, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hhfjr)

JBBC MEMO 665

tuesday january 27th, 7.49-7.52am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day: chief rabbi ephraim mirvis

"Have the lessons of the Holocaust been learned?
The first essential lesson is the need for education lest people forget. 
Our children need to know the truth in order to ensure that the brutality of the Holocaust will not stain the world again.
Secondly, we must teach compassion, kindness and selflessness. We must learn to practice loving acceptance of all people created in the Divine image, recognising that everyone has the right to freedom of conscience and expression.
Thirdly, open-mindedness will not suffice. Tolerance without boundaries - in particular tolerance of cruelty, falsehood and intolerance - has proved fatal to liberty. 
A free society must respond courageously and emphatically when faced by forces of evil that seek to destroy our civilisation."

(if you missed it, available, with transcript, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hrpcs)

JBBC MEMO 672

sunday 25th january, 6.00-9.00am, on bbc radio norfolk
sunday breakfast: 70 years since the liberation of auschwitz presented by anthony isaacs

"Anthony brings you music from Wells Cathedral Choir … as well as hearing about the family who melted gold bars down for currency to escape the Holocaust … and speaks to reporter Ashley Peatfield who tells him about the commemorations being held over the weekend at Auschwitz. There's also the first part of Bernard Grunberg's story of escaping Hitler's Final Solution through the Kinder Transport … hears from former minister at Norwich Synagogue, Alex Bennett, who tells him about how the Jewish community will be remembering the events of 70 years ago. Anthony also talks to Tom Chapman who is Pastor at Surrey Chapel in Norwich who tells him the amazing story of Elsie Tilney who saved the lives of a number of Jewish people during the Holocaust. There's also the second part of Bernard Grunberg's story who talks about going back to the town he used to live in to find out what had happened to his family during the Holocaust …"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gtlql)

JBBC MEMO 673

sunday 25th january, 9.00-9.30am, on bbc radio wales
anti-semitism in wales presented by roy jenkins (in the all things considered series)

"roy jenkins and guests discuss how serious the issue of anti-Semitism is in Wales and the rest of the UK as the world marks 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, how anti-Semitism shows itself and if enough is being done to combat it.

Holocaust Memorial Day this week marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.  As the killing of six million Jews in Nazi death camps is remembered again, this year it’s against the background of renewed fears within Jewish communities across Europe.
The terrorist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris has heightened anxieties here in Britain, with some schools teaching their children how to respond to an armed assault, and increased security measures around many premises, and a recent poll suggested that anti-Semitism is still a significant problem, with many British Jews so worried that they’re debating whether to stay in this country."

with guests …
angela levin, a journalist and one of the authors of the report on the poll published by the campaign against anti-semitism
• rabbi professor dan cohn-sherbok of the university of wales trinity st david
• professor david geldman, director of the pears institute for the study of anti-semitism based at birkbeck
• rabbi michoel rose of the cardiff united synagogue.
(if you missed it, available from 0:03:30 to 0:31:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b050h9zs)


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Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:20

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JBBC MEMO 667

yesterday afternoon (sunday 15th), 1.31-1.43pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

"… then early on Sunday morning, a Jewish man was shot dead, and two police officers were wounded, outside Copenhagen's main synagogue."

• chief inspector torben molgaard jensen
• danish prime minister helle thorning-schmidt
• bbc reporter malcolm brabant
jonatan moller sousa, vice president of the danish zionist federation
• mayor frank jensen
(if you missed it, available from 0:26:30 to 0:38:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02jk1lt or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

For SCoJeC
February 16, 2015
MEMO 427 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2015/memo_427_16_february_2015.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 668

this afternoon (monday 16th), 2.23-2.28pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) includes …

"So far at least 1500 people from Syria have been picked up by the Israeli army and taken for treatment in Israeli hospitals, and some of them are being treated using ground breaking techniques."

• bbc world affairs correspondent paul adams
• dr yoav leiser of the rambam hospital in haifa
(see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31449362 and http://www.rambam.org.il/EnglishSite/AboutRambam/Publications/NewsandEve...)
(if you missed it, available from 0:17:40 to 0:23:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02jlyg5 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 669

this afternoon (monday 16th), 2.42-2.48pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by rebecca kesby) includes …

"Should European Jews leave for Israel?"

• french prime minister manuel valls
• rabbi mencachem margolin, general director of the european jewish association
(if you missed it, available from 0:37:00 to 0:43:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02jlyg5 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 670

yesterday evening (monday 16th), 9.19-9.23pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

"30,000 people have been holding a vigil to commemorate the two victims of the weekend attacks in Copenhagen"

including interview with …
• bbc reporter malcolm brabant
(if you missed it, available from 0:14:00 to 0:18:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02jlygv or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 671

this evening (tuesday 17th), 9.30-10.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated from 9.00am this morning)
the aliens act of 1905 (in the the long view series)

"Jonathan Freedland examines current debates surrounding immigration and legislation in the light of the 1905 Aliens Act; the first act to introduce immigration and registration controls into Britain from areas outside the British Empire and seen chiefly as a response to East European Jewish immigration.
Jonathan is joined by Mary Riddell, columnist and political interviewer for the Daily Telegraph, Dr David Glover, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Southampton and the actor Henry Goodman."

(already available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b052j0tp)

JBBC MEMO 674

this morning (thursday 19th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day with laura janner-klausner
(if you missed it, available with transcript at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02kbr8s)

JBBC MEMO 675

yesterday evening (thursrday 19th), 7.47-7.52pm, on channel 4 tv
channel 4 news ends with …

"The 90-second video produced by the Israeli journalist Zvika Klein shows him being abused and spat at. But was it a fair representation of the experiences of Jews in France?"

(if you missed it, available from 0:44:00 to 0:48:50 at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/channel-4-news/on-demand/60965-050 or at http://www.channel4.com/news/ten-hours-in-paris-as-a-jew-interview-kippa...)
see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-31491723

JBBC MEMO 253B

yesterday evening (thursday 21st), 10.00-10.45pm, on bbc radio 3 (repeated from march 2014)
free thinking: david grossman

"David Grossman's new book Falling Out of Time mixes poetry, drama and fiction to explore the emotion of grief and loss. His own son died in 2006.
He is also the author of non fiction books including Death as a Way of Life: From Oslo to the Geneva Agreement. When he was in London last year for Jewish Book Week, Free Thinking invited him to join Matthew Sweet in the studio to discuss his new book, its place in his work as a whole and the part he hopes it can play in the discourse about Israel today."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03x1p4l)

JBBC MEMO 676

tomorrow evening (saturday 21st), 9.00-9.40-10.20pm, on bbc 4 tv (freeview channel 9)
hostages (bnei aruba), created by rotem shamir and omri givon, with ayelet zurer and jonah lotan (1st and 2nd episode of 10 of the original israeli version) (in hebrew with english subtitles)

"When brilliant surgeon Yael Danon is selected to perform a routine operation on the Israeli prime minister it puts her and her whole family in danger. The night before the operation they are taken hostage in their house by masked men and Yael is given an ultimatum - she must kill the prime minister during his operation or her family will die."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03xzzcp)


happygoldfish

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:02

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JBBC MEMO 677

yesterday afternoon (sunday 22nd), 1.50-1.54pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated 9.24pm)
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

"What impact is the Alberto Nisman case having on Argentine society?"

including interview with …
• sephardi chief rabbi isaac sacca
(if you missed it, available from 0:45:00 to 0:48:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02k1sx1 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

For SCoJeC
February 23, 2015
MEMO 428 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2015/memo_428_23_february_2015.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 678

this afternoon (monday 23rd), 1.50-1.58pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) concludes with …

"It was almost impossible to be Jewish and survive in Berlin in 1943, but now "Gone to Ground", a book published for the first time in English, presents first-hand testimony of one woman's attempt to do just that.
Marie Jalowicz Simon survived by going to ground."

including interview with …
• son hermann simon
(if you missed it, available from 0:45:00 to 0:53:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02k55xw or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 679

this morning (wednesday 25th), 8.45-8.55am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague) includes …

"This week is six months since the ceasefire in the seven week conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
Just after the conflict began, we spoke to two women on different sides of the Gaza border. Now, with Gaza still in ruins and perpetual fears that the conflict will re-ignite, how do they feel about the aftermath of the war?
Lyse Doucet is  Chief International Correspondent and in the destroyed Gazan neighbourhood of Shejaiya, one of the poorest and most overcrowded in Gaza and Abeer Barakat, a mother-of-four, lived through the war in Gaza and Adele Raemer is a mother and grandmother living in Kibbutz Nirim just over the border from Gaza."

(for adele raemer, see also http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/11/16/gaza-israel-conflict-civilian...)
(if you missed it, available from 2:45:30 to 2:55:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0537718 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 680

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 25th), 2.35-2.53pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated at 9.35pm, but without the israeli contribution)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal) includes …

"I ask, when I visit Gaza, how do people survive? How do they possibly hang on to any hope?"

including interviews with …
• bbc reporter lyse doucet in shejaiya
roger hearn. regional director of save the children
• colonel grisha yakubovich of COGAT
(if you missed it, available from 0:30:00 to 0:42:45 (gaza) and from 0:45:00 to 0:48:20 (israel) at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02k8726 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 681

this morning (thursday 26th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day with laura janner-klausner

"Dehumanisation of the other side means negotiation often appears impossible."

(if you missed it, available with transcript at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02kvps7)

JBBC MEMO 682

this afternoon (thursday 26th), 2.19-2.24pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by james menendez) includes …

"Was Mr Netanyahu right to say that the US and others have already accepted the reality of a nuclear Iran?"

including interview with …
yoaz hendel, military historian and former prime minsterial advisor
(if you missed it, available from 0:14:00 to 0:18:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02kbhpg or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 683

online only (bbc tv, published yesterday, thursday 26th)
inside a gaza tunnel, presented by quentin sommerville
"It is six months since a ceasefire deal was brokered between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza strip.
During the conflict more than 2,000 people were killed in the seven weeks of fighting, and nearly half a million were displaced.
There are growing fears the war could start up again.
The BBC has been given unprecedented access to the tunnels network used by Palestinian Islamic Jihad to launch attacks."

(available at http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31637492)

JBBC MEMO 684

yesterday evening (thursday 26th), 6.30-7.00pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
world have your say (presented by chloe tilley) devotes the second half to …

"Questions are being asked about why so little is being done – has the world broken its promise to Gaza?"

including contributions from …
lyse doucet
najra, aid worker in gaza city
chris gunness of unrwa
• associate professor nureddin meladi of qatar university
• dr belal dabour from gaza city
(if you missed it, available from 0:27:00 to 0:53:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02kbhpw or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/whys)

JBBC MEMO 676A

tomorrow evening (saturday 28trh), 9.00-9.45-10.25pm, on bbc 4 tv (freeview channel 9)
hostages (bnei aruba, בני ערובה), created by rotem shamir and omri givon, with ayelet zurer and jonah lotan (3rd and 4th episode of 10 of the original israeli version) (in hebrew with english subtitles)

"The Danons are still hostages in their own home. With Yael having moved the prime minister's operation to buy the family more time, her captors are desperate to get it back on track. Yael is forced to use her wits to bring the operation forward again. Eyal must deal with his money problems to stop people constantly coming to the house, and cracks are beginning to show in the captors' relationships as a power struggle develops."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03yr2s8)


happygoldfish

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:16

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JBBC MEMO 685

last friday evening (27th february), 9.50-9.54pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

"… some of it was hidden from the Nazis … Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum hasn't established how it acquired 16 of the paintings in its new exhibition: the Stedelijk Museum in the Second World War."

including interview with …
• exhibition curator margriet schavemaker
(see also http://www.stedelijk.nl/en/exhibitions/the-stedelijk-museum-the-second-w...)
(if you missed it, available from 0:45:00 to 0:48:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02kfb73 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 686

last saturday morning (28th february), 8.21-8.26am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by mishal husain) includes …

"Bob Mankoff, the cartoon editor of the New Yorker, is speaking at Jewish Book Week in London on 1st March.
He will give an illustrated talk to demonstrate what makes The New Yorker cartoon a unique and distinctive art form.
Mankoff thinks humour is a way of coping with anxiety. Cartoons in The New Yorker often satirise topics such as death, work, and relationships.
He says he is disturbed and horrified by the recent rise in anti-Semitism."

(if you missed it, available from 1:21:30 to 1:26:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b053rz5c)

JBBC MEMO 687

last saturday morning (28th february), 11.38-11.43am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

"The Israeli prime minister's about to address the joint Houses of Congress in Washington - Kevin Connolly reports that the White House is not enthusiastic."

(if you missed it, available from 0:07:15 to 0:12:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0532flk or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/fooc)

JBBC MEMO 688

yesterday afternoon (sunday 1st), 1.37-1.48pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) includes …

"Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress"

and …

"Iranian & Israeli make music"

including interviews with …
bradley burston, senior editor of ha'aretz
• iranian harpsichordist mahan esfahani
• israeli mandolin-player avi avital
(if you missed it, available from 0:31:50 to 0:42:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02kkygg or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)
(for video of the music interview, see http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31553870)

JBBC MEMO 689

yesterday afternoon (sunday 1st), 3.42-3.47pm and 3.51-3.55pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
boston calling includes …

"Alina Simone visits Torah Animal World, a museum in New York devoted only to animals mentioned in Hebrew scripture"

and …

"Emma Morgenstern finds out why the last remaining matzo factory in New York plans to close shop after 90 years of business."

(if you missed it, available from 0:10:00 to 0:15:00 and from 0:19:30 to 0:23:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02kj5zw)

For SCoJeC
March 2, 2015
MEMO 429 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2015/memo_429_2_march_2015.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 690

early this morning (monday 2nd), 2.45-5.45am, on bbc parliament tv (freeview channel 131)
westminster hall: debate on gaza, on wednesday 25th february, 2.30-4.00pm
including contributions from …
• michael mccann • andrew percy • bob blackman • robert halfon • yasmin qureshi • richard burden • david ward • debbie abrahams • neil carmichael • anne mcguire • andy slaughter • louise ellman • grahame morris • andy mcdonald • mark durkan • fabian hamilton • gareth thomas • tobias ellwood
(transcript at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm150225/hall...)
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05jvsd2/westminster-hall-gaza)

JBBC MEMO 691

yesterday (monday 2nd), 1.40-1.44pm, and 9.05-9.15pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal and julian marshall) includes …

"Netanyahu goes to America"

including contributions from …
• jewish democratic congresswoman jan schakowsky
benjamin netanyahu
• jewish democratic congressman alan lowenthal
(if you missed them, available from 0:35:00 to 0:39:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02kmqts and from 0:00:40 to 0:10:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02kmqvg or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 692

yesterday (tuesday 3rd), 1.19-1.28pm, 9.06-9.18pm, and 9.35-9.40pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal and tim franks) includes …

"Israeli PM warns of Iran threat;"

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter kevin connolly
dore gold
isaac herzog
• communal leader malcolm hoenlien
• former chief of staff and head of mossad danny yatom
• bbc reporter kim ghattas
jeish brad sherman democrat congressman brad sherman
richard nephew
amir paivar of bbc persian service
(if you missed it, available from 0:14:00 to 0:23:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02kq0hr and from 0:0:30 to 0:13:00 and from 0:30:00 to 0:35:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02kq0jk or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 693

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 3rd), on fox news

"Israeli PM Netanyahu addresses joint meeting of Congress"

(if you missed it, available in full – but with a long advert in the middle – at http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/03/03/netanyahu-speech-bibi-delivers...)
(full transcript at http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Full-transcript-...)

JBBC MEMO 678A

this morning (wednesday 4th), 10.30-10.45am, on bbc radio 4
woman's hour (presented by jane garvey) concludes with …

"Marie Jalowicz Simon survived in wartime Berlin by taking off the yellow star that marked her out as Jewish, and going underground.
Like 1,700 other Berlin Jews she lived under assumed identities, evaded the authorities and took shelter wherever she could find it.
And after the war she remained in Berlin where she became a professor of philosophy, married and had a family."

including interview with …
• son hermann simon, who wrote his mother's story
lisa appignanesi
(marie's story, "Gone to Ground", was published for the first time in English last week)
(if you missed it, available from 0:28:20 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05413k1)

JBBC MEMO 694

tomorrow afternoon (thursday 5th), 1.45-2.00pm, on bbc radio 4
the theology of debt (episode 4 of 10 in the promises, promises: a history of debt series) (presented by anthropologist david graeber)

"The Bible is peppered with the language of debt. Sin, forgiveness, reckoning, redemption - all of these words actually derive from the language of ancient finance. What's more, this seems to be true in all the great religious traditions - not just Judaism and Christianity, but Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Islam - all of their texts are filled with financial metaphors, many of which relate to issues surrounding debt.
We tend to think of these religions as teaching us that we must repay our debts. But the truth is that the financial metaphors in religious texts are oddly ambivalent. The original translation of the Lord's Prayer from 1381 reads "Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors". But do we forgive our debtors? Actually, most of us don't.
David Graeber explains that the great religions talk about the forgiveness of debt more than the repayment of debt and that the deeper teachings they offer is that it is the annihilation of debt which is ultimately divine. To understand why all the religious texts discuss the forgiveness of debt with such frequency, David examines the historical context of when these works were written and reveals that, in the ancient world, the institutionalised forgiveness of debts was commonplace."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0544243)

JBBC MEMO 695

tomorrow evening (thursday 5th), 8.00-8.30pm, on bbc radio 4
anti-semitism in the uk: is it growing? (in the the report series) (presented by simon cox)

"Simon Cox investigates the changing face of prejudice against Jewish people after recent lethal attacks in Paris, Copenhagen and Brussels.
With the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, calling for European Jews to move to Israel, we look at whether there is more dangerous anti-Semitism online and on the streets of the UK."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0543b0z)

JBBC MEMO 696

online only, on bbc democracy live
westminster hall: debate on animal welfare (non-stun slaughter), on monday 23rd february, 4.30-7.30pm
including contributions from …
philip hollobone • bob stewart • philip davies • caroline lucas • alan meale • steve baker • dave watts • caroline noakes • bill wiggin • simon hart
shabana mahmood • greg knight • stephen timms • david ward
james paice • kerry mccarthy • john hemming
richard harrington • lee scott • anas sarwar • snne mcintoshlouise ellman mike gapes • david jones * matthew offordneil parishdiane abbottmike freerbob blackmanhuw irranca-davies
george eustice david jones
(transcript at http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm150223/hall...)
(full 3-hour tv available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/house-of-commons-31592765)

JBBC MEMO 676B

tomorrow evening (saturday 7th), 9.00-9.35-10.10-10.45pm, on bbc 4 tv (freeview channel 9)
hostages (bnei aruba, בני ערובה), created by rotem shamir and omri givon, with ayelet zurer and jonah lotan (5th 6th and 7th episode of 10 of the original israeli version) (in hebrew with english subtitles)

"Yael has to perform life-saving emergency surgery on Eyal. The kidnappers now have the soldier captive in the basement. Adam has to bring his team back into line before Alex jeopardises the lives of one of the hostages."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03z806l)


happygoldfish

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 13:53

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JBBC MEMO 697

yesterday evening (tuesday 10th), 10.00-10.30pm, on bbc 2
nurse (episode 1 of 4) (written by paul whitehouse and david cummings)
opens and closes with paul whitehouse playing maurice, the irritating old jewish man next door who won't stop talking and won't leave (for clip, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02lp8m2)

"Bittersweet comedy drama … following a community mental-health nurse visiting her patients (service users in today's jargon) in their homes.
We see their sometimes sad, mostly funny and often bewildering interaction with the nurse as she comes to assess their progress, ensure they are taking the correct medication and offer comfort and support."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b055th8m/nurse-episode-1)

For SCoJeC
March 9, 2015
MEMO 430 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2015/memo_430_9_march_2015.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 698

early this morning (friday 13th), 12.30-12.55am, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80 or 130) (repeated on bbc world service radio this afternoon, at 1.05pm)
lord levy (presented by stephen sackur) (in the hardtalk series)

"Stephen Sackur speaks to Michael Levy, Lord Levy, a prominent figure in British public life on two counts - as a leading voice in a British Jewish community which is increasingly concerned about rising levels of anti-Semitism, and as a key fundraiser for the Labour party in the era of Tony Blair and New Labour.
Lord Levy remains an influential businessman, networker and fundraiser, but in terms of both the Jewish community and today's Labour party, are there problems that just can't be fixed?"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0552yft/hardtalk-lord-levy-former-... or, audio only, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02ld4pg)

JBBC MEMO 587A

this evening (friday 13th), 11.50pm-12.10, on bbc 3 tv (freeview channel 7)
when you wish upon a weinstein (last episode of 3rd series of family guy)

"After a Jewish accountant helps him get back some money he was conned out of by Jim Kaplan, Peter attempts to convert Chris to Judaism to help him perform better at school."

(not available on iplayer)

JBBC MEMO 676B

tomorrow evening (saturday 14th), 9.00-9.30-10.10-10.55pm, on bbc 4 tv (freeview channel 9)
hostages (bnei aruba, בני ערובה), created by rotem shamir and omri givon, with ayelet zurer and jonah lotan (8th 9th and 10th episode of 10 of the original israeli version) (in hebrew with english subtitles)

"Yonatan has succeeded in escaping, but things do not go smoothly outside the house.
Desperate to look after his children as well as win back Yael's trust, Eyal risks everything to save Assaf."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03zwrxd)


happygoldfish

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:26

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ISRAELI ELECTION, 16th to 22nd March 2015:

JBBC MEMO 699

this morning (monday 16th), 8.33-8.38am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphries) includes …

"Tony Blair is going to step back from his job as Middle East envoy. Oliver Miles is former British Ambassador to Tripoli."
(2:34:40 Oliver Miles:) "You'll have seen pictures of Gaza, the place is a ruin."
(2:35:00 Oliver Miles:) "He was given the task by Condoleeza Rice when she was US Secretary of State 8 years ago, he was given the task of helping the Palestinians to develop their economy, and incidentally he was given – the nearest it came to a political role – was that he was given the task of encouraging the rule of law. When have we heard him speaking about the illegal settlements? When have we heard him speaking about the separation wall, which was unanimously declared to be illegal by the International Court?"
(2:37:43 Oliver Miles:) "I think what we actually need is an international envoy, and I don't think it should be an American, because Americans, over the last I don't know how many years, going right back to 1967 or even to 1948, the Americans have proved that they're unable to do the job, because Congress won't let them."

(if you missed it, available from 2:33:00 to 2:38:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055fkb6)

JBBC MEMO 700

this afternoon (monday 16th), 1.44-1.50pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by razia iqbal in london) includes …

"Tony Blair's legacy"

including contributions from …
george bush
mouin rabbani of the institute for palestinian studies
(if you missed it, available from from 0:39:00 to 0:44:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02ll6xh or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 701

this morning (monday 16th), 8.49-8.54am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphries) includes …

"Kevin Connolly reports on the Israeli elections"

with contributions from …
• mk yuval steinitz
• mk stav shaffir
(if you missed it, available from 2:49:25 to 2:54:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055fkb6)

JBBC MEMO 702

yesterday afternoon (monday 16th), 1.32-1.44pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated yesterday evening, 9.31-9.43pm)
newshour (presented by tim franks in israel) includes …

"Eve of Israeli election"

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tim franks from tel aviv
jeremy salton of bayit yehudi
sharon haskell, 31 on the likud list
sami abu-shehadeh of the joint arab list
• israeli blogger tal schneider
(if you missed it, available from 0:26:40 to 0:39:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02ll6xh or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 703

yesterday afternoon (monday 16th), 5.44-5.53pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by caroline quinn) includes …

"Kevin Connolly reports on Israeli elections on You-tube"

(if you missed it, available from 0:47:00 to 0:53:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055g10n)

JBBC MEMO 705

this morning (tuesday 17th), 7.09-7.13am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and john humphries) includes …

"Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen discusses Netanyahu's chances in today's Israeli elections."

(if you missed it, available from 1:09:15 to 1:13:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055g5hz)

JBBC MEMO 707

this afternoon (tuesday 17th), 2.06-2.18pm, and 2.32-2.39pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by tim franks in israel) leads with …

"Israel goes to the polls"

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tim franks from kiryat hayovel in jerusalem
yitzhak herzog
aron shaviv, likud campaign manager
• bbc reporter yolande knell from the west bank
husam zomlot of fatah
• human rights lawyer rajeh shehadeh
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:45 to 0:12:45 and from 0:26:45 to 0:34:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02lnjx0 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 708

yesterday evening (tuesday 17th), 6.18-6.28pm, and 6.32-6.44pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
world have your say (presented by ann arwen in israel) leads with …

"Israelis are voting in an election which could decide Benjamin Netanyahu’s political fate and the prospects for peace with the Palestinians. We'll hear from voters why this election matters to them and what their hopes and fears are for the days and weeks ahead."

including contributions from …
eli peart of likud
owen alterman, researcher with the inss (institute for national security studies) in tel aviv
zvi landau, web designer
anat balint of the seventh eye
diana buttu, former spokesman for the palestine liberation organisation
(if you missed it, available from 0:13:00 to 0:23:00 and from 0:26:45 to 0:39:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02lnjxf or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/whys)

JBBC MEMO 709

yesterday evening (tuesday 17th), 9.05-9.19pm, and 9.31-9.42pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by tim franks in israel) includes …

"Israeli exit polls"

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tim franks from jerusalem
• bbc reporter kevin connolly from likud party headquarters
• bbc reporter yolande knell from zionist union headquarters
• political analyst emmanuel rosen
• bbc reporter mark lowen from the hashoftim bar in tel aviv
maia, zionist union voter
mikhail, likud voter
nachman shai, deputy speaker and labour mk
sharon haskell, 31 on the likud list
sabri saidam, adviser to mahmoud abbas
(if you missed it, available from 0:00:30 to 0:13:45 and from 0:26:30 to 0:37:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02lnjxp or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 710

this morning (wednesday 18th), 7.15-7.19am, and 8.45-8.48am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by james naughtie and mishal husain) includes …

"Our Middle East correspondent Kevin Connolly was watching as the Israeli election results came in."

and …

"Lyse Doucet is our chief international correspondent in Jerusalem."

(if you missed it, available from 1:15:15 to 1:19:00 and from 2:45:30 to 2:48:20 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055g9mq)

JBBC MEMO 712

yesterday (wednesday 18th), 2.13-2.18pm, 2.40-2.48pm, and 9.35-9.48pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by tim franks in jerusalem) includes …

"Netanyahu wins Israeli election"

including contributions from …
• israeli journalist rory katz
• deputy mayor of jerusalem and new kulanu mk rachel azaria
• white house spokesman jen psaki
• political columnist ari shavit
(if you missed it, available from 0:08:00 to 0:17:30 and from 0:35:00 to 0:43:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02lqqv2 and from 0:30:00 to 0:43:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02lqqvr or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 713

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 18th), 5.42-5.46pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by caroline quinn) includes …

"Kevin Connolly reports from Jerusalem on the surprise election result"

including interviews with …
hanan ashrawi
amit segal of channel 2 tv
(if you missed it, available from 0:41:50 to 0:45:50 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055gcbh)

JBBC MEMO 716

this morning (thursday 19th), 8.39-8.45am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague) includes …

"With a surprise victory for hawkish Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, questions are now being asked about what this means for its future relationship with its Middle East neighbours."

including interview with …
• israeli defence minister moshe ya’alon (interviewed by sarah montague)
(if you missed it, available from 2:39:20 to 2:42:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055j9rs)

JBBC MEMO 717

this morning (thursday 19th), 11.11-11.17am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) includes …

"A stunning election victory for Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel -- but it means frustration, anger and dismay for the country's Palestinian population. Kevin Connolly reports."

(if you missed it, available from 0:08:50 to 0:14:15 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055dh0f)

JBBC MEMO 718

yesterday (thursday 19th), 2.32-2.42pm, 9.32-9.14pm, and 9.35-9.48pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by julian marshall and james coomarasamy) includes …

"Has Netanyahu ruled out Palestinian statehood?"

including contributions from …
• defence minister moshe ya'alon (interviewed by tim franks)
• bbc reporter tim franks
• white house spokesman josh earnest
mustafa barghouti
• arab-israeli yousef munayyer, executive director of the us campaign to end the occupation
aaron david miller, former adviser to democratic and republican secretaries of state
(if you missed it, available from 0:27:00 to 0:37:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02lszw0 and from 0:00:30 to 0:09:00 and 0:30:00 to 0:43:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02lszwq or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 707A

last monday morning (16th march), 12.30-12.55am, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80 or 130) (repeated on bbc world service radio that afternoon, at 1.05pm and 8.05pm)
raja shehadeh (presented by zeinab badawi) (in the hardtalk series)

"Zeinab Badawi talks to the award-winning Palestinian author and lawyer Raja Shehadeh. For three decades he has written many books about human rights and the Israeli occupation.
His family were forced to leave Jaffa in 1948 and settled in Ramallah on the West Bank, where he lives today.
He says he hopes his work has helped further the cause of peace but has it?"
(0:16:46) "Moshe Dayan, after the occupation, said [Badawi: "that was the Minister of Defence years ago?"], Minister of Defence, said Israel is now an empire"

… this repeats a passage from shehadeh's new book, Language of War, Language of Peace: Palestine, Israel and the Search for Justice (2015, Profile Books):

"After Israel's victory in the June War of 1967, Moshe Dayan, the Minister of Defence, had declared that Israel was now an empire."

from her interruption, it is clear that interviewer zeinab badawi was already familiar with this quotation
however, other sources place the quotation as being from an israel radio interview of 12th february 1952 (whether this is true, i have been unable to verify … but shehadeh's dating of it to 1967 is clearly an invention)
see eg http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/palestinians.php#axzz3UwZTlhgO http://www.radioislam.org/eng/jewish-quotes.htm
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0566bgk/hardtalk-raja-shehadeh-pal... or, audio only, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02ll6xd)

JBBC MEMO 721

yesterday morning (sunday 22nd), 9.54-9.57am, on bbc radio 4
broadcasting house (presented by paddy oconnell) includes in its review of the papers (with david schneider and menzies campbell) a discussion which takes it for granted that Netanyahu's election was a bad thing

"David Schneider, I think you want to talk to us about Israeli politics?"
"Well, yes, so, I'm Jewish and I was very depressed this week because of Netanyahu's re-election. Sometimes it's very complex for me as a sort of left-wing Jew and my attitude to Israel, sometimes it feels like a sort of family member with a severe drug addiction …"

(if you missed it, available from 0:54:00 to 0:56:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05mpx0c)


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Mon, 03/30/2015 - 08:53

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JBBC MEMO 704

early tomorrow morning (tuesday 17th), 12.20-1.10am, on bbc 2 (repeated from 1973 on itv)
genocide (narrated by laurence olivier) (episode 20 of 26 in the the world at war series)

"Documentary series about the Second World War. This edition recounts Himmler's plans to realise Hitler's vision of a pure Aryan Germany."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00786q5)

JBBC MEMO 706

this afternoon (tuesday 17th), 12.05-12.15pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated this evening, 11.05pm)
outlook (presented by matthew bannister) leads with …

"Gazan Doctor Turned Peace Campaigner: Matthew Bannister talks to Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish - the Palestinian doctor who lost three daughters in the 2009 Gaza conflict and became a campaigner for peace in the Middle East. He's written a book entitled I Shall Not Hate, and set up a charitable foundation in the memory of his daughters."

(if you missed it, available from 0:00:00 to 0:10:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02lnjwv or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/outlook)

For SCoJeC
March 16, 2015
MEMO 431 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2015/memo_431_16_march_2015.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 711

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 17th), 12.42-12.44pm, on bbc 2
daily politics (presented by jo coburn) includes ukip leader nigel farage supporting shechita and talking about the judeo-christian principles of the british constitution

(0:42:20) “I haven't u-turned, this is somebody on the National Executive Committee (NEC) pushing a campaign for animal welfare, which I fully understand, and overstepping the mark.”
(0:42:50) "We do actually have a constitution in this country that is based on Judeo-Christian principles, and that is quite important"

(if you missed it, available from 0:41:30 to 0:43:50 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05ncwqt/daily-politics-17032015)

JBBC MEMO 714

yesterday morning (wednesday 18th), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
golda meir (presented by lucy burns) (in the witness series)

"In March 1969, Golda Meir became Israel's first female prime minister. Witness speaks to her great-niece Alice Golembo."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02lqqtp or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/witness)

JBBC MEMO 715

yesterday evening (wednesday 18th), 7.16-7.24pm, on bbc radio 4
front row (presented by kirsty lang) leads with …

"Israeli author Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, author of One Night, Markovitch, on the men from Palestine who travelled to Europe at the start of World War II to marry Jewish women, thus saving them from the Nazis."

(if you missed it, available from 0:00:40 to 0:08:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055gcbp)

JBBC MEMO 719

last saturday morning (21st march), 11.52-11.57am, on bbc radio 4
from our own correspondent (presented by kate adie) concludes with …

"And the only grand piano in Gaza has been located. Tim Whewell tells the story of how it was found and how it's being lovingly restored."

(full story to be broadcast in crossing continents, 11.00-11.30am, next thursday, repeated 8.30-9.00pm the following monday, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05n1dnc)
(if you missed it, available from 0:22:10 to 0:27:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055dh53)

JBBC MEMO 720

this morning (sunday 22nd), 7.36-7.43am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by edward stourton) includes …

"Jewish and Muslim communities have called for Coroners Services to provide an out of hours service in order to aid immediate burial. They also want a non-invasive scan to be permitted rather than an autopsy in certain cases.
Trevor Barnes looks at why this is so important to these communities and what legal progress has been made."

including contribbutions from …
helen landberg
• councillor abdul hai
• solicitor trevor asserson
• minister simon hughes
(if you missed it, available from 0:26:15 to 0:33:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05mpwf9)

For SCoJeC
March 23, 2015
MEMO 432 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2015/memo_432_23_march_2015.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 719A

this morning (monday 23rd), 7.59-8.00am, on bbc radio 4, and on over a dozen other occasions at various times over the next few days
bbc traditional pre-easter trailer (for crossing continents) …

(soothingly, to a background of Brahms' Lullaby …)
(John Humphries: 1:59:02) "This week, Radio 4 goes to a troubled part of the world in search of music."
(Unknown female announcer: ) "Gaza's only grand concert piano survived the bombing in last years' war. In the first of the new series, Crossing Continents has exclusive access to the story of its restoration, and how music is being used in schools to help traumatised children."
(Palestinian child announcer, Sara Aqel: ) "Music might not build you a house, or might not give you your loved ones back, but it makes you feel better."

(if you miss it, available eg from 1:59:02 to 1:59:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05mqpg8)

JBBC MEMO 719B

yesterday afternoon (wednesday 25th), 5.53-5.58pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) concludes with
a report on gaza's only grand piano

(Eddie Mair: 0:52:59) "When Gaza makes the news, it's usually with reports of how tens of thousand of people are still homeless after last year's war with Israel, or how nearly half the population is unemployed, or that most of the water is undrinkable …"

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter tim whewell (who spent 10 days embedded with belgian charity "Music Fund" in gaza)
daniel barenboim, whose foundation is sponsoring the restoration
• belgian piano restorer claire bertrand
• rapper ayman mghames, of Palestinian Rappers
(if you missed it, available from 0:52:59 to 0:58:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05mtcjm)

JBBC MEMO 719C

this morning (thursday 26th), 7.59-8.00am, on bbc radio 4,
bbc traditional pre-easter trailer, second version (for crossing continents)

(soothingly, to a background of Brahms' Lullaby …)
(Unknown female announcer: 1:59:02) "In the new series of Crossing Continents, Tim Whewell gets exclusive access to the story of the only grand concert piano in Gaza."
"230 strings to be changed?" "Yes!" "Well!"
"He finds out how music is being used to heal Gaza's traumatised children."
"Some of them have lost their fathers and their sisters maybe died in the war, so they are suffering. So you make them forget some of their bad psychological environment in their houses."

(if you missed it, available from 1:59:02 to 1:59:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05nd4yl)

JBBC MEMO 719D

this morning (thursday 26th), 11.00-11.30am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 8.30pm, monday 30th) (also repeated, on bbc world service radio, in the assignment series, 8.00pm this evening, and on palm sunday, 29th march, 9.05am)
saving gaza's grand piano (in the crossing continents series)

"It has been hidden away in a dusty corner of an abandoned theatre, unplayed and almost forgotten - a magnificent instrument allowed to moulder away in a territory whose Islamist rulers banned public performances of music.
But now Gaza's only grand piano is getting a new lease of life. A small Brussels-based charity* is restoring it to its former glory and at the same time is working to bring music back into schools.
With Hamas control steadily weakening the charity has begun a unique project to train teachers in Gaza to re-introduce music into the curriculum - not through music classes but through subjects such as mathematics and geography. It is helping disturbed children in this war torn territory to concentrate - and it is exciting teachers.
Tim Whewell gets exclusive access to the story of Gaza and its grand piano."

(* apparently https://www.facebook.com/MusicFund
see also http://www.vlaanderen.be/int/londen/en/event/charity-concert-10-years-mu...)

(for photos of this yamaha C7 concert piano, see https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.809907022356343.1073741853.112...)
(see also article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32042375)
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05n1dnc)

JBBC MEMO 721

this evening (thursday 26th), 8.30-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 8.30pm next monday, 30th march)
tony blair: farewell to the quartet

"As Tony Blair steps down from his Middle East peace envoy role, Simon Cox asks why the former Prime Minister is going and what he has achieved.."

including contributions from …
nabil shaath, former palestinian foreign minister
anna gallo
• sir richard dalton, former consul-general in israel
matthew doyle, former adviser to tony blair
nabila assaf, analyst at the world bank
bashar al-masri, founder of rawabi
dore gold
martin bright, briefly of the tony blair faith foundation
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05n1fsm)

JBBC MEMO 722

this morning (friday 27th), 7.48-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day (in the today programme) with chief rabbi ephraim mirivs
asking questions
(if you missed it, available, with transcript, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00szxv6)

JBBC MEMO 719E

tomorrow evening (saturday 28th), 9.30-10.00pm, on bbc news tv (freeview channel 80 or 130) (repeated 9.30pm on palm sunday, 29th march)
saving gaza's grand piano (in the our world series)

"Our World has exclusive footage of the restoration of Gaza's only grand piano and its first celebratory playing by some of Gaza's budding young musicians."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05px5h1)


happygoldfish

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 14:04

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JBBC MEMO 723

yesterday (sunday 29th), 9.54-9.58pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by julian marshall) concludes with …

"Heidi Levine, israel-based american photo journalist, has been covering conflicts in the middle east for the past few years, and has won an international award."

(if you missed it, available from 0:49:00 to 0:53:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02mj960 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

For SCoJeC
March 30, 2015
MEMO 433 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2015/memo_433_30_march_2015.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 724

this afternoon (monday 30th), 4.30-5.00pm, on bbc radio 4
scapegoat (presented by ernie rea) (in the beyond belief series)

"… Jesus laid down his life, according to Christian belief, as an atonement for the sins of the world. He was a scapegoat, an innocent man who suffered the punishment which by rights should have been ours.
The scapegoat motif has resounded throughout history. Jews, held responsible for Christ's death, have been made scapegoats right up to the present day.
The scapegoat is nearly always "the other;" the stranger who can be made to bear the responsibility for the problems the rest of us don't want to own.
Joining Ernie Rea to discuss the Scapegoat are Rabbi Dan Cohn Sherbok, Professor Emeritus of Judaism at the University of Wales: Sharon Dirix, Tutor at the Centre for Christian Apologetics at Oxford; and Peter Stanford, writer and broadcaster whose latest book on Judas came out last week."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05nt9b9 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/belief)

JBBC MEMO 725

this evening (monday 30th), 8.30-10.00pm, on bbc 2
the ark, starring david threlfall and written by east enders scriptwriter tony jordan

"Epic one-off drama telling the human story of Noah: a man who risks everything to save the people he loves. An ambitious retelling of the classic tale, fusing elements from the Bible and the Qur'an to tell a universal story of faith and love."

(see also http://www.christiantoday.com/article/the.ark.noah.drama.to.show.on.bbc/...)
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05psczv)

JBBC MEMO 726

tomorrow evening (wednesday 1st), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
give us this day our daily bread (episode 3 of 5 of on earth as it is in heaven, in the the essay series)

"Five brilliant voices essay on different sections of the Lord's Prayer for our time.
3. Rabbi Julia Neuberger considers the middle section of the Lord's Prayer, the line "Give us this day our daily bread"."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05nt04k)

JBBC MEMO 726A

yesterday evening (tuesday 31st), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
thy kingdom come (episode 2 of 5 of on earth as it is in heaven, in the the essay series)

"British Muslim Academic Mona Siddiqui explores the second section of the Lord's Prayer. She considers the lines "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven"."
(0:05:06) "After all, the Jews anticipated the future global reign of God: the Messiah was expected to be a leader, restoring a monarchy lost because of the exile to Egypt."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05nt04f)

JBBC MEMO 727

this morning (wednesday 1st), 8.07-8.09am, on bbc radio 4
april fool's day interview (in the today programme)
hamas leader khaled meshaal (interviewed by jeremy bowen) accuses israel of killing the peace process
(see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32060613 and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32142362)
(if you missed it, available from 02:07:15 to 2:08:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05nvgpy)

JBBC MEMO 728

this afternoon (wednesday 1st), 2.42-2.48pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy) includes …

"The Wanted 18" is a film, of interviews and animation, about the 18 cows of Beit Shamour who played a role in the first intifada."

including interview with …
• director amer shomali
(if you missed it, available from 0:36:35 to 0:42:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02mqmvd or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 726B

this morning (friday 3rd), 9.48-9.54am, on bbc radio 4
today includes rabbi julia neuberger discussing the lord's prayer

"It's probably originally a Jewish prayer …
the main text of the Lord's Prayer is perfectly comfortable for us [Jews] …"

(if you missed it, available from 2:47:35 to 2:53:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pr2l6)

JBBC MEMO 315A

this evening (friday 3rd), 10.55pm-1.10, on channel 5 tv
valkyrie: 2008 film with tom cruise, kenneth branagh, bill nighy, terence stamp, eddie izzard, kenneth cranham

"A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II."

happygoldfish

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 09:22

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JBBC MEMO 729

last friday afternoon (3rd april), 2.03-2.04pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

"Framework deal reached on Iran's nuclear programme"

including interview with …
mark regev

"This framework is a step in a very very dangerous direction … not even closing down one nuclear installation."

(if you missed it, available from 0:03:10 to 0:03:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02mvyhr or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 730

last friday afternoon (3rd april), 9.49-9.55pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by owen bennett jones) includes …

"One of the world's most famous paintings, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, is at the heart of the new film Woman in Gold starring Dame Helen Mirren."

including interviews with …
helen mirren
• director simon curtis
(see also video clip, 4 minutes, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32143975)
(if you missed it, available from 0:43:45 to 0:49:50 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02mvyjf or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 731

last wednesday evening (1st april), 11.15-11.17pm, on bbc 2
letters of note: gandhi to hitler (selected readings at the end of the newsnight programme) (read by clarke peters) (presented by emily maitlis)

"This week we're finishing each programme with the reading of a Letter of Note, an intriguing piece of correspondence."
"… I may remain your sincere friend, M K Gandhi"

(see http://www.lettersofnote.com/)
(the other four letters were …
1. William Sapphire's "Moon disaster" letter of 1969.
2. Virginia Woolf's last letter, to her husband, Leonard.
3. Caitlin Moran to her daughter.
5. Charlotte Bronte about the death of Emily)
(if you missed it, available from 0:45:00 to 0:46:25 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05q0yml/newsnight-01042015 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32156733)

JBBC MEMO 732

yesterday morning (sunday 5th), 9.00-10.00am, on bbc 2
in the footsteps of st peter, part 2 (presented by david suchet)

"Actor David Suchet continues to trace the life of the man we know today as Saint Peter."

includes visits to …
yeshiva or lachaim, accompanied by lishay nissim
• the jewish quarter of rome, accompanied by chief rabbi riccardo di segni
(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05qqf65/david-suchet-in-the-footst...)

JBBC MEMO 733

this morning (tuesday 7th), 9.00-9.30am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 9.30pm, this evening)
stephanie shirley (presented by jim al-khalili) (in the the life scientific series)

"As a young woman, Stephanie Shirley worked at the Dollis Hill Research Station building computers from scratch: but she told young admirers that she worked for the Post Office, hoping they would think she sold stamps.
In the early 60s she changed her name to Steve and started selling computer programmes to companies who had no idea what they were or what they could do, employing only mothers who worked from home writing code by hand with pen and pencil and then posted it to her.
By the mid-80s her software company employed eight thousand people, still mainly women with children. She made an absolute fortune but these days Stephanie thinks less about making money and much more about how best to give it away."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pmvl8 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/tls)

JBBC MEMO 734

last saturday evening (11th april), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4
the meaning of life according to aj ayer (presented by ac grayling) (in the archive on 4 series)

(0:51:45) "He said, 'Here I am, knighted, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy, and all my life long, I've been expecting someone to tap me on the shoulder and say "What are you doing here, you dirty little Jew?" ' "

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pw9tw)

JBBC MEMO 735

yesterday morning (sunday 12th), 9.30-10.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107) (repeated 7.30pm and 12.30am)
the jewish community of paris (3rd of 3 episodes of faith and food, in the heart and soul series)

"Hardeep Singh Kohli explores the relationship between food and the major faiths and what the feasts, the diets and the communal meals tell us about spirituality. In this third and final episode Hardeep travels to Paris in France, considered to be the gastronomic capital of the world.
Jews have a 2000-year-old history in Paris and on the surface it appears Jewish life is very much engrained alongside French culture itself. Hardeep heads to the Jewish quarter of the city – home to bagel shops, kosher charcuteries and falafel restaurants – to find a community that feels under siege.
As Hardeep wanders around the streets he finds synagogues and schools are under 24-hour armed guard and more Jews in Paris wanting to make Aliyah and leave the country to head to Israel. In 2014, 7000 Jews left France, more than double the number in the previous year.
As Hardeep investigates the nature of modern day anti-Semitism in France, he explores the relationship Parisian Jews have with food. What role do communal meals play for a community that feels under attack? What is the role of the Seder meal as Passover comes to an end?
Plus, he questions the success of French secularism, or laïcité, and learns how many Jews cannot see a future for themselves in France – a country which prides itself on liberty and fraternity."

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02ngjsv or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/heartsoul)

JBBC MEMO 736

yesterday afternoon (tuesday 14th), 5.52-5.58pm, on bbc radio 4
pm (presented by eddie mair) concludes with …

"… and now Bradford Reform Synagogue has appointed a Moslem to its management board."

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter bob walker
• synagogue chairman rudi leavor
zulfi karim, a trustee of the local mosque
jani rashid, head of diversity and cohesion with bradford childrens services
(see also tv clip of 3rd february (2 minutes), from bbc look north, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-31123102)
(if you missed it, available from 0:52:20 to 0:58:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05qgcjl)

JBBC MEMO 737

yesterday morning (wednesday 15th), 7.50-7.57am, on bbc radio 4 (repeated in newshour on bbc world service radio, 2.50pm)
today includes …

Gena Turgel recalls her liberation from Bergen-Belsen 70 years ago

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02p644p)

JBBC MEMO 738

yesterday evening (thursday 16th), 8.14-8.27pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
outlook (presented by matthew bannister) includes …

"… Dervla Murphy's latest book tells of spending months living in Israeli settlements and refugee camps in the Palestinian territories."

(from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/artsandculture/travelbooks/11438242/De... : )

“In all the countries I’ve visited, that is the only one where I felt it was my actual duty as a writer not to be neutral. Not to play this game of, we must look at this, look at that. We must only look at the fact that the Palestinians are treated utterly outrageously. But each side must relinquish a dream in return for peace: the one-state solution is the only answer."

(if you missed it, available from 0:09:15 to 0:22:10 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02nr01t or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/outlook)

JBBC MEMO 739

last tuesday afternoon (14th april), on Press TV
9/11 was ‘mother of all false flag attacks’, by regular Press TV "middle east expert" kevin barrett, of http://www.truthjihad.com/

"… the most spectacular act of deception in human history."
"Most of the 19 highjackers, 15 out of 19, came from Saudi Arabia … those 15 guys were actually CIA assets."
"The Saudi leadership … are basically puppets of the international banking cartel."
"The Saudis have teamed up with the Israelis, particular the hard-line Israelis round Netanyahu, and they're pushing for war on Iran, war on Syria …"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/04/14/406301/911-mother-of-all-false-f...)

JBBC MEMO 740

this evening (friday 17th), 10.45-11.00pm, on bbc radio 3
sid james (presented by simon heffer) (5th of 5 episodes of british film comedians, in the the essay series)

"… He traced his roots back to Johannesburg, where he started life as Solomon Joel Cohen, and began his working life as a gentlemen's hairdresser. …"

(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05qfqft)

JBBC MEMO 741

yesterday evening (thursday 16th), 11.20pm-12.20, on bbc 2
kill the christians (presented by jane corbin) (in the this world series)
jane corbin, presenting a programme about christians dying (or fleeing the threat of death), leads up to her visit to bethlehem and jerusalem, concluding that "in the Holy Land, … Christianity is in terminal decline."

(0:48:40) "The Christians of Lebanon have a good chance of holding on. But only if their children feel they have a future in the region. That's not certain if you look where it all began – historic Palestine. The Christian community has dramatically declined, in the very place where Christ was born, in the little town of Bethlehem, on the West Bank, Palestinian territory occupied by Israel.
It's not Islamic State that threatens Christians here, but a slow process of attrition. Decades of conflict between Israel and the Palestinians have driven many Christians to emigrate."
(0:51:40) "The town [Bethlehem]'s now partly surrounded by the Wall …"

well, you know what those clever jews are like – always partly surrounding things!

(0:51:59) "Some Christians [in Bethlehem] also complain of discrimination against them by the Moslem majority. And they fear increasing Islamic extremism in the area."
(0:53:44) "Two of those religions are still thriving in the Holy LandOnly Christianity is in terminal decline."
"… the religion that shaped Western culture and history is in danger of disappearing in large parts of its ancient heartland".

… but no mention of christianity in israel thriving!
(if you missed it, available from 0:48:40 to 0:54:35 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05rcr7n/this-world-kill-the-christ...)


happygoldfish

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 09:36

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JBBC MEMO 742

yesterday morning (sunday 19th), 7.19-7.26am, on bbc radio 4
sunday (presented by william crawley) includes …

"The "March of the Living" is a 3km yearly walk from Auschwitz to Birkenau.
Bob Walker joined 250 young Jewish people from the UK."

including contributions from …
• student sarah emmanuel
• belsen survivor mala tribich
• march of the living founder scott saunders
• actress joanne mulley
jocelyn levy
(if you missed it, available from 0:09:30 to 0:16:10 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05qydx2)

For SCoJeC
April 20, 2015
MEMO 434 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2015/memo_434_20_april_2015.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 743

every evening this week (monday 20th to friday 24th), 7.30-8.00pm, on E4 tv
the goldbergs (1st to 5th of 23 episodes, series 1 of 2)

"US comedy about 11-year-old Adam Goldberg, who starts his film-making career by documenting his family's life in 1980s suburbia with his parents' video camera"
1. "The Circle of Driving: Barry wants driving lessons."
2. "Daddy Daughter Day: A day out with Erica at the roller-skating rink leaves Murray wishing he hadn't asked his daughter to confide in him about her life."
3. "Mini Murray: Barry wants money to buy an expensive new pair of basketball shoes, so Murray hires him to work at his furniture shop so he can earn it."
4. "Why're You Hitting Yourself?: Determined to get Pops to settle down, Beverly plays matchmaker for her father and pairs him up with a woman called Sophia."
5. "The Ring: An infuriated Beverly confronts her husband when she discovers that her engagement ring is the same one that Murray gave to his former fiancée."

see also http://www.jewishjournal.com/the_ticket/item/meet_the_goldbergs_adam_gol...
(if you miss it, available at http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-goldbergs)

JBBC MEMO 46C

tomorrow night (tuesday 21st), 11.25-11.45pm, on bbc 3 tv (freeview channel 7) (repeated 11.10pm this saturday)
Family Guy (episode 2, season 8)

"Family Goy: Lois visits the doctor for a test and discovers from her medical history that she is Jewish. This pleases Peter until the ghost of his father visits." 

(not available on iplayer)

JBBC MEMO 744

yesterday evening (monday 20th), 9.19-9.23pm, this morning, 10.09-10.14am and 10.32-10.37am, and this afternoon, 2.40-2.45pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
newshour (presented by james coomarasamy and razia iqbal) and world update (presented by dan damon) includes …

"Nazi death camp guard to go on trial"

including contributions from …
• bbc reporter jenny hill
• auschwitz survivor hedy bohm
• auschwitz survivor eva pusztai-fahidi
laurence rees, writer director and producer of the nazis: a warning from history
• lawyer cornelius nestler
(if you missed them, available from 0:14:00 to 0:18:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02p1h1w, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02pnsfz, and from 0:35:25 to 0:40:10 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02p465s or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/newshour)

JBBC MEMO 745

this morning (tuesday 21st), 8.50-9.00am, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
the death of einstein (in the witness series) (presented by louise hidalgo)

"The Nobel prize winning physicist and father of the theory of relativity, Albert Einstein, died on 18th April 1955.
Witness talks to the son of one of Einstein's closest friends, Gustav Born, about the science and the humanity of the 20th-century's greatest scientific thinker."

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02p465c or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/witness)

JBBC MEMO 746

this evening (thursday 23rd), 8.06-8.18pm, on bbc world service radio (freeview channel 710 or 107)
outlook (presented by matthew bannister) leads with …

"Iranian Dr Kooshyar Karimi says he was arrested and then forced to spy on his fellow Jews."

(if you miss it, available from 0:00:30 to 0:12:45 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02p8b4x or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/outlook)

JBBC MEMO 747

this morning (friday 24th), 12.30-12.55am, on bbc news tv (repeated from monday, 4.30-4.55am) (freeview channel 80 or 130)
hardtalk, with isaac herzog

"There was a clear winner in last month's Israeli election but there isn't yet a new Government. Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu is taking his time, talking to smaller right wing and religious parties, but also according to rumour, toying with the possibility of inviting the centre left Zionist Union into a national unity government.
Stephen Sackur speaks to the man Netanyahu defeated in the battle for the premiership, Isaac Herzog.
For him, the election was a major disappointment, so what does he and the Israeli left do now?"

(if you missed it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b05rhqnr/hardtalk-isaac-herzog-chai...)

JBBC MEMO 748

this morning (friday 24th), 7.48-7.51am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, with former chief rabbi jonathan sacks (part of the today programme)

"Never take democracy for granted"

(if you missed it, available with transcript at http://www.rabbisacks.org/never-take-democracy-for-granted-thought-for-t..., or from 1:48:30 to 1:51:30 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05r6swy or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00szxv6)

JBBC MEMO 749

this morning (friday 24th), 8.19-8.27am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague) includes …

"It's the fourth day of the trial of 93 year old former Nazi SS guard Oskar Groening for being an accessory to the murder of at least 300,000 Jews at Auschwitz.
He has said he is "morally" guilty but had no direct role in the genocide. He is being tried in the German town of Lueneburg.
81 year old Eva Kor gave evidence at his trial earlier this week. During her time on the witness stand she questioned Oskar Groening, asking him whether he knew what Josef Mengele had been doing to twins like her.
Eva Kor is a survivor of Auschwitz who was experimented on by Josef Mengele along with her twin Miriam."

(if you missed it, available from 2:19:20 to 2:27:10 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05r6swy)

JBBC MEMO 750

tuesday 14th april, 3.10-3.15pm, on bbc radio 4
heartsong (presented by josie long) (in the short cuts series) includes …

"Edith's passport: Edith Hopfinger is a 94-year-old Jewish woman who was evacuated to the UK from Vienna as a teenager. She assumed when she left that it would be the last time that she saw a friend named Kurt …"

(if you missed it, available from 0:08:10 to 0:12:40 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05qgch3 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/shortcuts)


happygoldfish

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 09:38

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JBBC MEMO 751

yesterday evening (sunday 26th), 8.30-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4
last word (obituary programme, presented by matthew bannister) includes …

"Buddy Elias, Anne Frank's cousin and the president of the trust which managed her literary legacy."

including contribution from …
yves kugelmann, of the anne frank foundation
(if you missed it, available from from 0:07:15 to 0:12:00 at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05r6zy5 or at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/lastword)

For SCoJeC
April 27, 2015
MEMO 435 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2015/memo_435_27_april_2015.pdf
includes the complete text of all uk parliamentary questions on: immigration and asylum / equality / racism, religious hatred and discrimination
and links to uk parliamentary debates and uk bills in progress

JBBC MEMO 752

this evening (monday 27th), 9.00-10.30pm, on bbc 4 tv (freeview channel 9)
himmler: the decent one (in the storyville series)

"Through previously undiscovered private letters, photos and diaries that were found in the Himmler family house in 1945, this documentary exposes a unique and at times uncomfortable access to the life and mind of the merciless 'architect of the Final Solution', Heinrich Himmler.
Himmler writes, 'In life one must always be decent, courageous and kind-hearted'. How can a man be a hero in his own eyes and a mass murderer in the eyes of the world?
The text of the film consists exclusively of original documents from Himmler's lifetime, combined with news and personal archive from sources ranging from the descendants of top Nazis to working-class individuals. It forms a unique portrait of one the most prominent figures of the Third Reich, the SS commander Heinrich Himmler."

(see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/himmler_heinrich.shtml)
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05t2h9x)

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