Lodz ghetto and Stutthof - drama documentary #austria-czech

Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

The horror of the Lodz ghetto deportations is captured in stark statistics:
Only 34 of the 5,000 Jews deported >from Vienna to Lodz were still alive when
the camps were liberated - see:

http://www.doew.at/projekte/holocaust/shoahengl/lodz.html

http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Lodz/statistics.htm

For those of us who had relatives who lived/died in the Lodz ghetto, this
Friday's drama documentary, "The Conversation" on BBC Radio 4 should be of
particular interest and poignancy. "The Conversation" is a dramatic
reconstruction of a conversation between Trevor FRIEDMAN whose father was
a Jewish slave labourer in the War and Roman HALTER, who had shared the
same experience.

It is based on tape-recorded interviews in the form of a "question and
answer" dialogue with HALTER, a survivor and Trevor, the son of a survivor,
whose father arrived in Britain in 1945 aged 20 and never told him anything
of his horrendous youthful experiences. It was 24 years after his father's
death that Trevor finally knew the facts.

You can listen to it on "BBC Listen Again" till the coming Friday - it is
informative and horrific. Stutthof conditions are also discussed as are
Mengele's sadistic selection processes - all in a matter-of-fact calm manner.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/progs/listenagain.shtml

Go to "The Afternoon Play" (45 min)
Broadcast on Radio 4 - Fri 30 Jun - 14:15

Celia Male [U.K.]

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