(UK) BBC Genome and Radio Times #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) placed the Radio Times >from the 1940s
online. Additionally, the BBC Genome website had added listening to or
watching historic broadcasts >from 1923-2009 see:
https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/ . Here you can search for BBC programs, people,
dates and Radio Times editions. There are more than 5 million program
listings in Genome, remembering it reflects the attitudes and standards of
when the program was first aired which may be different than those of today.
There is an ongoing project to link the program listings to the relevant
recording thus far only 18,000 programs have been linked. To read more about
this see: https://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-46465871

The BBC Archive includes a lot of World War ll materials. One is from
Witnessing the Holocaust, personal accounts of persecution and genocide by
the Nazis. >from April 1, 1945 a reporter provides a firsthand account
Buchenwald Concentration Camp To hear the interview you need to run the
adobe flash that they provide. See:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/holocaust/5107.shtml

There are more broadcasts >from the Holocaust with links on the right side of
the above archival recording.

Thank you to Peter Calver, LostCousins Newsletter for informing us of this
new feature of the BBC.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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