9 episodes

This is Learning From Genocide, a series brought to you by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust in which we hear the testimonies of people directly affected by the Holocaust, Nazi persecution, and the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. We also hear why we must continue to honour the past in order to create a safer present and a better future.

Over 7 episodes, you'll hear testimonies of extraordinary experiences in the face of appalling and deliberate atrocities. Some of those who survived genocide, against all odds, now use their voices to educate the world and to ensure that future generations never have to live through the horror of genocide.

All episodes of Learning From Genocide will be available in January 2022.

WARNING CONTAINS UPSETTING STORIES OF GENOCIDE AND VIOLENCE. 

Learning From Genocide Holocaust Memorial Day Trust

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This is Learning From Genocide, a series brought to you by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust in which we hear the testimonies of people directly affected by the Holocaust, Nazi persecution, and the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. We also hear why we must continue to honour the past in order to create a safer present and a better future.

Over 7 episodes, you'll hear testimonies of extraordinary experiences in the face of appalling and deliberate atrocities. Some of those who survived genocide, against all odds, now use their voices to educate the world and to ensure that future generations never have to live through the horror of genocide.

All episodes of Learning From Genocide will be available in January 2022.

WARNING CONTAINS UPSETTING STORIES OF GENOCIDE AND VIOLENCE. 

    Episode 1 Part 1- The Holocaust

    Episode 1 Part 1- The Holocaust

    One day in 1942, two young men in civilian clothes marched into a primary school in Amsterdam and arrested a five-year-old Jewish boy. The little boy was taken to the headquarters of the security services for questioning.
    He was never to return to his classmates. Instead, he was taken to the Nazi transit camp at Westerbork before being deported to Theresienstadt, north of Prague.
    Against all odds, that little boy would survive the horrors of the Holocaust. His name is Martin Stern MBE.
    Now a retired medical doctor, he’s here to tell us his remarkable story.   

    • 38 min
    Episode 1, Part 2 - The Holocaust 

    Episode 1, Part 2 - The Holocaust 

    Olivia Marks-Woldman OBE has led the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust since 2012, driving the organisation’s core purpose of promoting Holocaust Memorial Day across the UK.
    She tells us the importance of sharing the experiences of Holocaust survivors with a wider audience. We are also joined by Dov Forman, the 18-year-old who co-wrote a book with his 98-year-old great grandmother Lily Ebert BEM, a survivor of Auschwitz.
    Dov is one of Lily’s 34 great-grandchildren and has shared her testimony of surviving the Holocaust with millions of social media users. 

    • 23 min
    Episode 2 - Nazi persecution of other groups 

    Episode 2 - Nazi persecution of other groups 

    It may surprise many to learn that hundreds of British nationals on the Channel Islands were victims of Nazi persecution between June 1940 and May 1945. 
    Dr. Gilly Carr has worked tirelessly to highlight stories of Britons who lost their lives while resisting Nazi occupation.
    In this episode, Dr. Carr talks about her battle to stop documents which detail these remarkable stories from being destroyed.
    We also hear from Professor Eve Rosenhaft who talks about victims of Nazi persecution in Germany – Roma and Sinti people, black people, gay people, and people with disabilities.  

    • 37 min
    Episode 3 - Genocide in Cambodia

    Episode 3 - Genocide in Cambodia

    In this episode, we hear from two people who survived the genocide in Cambodia. 
    Sokphal Din BEM was a boy of 17 when he and his family were forced from their home in April 1975. His dream of becoming a doctor was destroyed as he endured four years of hard labour and starvation under the reign of the Khmer Rouge. Sokphal talks in moving detail about what happened to him and his family. 
    Ramoni Sim was only 10 when she and her family were forced out of their home. This is the first time that she has told her heartbreaking story to the world. 

    • 39 min
    Episode 4 - Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

    Episode 4 - Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

    Prior to the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994, Eric Murangwa MBE was a popular footballer, playing for one of the country’s top teams. 
    In this episode, Eric tells us how football quite literally saved his life when death was all around him. 
    Before we hear his extraordinary story, investigative journalist and author Linda Melville tells us how the genocide unfolded. Linda has dedicated much of her journalistic life to researching the genocide against the Tutsi, writing several books and papers on the subject. 

    • 36 min
    Episode 5 - Genocide in Bosnia

    Episode 5 - Genocide in Bosnia

    Although Una Srabovic-Ryan was not yet born when the genocide in Bosnia took place in 1995, her life has been shaped and influenced by the atrocity. Her father was one of the thousands of Muslim men and boys murdered in the genocide, never knowing that he was to be a parent.
    In a powerful testimony, Una tells us how events before her birth changed her life forever.
    Smajo Beso, on the other hand, was six years old when his normal, happy life was suddenly turned upside down.
    In this episode, he recounts the fear and anxiety he experienced during the genocide and how he eventually found refuge in the UK

    • 46 min

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I’m really enjoying listening to this podcast. Such interesting stories which are important to hear and learn from. Thanks to the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust for putting it together.

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