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Interview with Var Ashe Houston

Interview with Var Ashe Houston

In this podcast we speak to Var Ashe Houston (née Ashe), a survivor of the Cambodian Genocide. Var is the author of 'From Phomn Pehn to Paradise'. She has lived in the UK since 1979.

Renie Inow

Renie Inow

Renie Inow was 10 years old when she travelled alone on the Kindertransport in 1939, leaving her parents behind in Germany. She continued to receive letters from them until 1939. Renie still has these letters, and some of them are shared here.

Sir Nicholas Winton

Sir Nicholas Winton

Sir Nicholas Winton was born in Hampstead, London in 1909. For nine months in 1939 he rescued 669 children from Czechoslovakia, bringing them to the UK, thereby sparing them from the horrors of the Holocaust. Sir Nicholas died in July 2015, aged 106.

Raphael Lemkin

Raphael Lemkin

Holocaust survivor Raphael Lemkin coined the word ‘genocide’ and helped establish the term in international law. Shocked and saddened by massacres throughout history, as well as the murder of his family by the Nazis, he longed for accountability for deplorable acts committed by countries within their own borders, campaigning tirelessly to reach his goal.

Beatha Uwazaninka

Beatha Uwazaninka

In this testimony, survivor of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda Beatha Uwazaninka talks about life before 1994, and how she survived 100 terrifying days of Genocide. She explains how she sees Rwanda today, and what she thinks about forgiving the people who killed her family.

Sedin Mustafić

Sedin Mustafić survived the Genocide in Bosnia. He had to flee his home with nothing when the Bosnian War started, ending up in the apparently safe area of Srebrenica.

Agnes Grunwald-Spier: 'The Other Schindlers'

Agnes Grunwald-Spier: 'The Other Schindlers'

Agnes Grunwald-Spier is a former trustee of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. In this podcast she talks about her book, The Other Schindlers, which recounts the stories of people who rescued Jews from the Holocaust.

Ceija Stojka (Chaya Stoyka)

Ceija Stojka (Chaya Stoyka)

Ceija Stojka was a Romany Gypsy who was persecuted by the Nazis. She was deported with 200 members of her extended family to Auschwitz where most of them were murdered upon arrival. In later life Ceija Stojka spent her time promoting the rights of Roma people, highlighting through her experiences what can happen when prejudice and hatred are allowed to take hold.

Abdul Aziz Mustafa

Abdul Aziz Mustafa

Abdul Aziz Mustafa is a member of the Zaghawa people, and grew up in Darfur. At the age of 13 his family life was destroyed by persecution by the Sudanese Government. Abdul Aziz escaped Sudan by being smuggled on a lorry in an arduous 22 day journey.