Here are three one-off episodes from podcast publishers which feature interviews about the experiences of survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Each is linked to a web page, from which the episode can be streamed; the first two are also widely available wherever you get your podcasts.
1 – The Guardian Daily: Life After Auschwitz
This 36 minute podcast was recorded to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and features UK-based survivors Ivor Perl and Susan Pollack recalling their experiences at Auschwitz and talking about their lives in the three-quarters-of-a-century after.
2 – We Have Ways Of Making You Talk: Stories From Auschwitz
Historian James Holland and comedian Al Murray have been podcasting very successfully about WW2 over the past year, and though their show normally involves them fielding questions about military history from listeners, this episode from 2019 is something of a departure from the norm. Holland talks to Dr Alexandra Richie, author of the book Warsaw 1944, about the experiences of her father-in-law Władysław Bartoszewski, one of the first prisoners deported to Auschwitz, and who later served as Poland’s foreign minister. (61 mins)
3 – WAMC Roundtable: In Conversation With Dr Marcel Tuchman
Marcel Tuchman discussed his life during and after WW2 in this interview with New York State public radio, before his death in 2018 at the age of 97. Tuchman was for many decades a respected doctor in New York City, but aged 21 he became a forced labourer at a Siemens factory near Auschwitz. This fascinating interview is particularly worth listening to for the details of Tuchman’s experiences in the immediate aftermath of the War. (58 mins)
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