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    Generation War

    Generation War

    Generation War is a German drama set during World War II which is currently showing on RTE 2.   The story focuses on the fates of five young friends - two brothers who become Wehrmacht soldiers, a nurse who’s in love with one of them, a Jewish boyfriend and his partner, a singer who dreams of being the next Marlene Dietrich.  The three part series received record ratings and sparked a national debate when it was broadcast in Germany last year with Der Spiegel calling it a “turning point in German television”.    A review in the German newspaper, Suddeutsche Zeitung said ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1201/489476-the-history-show-sunday-1-december-2013/?clipid=1364833
    The History Show Sunday 24 March 2013

    The History Show Sunday 24 March 2013

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: history@rte.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0324/376691-the-history-show-sunday-24-march-2013/
    80th Anniversary of Dachau Concentration Camp

    80th Anniversary of Dachau Concentration Camp

    On the 22nd of March, 1933, a few weeks after Adolf Hitler had been appointed Reich Chancellor, a concentration camp for political prisoners was set up in Dachau. This camp served as a model for all later concentration camps and as a "school of violence" for the SS men under whose command it stood. In the twelve years of its existence , over 200,000 prisoners passed through its gates and 41,000 perished within its walls. Dachau would witness some of the worst crimes against humanity the world had ever known. 80 years on, Rhona Tarrant travelled to Germany for The ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0324/376691-the-history-show-sunday-24-march-2013/?clipid=1030757
    Dachau's Irish Prisoner

    Dachau's Irish Prisoner

    There was actually one recorded Irish prisoner in Dachau – a cinema manager from Dublin. The Dublin Cinema Manger Who Became The Only Irish Prisoner of Dachau which was written by historian, Sam McGrath and read by Dave McSharry. Come Here to Me! Dublin’s Other History by Donal Fallon, Sam McGrath and Ciaran Murray is published by New Island. http://comeheretome.com/

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0324/376691-the-history-show-sunday-24-march-2013/?clipid=1030759
    The History Show Sunday 27 January 2013

    The History Show Sunday 27 January 2013

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: history@rte.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0127/364769-the-history-show-sunday-27-january-2013/
    Irish Victim of the Holocaust

    Irish Victim of the Holocaust

    Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, a date chosen to mark the liberation of the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp 68 years ago. In total more than six million Jews as well as over five million others perished during the holocaust, 1.6 million of whom passed through the gates of Auschwitz. To find out more about Ireland's links to this concentration camp, Rhona Tarrant visited the Irish Jewish museum in Dublin where she discovered the extraordinary story of one Irish woman who left her home in Dublin and found herself in the midst of World War II. The Irish Jewish Museum is ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0127/364769-the-history-show-sunday-27-january-2013/?clipid=984941
    The History Show Sunday 13 January 2013

    The History Show Sunday 13 January 2013

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: history@rte.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0113/362503-the-history-show-sunday-13-january-2013/
    Ireland after World War II

    Ireland after World War II

    "By God’s providence and with the unremitting zeal and loyalty of all concerned, we were able to come through the trial successfully’ Taoiseach, Eamon De Valera speaking there in September 1945 in the aftermath of the Second World War. Ireland was in a very depressed state. We were struggling with high inflation, falling living standards and rationing - despite the country’s wartime neutrality. So what was life like for people here after World War II? How reluctant were we to take in refugees? And how did we treat the Irish who returned after fighting for the Allied forces. Historian, Michael ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0113/362503-the-history-show-sunday-13-january-2013/?clipid=973346

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