Diane Samuels

The Essay, InterRail Postcards Episode 5 of 5

The Inter-Rail Pass recently turned 40 and to mark the anniversary, five writers of different ages and backgrounds have been recalling personal journeys and exploring how the changing face of Europe and the advent of new technology have altered young people's travel forever.

Diane Samuels is best known for her award-winning play Kindertransport. In the final programme in the series, she recalls travelling with a fellow Jewish school friend and the six hours they spent in Vienna before deciding that, even in the 1980s, Austria was not for them.

Producer: Beaty Rubens

First broadcast in June 2011.

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15 minutes

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Thu 30 Aug 2012 22:45

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