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Thursday 14 June 2012

Paul Mason on how the big bank bailout in Spain has failed to calm people's worries about how their government's tackling the financial crisis.

Lucy Hooker has travelled to Burma to try to find out exactly why the authorities there are so keen to forge ahead with plans for reform and democracy

Rana Jawad is in Libya where people, she contends, believe that outbreaks of violence and a state of near-anarchy are the prices to pay for freedom from the tyranny of the years of the Gaddafi dictatorship.

David Shukman, noting how footballers at the European championships have been given tours of the Auschwitz camp, has been meeting Poles at a nearby village to see how their country's history is treated there.

And, for Anu Anand, finding out about her ancestors wasn't just a matter of clicking away at the Internet. For her, finding out about ten generations of her family involved special priests, a trip to the River Ganges, and a search for an ancient banyan tree.

  • A Polish village's forgotten Jewish dead

    Baranow, Poland
    Visits by Euro 2012 players to the Auschwitz death camp show Poland's dark history has not been forgotten. But how much is remembered in ordinary Polish towns and villages? David Shukman reports. Read more...
  • Rooting out a Hindu family history

    Anand family scroll
    In the holy city of Haridwar in India, Anu Anand goes in search of her roots with only a few clues to help her. Read more...


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