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Helen Bamber

Helen Bamber

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First broadcast: Sun 02 May 1999

Scientist, Campaigner, Psychotherapist

Sue Lawley's guest this week is Helen Bamber. In 1945, at the age of 20, she travelled to Belsen with the Jewish Relief agency. There she learnt how important it is to listen to those who have suffered. It was a lesson she continued to practice in her work with Amnesty International, and later with the Medical Foundation for the Victims of Torture which she set up in 1985.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

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Felix Mendelssohn

1.

Felix Mendelssohn

Song without Words in G major, Op. 62/1

Soloist: Daniel Barenboim

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Ludwig van Beethoven

3.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 133

Orchestra: Amadeus Quartet

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Gidon Saks

4.

Gidon Saks

Ballad of a Jew Whore

Artist: Guy Dagul

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Leopold Kozłowski

5.

Leopold Kozłowski

And the Violins Stopped Playing

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Cant Del Ocells

6.

Castaway's favourite

Cant Del Ocells

Song of the Birds

Soloist: Pablo Casals Orchestra: Prades Festival Orchestra

Sir Michael Tippett

7.

Sir Michael Tippett

Go down Moses (from A Child of our Time)

Soloist: Damon Evans Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

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M People

8.

M People

Search for a Hero

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9.

10.

Book

Poet for Poet by Richard McCain

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Luxury item

Radio to listen to the World Service

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