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Charles P Lazarus, Marielle Franco, John Brookes, Zena Skinner, Oskar Groning

Julian Worricker on Toys 'R' Us founder Charles Lazarus; Brazilian activist Marielle Franco; garden designer John Brookes; TV chef Zena Skinner; Nazi war criminal Oskar Groning.

Photo: Zena Skinner

Julian Worricker on:

Charles P Lazarus, the founder of Toys 'R' Us - a store chain which, for decades, captured the hearts of consumers around the world

Brazilian political activist Marielle Franco, who grew up in the favelas and was elected to Rio city council

Landscape designer John Brookes, described as 'the man who made the modern garden'....

Zena Skinner, one of the most popular chefs on television in the 1960s and 70s

And convicted Nazi war criminal, Oskar Groning, who became known as the bookkeeper of Auschwitz

Archive clips from: AUSCHWITZ: THE NAZIS AND ‘THE FINAL SOLUTION’, BBC ONE 11/01/2005; GARDENER’S WORLD, BBC TWO; GARDENER’S QUESTION TIME, RADIO 4

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Charles P. Lazarus

Last Word spoke to filmmaker Mark Aaron.

Born 4 October 1923; died 22 March 2018, aged 94.

Marielle Franco

Last Word spoke to BBC journalist Júlia Dias Carneiro.

Born 27 July 1979; died 14 March 2018, aged 38.

John Brookes

Last Word spoke to his former pupil and business partner Gwendolyn van Paasschen.

Born 11 October 1933; died 16 March 2018, aged 84. 

Oskar Groening

Last Word spoke to Dr Daniel Lee, Vice Chancellor’s Fellow in History at the University of Sheffield, and historian and filmmaker Laurence Rees.

Born 10 June 1921; died 9 March 2018, aged 96.

Zena Skinner (pictured)

Last Word spoke to Liz Searle, CEO of Keech Hospice Care, and her nephew John Skinner.

Born 27 February 1927; died 6 March 2018, aged 91.

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Presenter Julian Worricker
Producer Neil George

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