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Helen Bamber

Sue Lawley's castaway is psychotherapist & campaigner Helen Bamber.

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]

Favourite track: Song of the Birds by Cant Del Ocells
Book: Poet for Poet by Richard McCain
Luxury: Radio to listen to the World Service

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 7 May 1999 09:00

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

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

    Soloist: Daniel Barenboim

    • Piano Works by Liszt, Schubert and Mendelsohn.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • The Glenn Miller Orchestra

    A String Of Pearls

    • Glenn Miller: the Legend Vol. 2.
    • RCA.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 133

    Orchestra: Amadeus Quartet

    • The String Quartet.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Gidon Saks

    Ballad of a Jew Whore

    Artist: Guy Dagul

  • Leopold Kozłowski

    And the Violins Stopped Playing

    • The Last Klezner.
    • Global Village.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Cant Del Ocells

      Song of the Birds

      Soloist: Pablo Casals Orchestra: Prades Festival Orchestra

      • Pablo Casals Recital.
      • Sony Classical.
  • Michael Tippett

    Go down Moses (from A Child of our Time)

    Soloist: Damon Evans Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra

    • A Child of our Time.
    • Chandos.
  • M People

    Search For The Hero

    • Bizarre Fruit.
    • De Construction.
  • Book Choice

    • Poet for Poet - Richard McCain

  • Luxury Choice

    • Radio to listen to the World Service


Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest Helen Bamber


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