Sound Recordings

Radio Programmes

BBC Radio 4 Archive: The Story of EH Gombrich

BBC Radio 4 Archive: Pevsner: Through Outsider’s Eyes

BBC Radio 4 Archive: Missing Isaiah Berlin

BBC Radio 4 Front Row: Antonia Fraser on George Weidenfeld, following his death, 2016, age 96

BBC Radio Recordings: Jewish Emigrants from Nazi Germany to UK


Belonging and Not Belonging: Émigré Artists in Britain after 1933

Monica Bohm-Duchen, Creative Director of the nationwide Insiders/Outsiders Festival, considers the experiences of the artists who found refuge in this country from Nazi persecution. Recorded at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK, on Thursday 26 September 2019.


VE Day Commemoration

A recording of an online conversation between Dr. Helen Fry and Robin Lustig, hosted by the AJR on 5 May, about the important but still insufficiently acknowledged contribution of Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe to the British war effort.


Music, Migration & Mobility: Conference Recording

The Legacy of Migrant Musicians from Nazi Europe in Britain

Recording of the online symposium co-hosted by the Royal College of Music & the Austrian Cultural Forum on Thursday, 3 December 2020. This recording will remain available until January 31, 2021.

The corresponding Symposium Programme is attached here (PDF).


The Hitler Émigrés: interviews by Daniel Snowman

During the late 1990s, as Daniel Snowman began work on his book The Hitler Emigrés: The Cultural Impact on Britain of Refugees from Nazism, he recorded interviews with some of the most distinguished among the émigrés, many of them by that time in their late 70s and 80s. Among them were artists, architects, musicians, film makers, photographers, authors, publishers, broadcasters, philosophers, historians, scientists and others who had been actively involved in the promotion of Britain’s cultural, artistic and intellectual life. Many of these interviews are now available online – uncut and unedited – in the sound archives of the Imperial War Museum.