Remembrance Sunday with Cathy Macdonald
- United Kingdom
More informationThis week Cathy Macdonald presents a special programme, as we take time together to think of those lost to war, and those who lives have been affected by war, on this Remembrance Sunday.
All through her childhood, Anna Magnusson grew up with the colourful story of her Uncle Archie - her mother Mamie's brother - who had been a POW during WWII and escaped after 18 months of captivity to try his luck in the rugged Italian countryside of Le Marche. When he was taken in by a peasant family, the Pilotti's, to be fed and hidden from the Nazis, lifelong bonds took root. Exploring the meaning and importance of Remembrance, Anna learns of other POWs who made similar journeys, and travels to meet the family of Archie's Italian Mum and Dad - warm people who welcomed him again in later years, and who also carry Archie's story and memory close to their hearts.
Remembering Jane Haining - a Church of Scotland missionary who stayed on in Budapest to look after the children under her care during the Nazi occupation, and who died in the concentration camp at Auschwitz. Jane's story is told to Bob Dickson by her niece Deirdre McDowell and her nephew Rob O'Brien, by Ian Alexander and Susan Brown, of the Church of Scotland's World Mission Council and by Irena Steinfeldt of the World Centre for Holocaust Research in Jerusalem, Israel.