In this special New Year's Day show we are taking a look back at some of the best of our One on One interview programme in 2006. Among those featured are William Teltscher, who fled Mikulov in 1938 and recalls his return to Czechoslovakia, Zdenek Marek, who defected a day after winning the World Ice Hockey Championships in Sweden, and Pavla Fleischer, a film maker who experienced a bombing in Tel Aviv. Other guests include Communist Party member Josef Skala, opinion pollster Jan Hartl and Glasgow-based Czech academic and commentator Jan
In last week's One on One, we heard the first part of an interview with Zdenka Fantlova in which she talked about her experiences in the Nazi concentration camps. In today's second part of the interview, Zdenka Fantlova, who lost all her family in the Holocaust, explains her belief that the power of love can overcome death. She begins by recalling how she and her fiancé were parted at the Terezin concentration camp in Bohemia.
On Tuesday, Jewish communities in the Czech Republic are commemorating Yom ha Shoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day which is observed around the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943. The names of Czech Holocaust victims will be read out during ceremonies in Prague and a former concentration camp in Terezin. Around 80,000 Czech Jews perished in the Holocaust, among them the whole family of Zdenka Fantlova, who was herself imprisoned in several concentration camps: Terezin, Auschwitz, Gross-Rosen and Mauthausen until she was liberated from