A group of Japanese children and their passionate and tenacious teacher, Fumiko Ishioka, help solve the mystery of a young Jewish girl whose name was painted on a battered old suitcase they received from Auschwitz.
Building 173 in downtown Shanghai has witnessed three quarters of a century of the most dramatic upheaval in modern Chinese history, including World War II and the Japanese invasion, the rise of Communism and the Cultural Revolution. Its residents tell an intimate tale of how these violent changes have altered the course of their lives.
In 1914 women all over Europe were experiencing the impact of a war that reached into every corner of people's lives. In Britain, war came to the Home Front and in doing so ushered in a seismic shift in the lives of women far from the front line of battle, and this fascinating program is filled with examples of women from all walks of life, every class and every corner of Britain, and their contributions to the war effort in the factories, the banks, pulpits and even football pitches.
From 1938 to 1974 thousands of British children arrived at Fairbridge Farm School in Australia. Physical and sexual abuse was not uncommon. Loneliness was rife. Food was often inedible. The standard of education was appalling.