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Portrait of Harry (Episode #211)

KQED World: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

This renowned painter Harry Somers endured an incredible trauma and is now suffering from a terminal illness. In this portrait of the successful impressionist painter, Harry talks about growing up in Zweibruecken, Germany, in the shadows of the Nazi Socialist Party, escaping on a Kindertransport to Australia, and losing almost every relative to the death camps of the Holocaust. More than anything, Harry talks about the beauty of life, hope, survival, forgiveness and about the best frankfurter he ever had in his life.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 29, 2017 -- 12:30 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 28, 2017 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 28, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Apr 27, 2017 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -- 1:00 PM
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