"I think spring is inside me. I feel spring awakening, I feel it in my entire body and soul. I have to force myself to act normally. I'm in a state of utter confusion, don't know what to read, what to write, what to do. I only know that I'm longing for something ..." wrote Anne Frank on Saturday, February 12, 1944 in her diary.
Pictures taken today, almost 75 years later. 11 February 2019, feeling of spring in #Amsterdam. #instahistory#annefrank#spring#diary#history#holocaust
I think too often we rush to the most instagrammable spots of a city on arriving, that we forget to take some time to get to know the place and its people a little more intimately. Budapest, without a doubt, is breathtaking — who knew that this jewel of a city had been waiting to be discovered on the banks of the Danube all this while. But underneath all the extraordinary architecture and the fairytale spires, a dark chapter in its modern history waits to be opened.
While in Budapest recently, my longtime fascination for Jewish people and their history took me to the main synagogue and the Holocaust Memorial Centre. I found both visits truly informative in walking me through the historical and political developments that culminated in the most successful large-scale deportation of Jews during WWII. Over 600,000 Jews from all over Hungary were sent to concentration camps across Europe, most notably Auschwitz-Birkenau, which was reportedly extended specifically to accommodate the growing numbers of Hungarian Jews sent here. More than two thirds of this number met their death, either in the extermination camps or in the ghettoes where starvation and hypothermia claimed thousands more lives.
These numbers were sobering, but to know that they were once lives — real people who’d walked down the same streets I’d just passed, with fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters they loved and who loved them; people with a job, a home just around the corner, and a synagogue they worshipped in — was chilling. This is why history fascinates me — it teaches us that the calm, tranquil lives we live today were not always so. For this, we must be grateful.
En fin og informativ tur til villa grande. Mye vond historie som ikke må glemmes. Villaen som Quisling bodde i 1940-45. Huset tar også for seg andre minoriteter En koselig kafe selv om det var en merkelig følelse å nyte vaffel og kafe i huset. En tur dit kan anbefales på det sterkeste. Et sterkt møte også for de unge som var med. #holocaust
"Auschwitz Tower" (1994) by Jordan Krimstein
from the CHGS Digital Archives .
Jordan Krimstein, graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he majored in graphic design and studied painting with Boris Anisfeld (1878-1973), the renowned Russian painter and set designer who worked with Sergei Diaghalev founder of the Ballets Russes. Over the years Krimstein's work expanded from oil painting to watercolors, primarily of landscapes. Krimstein's watercolors of Auschwitz were created for the 1994 documentary short, Choosing One's Way: Resistance in Auschwitz/ Birkenau narrated by Academy Award winning actress Ellen Burstyn. In 1995 he received the Silver Hugo Award/ International Film Festival and an Emmy for these paintings. A teacher as well as a painter, Jordan has taught at the Blackhawk Mountain School of Art, Blackhawk, Colorado (Member Board of Directors), Suburban Fine Art Center, Highland Park, Illinois (Member Board of Directors), and lectured at Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida. He has served as National President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Association and is a Member of the School's Board of Governors. He passed away at the age of 85 in October of 2015. .
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Holocaust of 16 February 1943 -
#himmler Orders the Destruction of the #warsawghetto "For reasons of security I herewith order that the #warsaw ghetto be pulled down after the concentration camp has been moved: all parts of houses that can be used, and other materials of all kinds, are first to be made use of.
The razing of the ghetto and the relocation of the concentration camp are necessary, as otherwise we would probably never establish quiet in Warsaw, and the prevalence of crime cannot be stamped out as long as the ghetto remains.
An overall plan for the razing of the ghetto is to be submitted to me. In any case we must achieve the disappearance from sight of the living-space for 500,000 sub-humans ( #untermenschen ) that has existed up to now, but could never be suitable for #germans, and reduce the size of this city of millions – Warsaw – which has always been a center of corruption and revolt." Just a glimpse of himmlers venom... #ww2#nazism#leibensraum#holocaust#jewishholocaust#concentrationcamp#poland
What happens in Europe ends up happening here in America one way or another. I SEE THE SAME THING HAPPENING HERE IN AMERICA. YES IT'S MAINLY THE LEFT BUT STOP DENYING THE ISSUES WITHIN THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY!
Pau in her statement charged that “we are seeing that militant right-wing extremists can openly call for the desecration of Jewish institutions and attacks against Jewish people.”
A rising number of people and groups in the “gray zone between conservatism and right-wing extremism are #denying the #Holocaust and engaging in #antiSemitic agitation,” she said.
#BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — Anti-Semitic offenses rose almost 10 percent in Germany last year, and violent attacks were up more than 60%, crime statistics showed Wednesday.
Police recorded 1,646 offenses motivated by hatred against Jews, said a government response to a request by far-left Die Linke party lawmaker Petra Pau.
Germany, like other Western countries, has watched with alarm as anti-Semitic and other racist hate speech and violence have increased in recent years as the political climate has coarsened and grown more polarized.
A mass influx of mostly Muslim refugees and migrants to Germany from 2015 drove the rise of the far-right and anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which since late 2017 is the biggest opposition group in parliament. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 21 NON ISLAMIC COUNTRIES WHO HAVE JIHAD: America, Israel, Africa (continent add 10+ countries to the 21), Spain, Germany, Canada, France, Belgium, Australia, Russia, England, China, Thailand, Philippines, Italy, Malaysia, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, India, who else??? Please remember to always check our website or your emails for notifications.
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Von „Monster“ darf man das Ende verraten: Ein Tourguide wehrt sich in einer KZ-Gedenkstätte mit einem Faustschlag. Wie es dazu kam, davon berichtet der Ich-Erzähler in diesem Roman.
Es geht um die Holocaust Erinnerungskultur. Das Buch nimmt immer wieder Anlauf, das Unfassbare aus verschiedenen Perspektiven zu fassen. Wissenschaftlich, intellektuell, religiös, politisch, emotional etc. Jeder Erklärungsversuch scheitert jedoch, weil er doch wieder nur als Missbrauch für egoistische Zwecke entlarvt wird. Die entscheidenden Lebensgeschichten bleiben jedoch für immer unerzählt, weil die vielen, vielen Mordopfer ihrer Stimme beraubt wurden.
Ich hätte mir das Buch nicht ausgesucht und nun geht mein Dank an @herrfabel, der mich dazu gebracht hat. Ich bin tief berührt. Leseempfehlung!
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They are now in the program of Homeland Security. Let's look up how many warm fuzzy thoughts are being sent their way, or if they are defined as censorship control. Censorship is sounding more and more like barcode scanners and xrays at every retail in name of saving insurance companies money from thievery. Not zeroing out everyone's magnet at the door and tracking them with biometric credit cards
Raise your hand if you know bloody tissue is nothing but a bar code. Got an image of my arm attached to a seismic reader of a gas station .. in my profile.
Raise your hand if you know what biometrics really are: they are your bloody in a petri-dish of a gold chip and RF wifi (wifi every band now moving to 5G). #Organelles#GoneWild#CERN#Tesla#HAARP#holocaust#auschwitz#nuke#PhillyGreenPoop#gwentowers#livingdeadcadavering#livingdead#Matrix#makina#incubus
"... we have shown that the meaning of life always changes, but that it never ceases to be. According to logotherapy, we can discover this meaning in life in three different ways : (1) by creating a work or doing a deed ; (2) by experiencing something or encountering someone ; and (3) by the attitude we take toward unavoidable suffering." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning (1946)
A threefold path to discover the meaning of one's existence. Book discussion Readers' Break : Man's Search for Meaning (Viktor Frankl) starting on Skype in 1.5 hrs. More details on readersbreak.com/frankl
Essas crianças estavam entre um grupo de cinquenta refugiados judeus (25 meninos e 25 meninas) de Viena, com idades entre 5 e 14 anos, a caminho da Filadélfia, onde seriam adotadas.
As crianças foram acompanhadas por Gilbert J. Kraus, um advogado da Filadélfia, e sua esposa Eleanor, que trabalhou durante meses para garantir sua admissão nos EUA.
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