Category Archives: History

Jerusalem Ballet paying tribute to Franceska Mann

Seventy-six years have passed, but few people have ever heard of Mann, even though she could easily have become a hero and a symbol. Perhaps her story sounds too far-fetched; perhaps it was simply shunted aside by the many other … Continue reading

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Croatia: Majority (Croat) Rights Vs. Minority (Serb) Rights

Originally posted on Croatia, the War, and the Future:
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, President of Croatia (L)Ivan Penava, Mayor of Vukovar (R)Photo: uredpredsjednice.hr When the Constitutional Court of Croatia (of any country) evidently and blatantly misses the beat of its own country’s…

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June – July 2019

June was hottest ever recorded on Earth = Data provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts on behalf of the EU, showed that the global average temperature for June 2019 … Continue reading

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Luca Jahier, EESC President on the present intolerance

Part of the Speech delivered at the 543rd EESC Plenary Session by Luca Jahier, EESC President At the beginning of my mandate as President, I visited the former concentration camp of Auschwitz- and the time I spent in this place … Continue reading

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2016 in review Arts

From the forgotten to publish material 14 years after the paintings View of the Sea at Scheveningen, painted in 1882, and Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen, painted in 1884 by Vincent van Gogh, Italian police have found the … Continue reading

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The Conquest of Normandy & The Red Army’s Advance to Warsaw, June-July 1944.

Originally posted on hungarywolf:
After D-Day – The Battle for Normandy: The landings of 6th June were, of course, ‘just’ the beginning of the campaign to liberate Western Europe from the occupation of the Third Reich. Having got into the…

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“If Perestroika Fails…”: The Last Summer of the Cold War – June-July 1991.

Originally posted on hungarywolf:
President Gorbachev had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990, but gave his acceptance speech in Oslo on 5 June 1991, twenty-five years ago. In it he warned that, if perestroika fails, the prospect of…

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Commemorating the Normandy Landings

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Documenting D-Day: This Thursday, 6th June, many of the world’s leaders will be gathering on the beaches in Normandy to mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy. Those veterans who survived the landings…

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Combat or battle fatigue – Memories fading

War is not just about guns and battles and solemn ceremonies in the years that follow. It is also about the personal memories of soldiers’ sacrifices and the emotional cost of surviving and then trying to bear witness to what … Continue reading

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75 years to remember

Today is a special day for humanity. It is a day which should have us to remember all those who died in the multiple wars. But it should also bring grate gratitude for those who were forced to see and … Continue reading

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