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Auschwitz survivors providing a warning of rising anti-Semitism and exclusion of free thinking

Certain voices of survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau were preferred not to be heard by certain state leaders, who felt as if they and their regime were attacked, or who according to them should not have received a voice because they did belong to communist and/or rebellious groups.
The negative reactions against some survivors speeches made it clear that our Western so-called civilised society has still to go a long way and has to make sure an objective education shall be given, with some good historical background and insight how manipulation and propaganda should be recognised and avoided. Continue reading

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

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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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A one word country name, Czechia back in the running

With many languages spoken it is often difficult to have the same name when two or more words are used to indicate a region or country. In several parts of Europe (a.o. Belgium) in the previous century spoke about Czechia … Continue reading

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This Week Twenty-Five Years Ago: The Velvet Revolution Succeeds, December 1989

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In Prague on 17 November, 1989, a student rally in Wenceslas Square turned into an anti-government protest and was fired on by nervous policemen. Inspired by events in Germany and infuriated by the attempted crackdown, protesters…

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Left behind for economical emigration

Few years ago parents fled the Ceaușescu regime in Romania. Teodora Ana Mihai spends several months in the life of one such family where the kids are being left behind because of economic migration, as hundreds of thousands of citizens … Continue reading

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