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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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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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Defeating populism in the EU by education of the young people

We sincerely should make some more work to have the young people come to see how it comes we may live in a peaceful Western Europe for nearly 75 years. Some years ago students still had separate classes of geography … Continue reading

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Skills and competences acquired in civil society organisations – how to recognise and value them in the labour market

Not able to go to all the conferences of my interest and to prepare papers for discussions my thoughts still keep grinding on those matters to be discussed and to be solved. Continue reading

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

Originally posted on Andrew James:
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…

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Could Brexit lead to Frexit – or Czexit?

Originally posted on UCL Europe Blog:
Seán Hanley, Senior Lecturer in Comparative Central and East European Politics at UCL, examines the claims that Brexit may lead to significant political repercussions in other EU member states, including potentially a domino effect…

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World remembers Auschwitz survivors

KL Auschwitz concentration camp was founded in 1940 by the Germans mainly with the aim of imprisoning Polish captives. Since 1942, it became Europe’s one of the biggest places of Jewish extermination, with more than 1.1 million people killed, including … Continue reading

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Black page 70 years Release – commemoration Auschwitz

Zwarte bladzijde (Black page) on the Dutch Public Broadcasting channels 1 & 2: Auschwitz Konzentrationslager 70 years release – commemoration Auschwitz • NPO 1 15.00 Andere Tijden (Other times) • NPO 2 • 21.20 Night will fall • NPO 2 … Continue reading

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Expanding opportunities for more American families

It is scandalous that in many so called ‘civilised countries’ people do have to work for just a few Euros, Dollars or Pounds. Wherever you look in Belgium at a construction site you shall see Polish workers, who have to … Continue reading

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Built on or Belonging to Jewish tradition #2 Roots of Jewishness

Last month, CNN was exploring American exceptionalism — the concept that the United States is exceptional when compared to other nations and is uniquely destined to bring democracy to the world. Lots of citizens of the United States of America … Continue reading

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