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Kindertransport: Barbara Winton and Lord Alf Dubs

tomorrow morning (wednesday 21st), 9.00-9.45am, on bbc radio 4 (partially repeated at 9.30pm)
midweek (presented by libby purves) includes …

“Barbara Winton is the daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton who orchestrated the Kindertransport, a rescue mission in which 669 children were evacuated from Czechoslovakia in 1938 and 1939.

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Meopta Movie Equipment

Perhaps the movie equipment from the Soviet Union is well known and popular in the world, but in the COMECON member countries, the Czechoslovakian equipment were the only alternative having near quality to those made in the Western and Eastern counterparts. 960 more words

Manufacturers and foreign trade firms in Eastern Bloc dealing with the Radio Equipment


Zrzeszenie Przedsiębiorstw Przemysłu Elektronicznego UNITRA, Warszawa
Exporter/Importer: PHZ UNITRA, Warszawa
(The most important manufacturer in Eastern Bloc having wide variety of products and models; some models were made under the licence from GRUNDIG, West Germany and THOMSON, France) 269 more words

Manufacturers and foreign trade firms in Eastern Bloc dealing with the cinematographic machinery and materials


Filmový průmysl, s.p., Barrandov, Prague (Cameras for professional use)
ZVS-MEOPTA, k.p., Přerov (Cameras for consumer use, projectors for professional and consumer use)
Exporters: PZO KOVO & PZO MERKURIA, Prague… 337 more words

The Rhetoric of Iran and Russia Towards the Colored Revolutions

By Rostam Assadi, ’15

1: Introduction

If one wished to hold a mantra as to understand the public response of Russia and Iran towards the Colored Revolutions, it may be summed up by this Russian commentator: “the day before yesterday: Belgrade. 3,387 more words


Help with Slovak Translation

“Sometimes the key arrives long before the lock. Sometimes a story falls in your lap.”

–Rebecca Solnit “The Faraway Nearby”

Though it is clear that I love the Fabry family very much, what might be difficult to believe is that I was not accepted by my mother-in-law, Olinka, and that I only met her once before she died.

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United Nations

Generations - part 3

A brief story of”pistancky kroj”, a folk costume my grandmother owns.

“This folk costume comes with its own story. It was embroidered by my mother, the lace is also made by her. 151 more words