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Artists as Activists in the Ghetto

Our Journey took us one hour from the center of Prague to Terezin, the concentration work camp and ghetto.

 Terezin was originally a fortress prison established in the late 18th century as a prison for military and political convicts. 482 more words

Human Rights

Holocaust Trip Reflections I

It was 3 weekends ago when we had our day trip to the town of Lidice and Terezin- both are located in the Czech Republic. Lidice is a small town just northwest of Prague.  2,027 more words

Personal Updates

In Memory Of Czeslawa Kwoka

The last post that I added to City Jackdaw was all about the wonder and splendour of this beautiful world that we live in. Today’s post is about a darker aspect of this same world, an aspect that we shamefully bring to it. 713 more words


Andy reblogged this on City Jackdaw and commented:

A few days ago it was the 71st anniversary of this little girl's death, so I decided to reblog this. Her face still haunts me.

Dobrý den///Grüß Gott///Bonjour

Dobrý den

My visit to Prague and Terezín last month went quite well. Visiting ‘place’ and getting a sense of the space, the aesthetic, and mood is important for a researcher. 1,150 more words

Fulbright Fun

Alice Herz-Sommer

tomorrow evening (wednesday 5th), 10.30-11.00pm on bbc radio 3
free thinking includes …

“The pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, who gave concerts while she was incarcerated in Terezín, was the oldest known holocaust survivor until her death last week at the age of 110.

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This Just In!!!!!!!

The Trials Of Lenny Bruce
This trade paperback and CD “document Bruce’s obscenity trials for the first time, making a vivid case for the comedian’s contribution to the defense of the first amendment.” $9.95. 139 more words

Browsing The Book Shop

'Hatred brings only hatred' -- world's oldest Holocaust survivor

Celebrating the life of Alice Herz-Sommer, a 110-year-old Holocaust survivor and concert pianist whose unflinching embrace of humanity continues to inspire many.

Sommer died Sunday in London. 354 more words