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The Witches Bite

In the heavy wooden door of the Heidelberg Castle you will find a smaller gate with a thick ring made of iron. They used to use that gate for single visitors or emissaries in times of war when they did not want to open the big wooden door. 200 more words

When did Amish become Old-Fashioned?

by guest contributor Ben Goossen

By now the tropes are well worn: buggies, bonnets, and broad brimmed hats. Although Anabaptists around the world are incredibly diverse, ranging like many faith communities from ultraconservative to liberal-radical, popular stereotypes have long presented members as agrarian anti-modernists. 1,022 more words

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Irma Grese

Nicknamed the Beautiful Beast. Irma Grese was a concentration camp guard and one of the few women to be called to account for her crimes. She was hanged in 1945 at the age of 22.

August Landmesser

August Landmesser (born May 24, 1910, presumably killed February 1944) was a worker at the Blohm + Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, best known for his appearance in a photograph[1] refusing to perform the Nazi salute at the launch of the naval training vessel Horst Wessel on 13 June 1936.[2] He had been a Nazi Party member from 1931 to 1935, but after fathering children with a Jewish woman, he had been found guilty of “dishonoring the race” under Nazi racial laws and had come to oppose Hitler’s regime. 116 more words

Philology Among the Disciplines (I): The problem of definitions

by John Raimo

What is philology? The question may be almost perfectly academic, yet more people have begun to ask it. Scholars such as James Turner… 1,202 more words

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2015-06-19 Berlin, Germany (Day 1)

Today was the first day in Berlin! The summary of the day was LOTS of walking and LOTS of recent German history (World War II and Cold War). 61 more words

The Bellotograph

In the final part of her blog series, Sarah Pogoda (University of Sheffield) explains her upcoming project “Bellotograph” and explores how, and where, we might locate alternatives to institutionalised commemoration rituals. 1,213 more words

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