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Suicide, Pixar, and the Holocaust: Writing an A+ Paper on Happiness

It was supposed to be one of the easier essays of the semester; a research paper about happiness, and what it means to me, and the how’s and why’s I’ve developed that opinion. 2,789 more words


Czeslawa Kwoka, the 14-year-old"political" prisoner of Auschwitz

Czesława Kwoka (15 August 1928 Wólka Złojecka – 12 March 1943 Auschwitz) was a Polish Catholic child who died in the Auschwitz concentration camp at the age of 14. 247 more words


Holocaust Remembered at Mauthausen and in Vienna

How do I write a story with a theme that is intensely horrific? How can I grapple with remnants of history and do it in a way that makes sense of an extremely painful period of human existence? 937 more words

Barry Day


On Friday Geiger took us on a field tour of Lidice, Terezín and Litoměřice.

Lidice was a erie town that was burnt to the ground by Nazis after they (wrongly) believed the assasins of Reinhard Heydrich to be in the town. 205 more words

Czech Republic

The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

“No, darling! To die it’s easy… But you have to struggle for life!”
— Art Spiegelman, The Complete Maus

    This is a dreadfully moving narrative that shines through the many dichotomies of life.  746 more words


Girl in the Blue Coat: Not so dusty after all?

Hey guys! Sorry about the unannounced hiatus… again. I’ve been gone for ages! I slipped into a simultaneous reading and blogging slump, and then read a book which ALSO simultaneously got me out of and into a slump. 731 more words



I was sitting in a beautiful apartment, in an old looking building that smelled of must and some cooking that had been left for quite some time. 579 more words

Sophie Cannon