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Warsaw Ghetto - The Unfinished Film

The Warsaw Ghetto housed 440,000 Polish Jews and Roma during World War II. Typhus, starvation and random murders killed over 100,000 of the ghetto’s residents even before the Nazis began the massive deportations to the Treblinka extermination camp. 113 more words


Film Review: The Zookeeper’s Wife – Rearview Mirror

Some of my favourite films are about my fascination with the Second World War. It is not from a morbid fascination with the horrors of war, but from my humanist view to understand its futility and on occasions to be surprised by the triumph of the human spirit against all odds. 28 more words


Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler (Sendlerowa) was a Polish social worker who is credited with saving the lives of 2500 Jewish children, smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto during the Nazi occupation of Poland. 330 more words

Ways of seeing: you, me and them

SAM NZIMA died two days before last week’s killings along the Israel-Gaza border. He was the South African photojournalist for The World newspaper who took the picture during the 1976 Soweto riots of the bloody schoolchild Hector Peterson being carried in the arms of a frantic young boy after being shot by apartheid police. 618 more words

The end of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising

I often like to play with words for example when you take Warsaw and switch some parts of the name you get an accurate description of what the city went through during WWII . 421 more words


Preserving the memory of a martyr

On 9th May 2018, I spoke at a seminar organised by PUNO – the Polish University Abroad – to mark the 75th anniversary of the suicide as political protest of the Polish Jewish socialist and anti-fascist Szmul ‘Artur’ Zygielbojm. 3,190 more words

The shoemaker and the Bride of Auschwitz.

This is a short poignant story but it has so much in it.A story of hope,survival,death, bereavement and most of all a story that tells us that life is a very precious thing. 591 more words