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August 2, 2017

How many Holocaust memorials does the world need?

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 4:24 pm
One of the shortlisted designs by Adjaye Associates and Malcolm Reading Consultants of the Victoria Tower Gardens, the site of the memorial, which has provoked objections.

One of the shortlisted designs by Adjaye Associates and Malcolm Reading Consultants of the Victoria Tower Gardens, the site of the memorial, which has provoked objections. Photograph: National Holocaust Memorial short list/PR

I am writing today about a news article which has this headline:

Designs for Holocaust memorial go on display at the V&A

https://www.ft.com/content/6bc39acc-76c3-11e7-90c0-90a9d1bc9691

The following quote is from the news article:

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Holocaust survivors warned of the continuing danger of racism and prejudice as shortlisted designs for a Holocaust memorial in Britain went on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum. “In recent times we have seen the splintering of social cohesion,” said Joan Salter, 77, as she welcomed the £40m government-funded project for a National Holocaust Memorial and learning centre in Victoria Tower Gardens next to the Houses of Parliament in London. “We live in dangerous times and, tragically, a reminder of how fragile our veneer of civilisation is, is more crucial now than ever in our recent history,” she added. Ms Salter was three months old when the Germans invaded Belgium in 1940 and was not reunited with her Polish-Jewish family until 1947.

End quote

The same story was also covered in the Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/01/holocaust-survivors-uk-social-cohesion-splintering-warning-memorial

 

James Comey, the former FBI Director, has a “2 million book deal”

Filed under: Trump, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 2:57 pm

Today, I am commenting on the following news article:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/james-comey-has-book-deal-publication-set-for-next-spring/2017/08/02/8fa9e4ac-7793-11e7-8c17-533c52b2f014_story.html?tid=pm_entertainment_pop&utm_term=.73d60b498cf7

The following quote is from the news article:

Comey will write about experiences that made him the FBI’s best-known and most controversial FBI head in recent times, from his handling of the bureau’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server to allegations of ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

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Finally, we will learn about what happened when Hillary Clinton had a private e-mail server, which was claimed by Republicans to have been the crime of the century.

As a person who once had a private email server, I can tell you that this is not against any law. Hillary did not do anything wrong, but this accusation caused her to lose the election.

The Roma [Gypsy] girl who was killed at Auschwitz

Filed under: Auschwitz, Germany, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 11:50 am

Anna Maria ‘Settela’ Steinbach was 10 when the photo was taken. Three months later she was killed at Auschwitz concentration camp [Westerbork film shot by Rudolf Breslauer, 1944, NIOD]

I wrote about Settela Steinbach on this page of my website:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Sachsenhausen/MemorialSite/GypsyMuseum.html

Were the Gypsies really killed, 3 months after they arrived at Auschwitz, or were they sent on to another camp? I believe that they were transferred to another camp. Why wait 3 months before killing them? Why waste food by feeding them for 3 months, and then killing them?

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/07/remembering-roma-victims-holocaust-170728114822470.html

The picture at the start of this article was featured in a news article in Al Jezerra today August 2, 2017, that you can read by following the link above.

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