Archive for May, 2013

White Armband Day 1992 / 2013

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 31 May 2013 by delclem

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“The White Armband Day campaign aims to give a voice to victims of mass atrocities around the world in their struggle for the truth, dignity & remembrance. We call upon you to wear a white armband on 31 May and place a white sheet on your window for ten minutes in memory of the non-Serb citizens of Prijedor, Bosnia-Herzegovina, who were subjected to a campaign of extermination in 1992, and all victims throughout the world who are facing denial of their suffering. The actions of the authorities in the city of Prijedor then, in 1992, when this brutal campaign of violence was implemented and now, when the city government denies the crimes that have taken place, is a universal example of the oppression we are fighting in all corners of the world.” >more (c) STOP GENOCIDE DENIAL

 

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“Yellow Street”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on 30 May 2013 by delclem

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“Mean husbands, despairing servant girls, lecherous café owners and a snapping dog: these are just some of the protagonists who breathe life into the novel “Yellow Street”(1990) by Veza Canetti (1897-1963).” >text & photo album
(c) wieninternational.at 2013

 

“Blindly”: Reflections

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 28 May 2013 by delclem

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Triestine author & literary critic Claudio Magris, probably the last truly Central European intellectual, on his latest novel Blindly (2005), which was presented in English translation lately >essay (c) THE THREEPENNY REVIEW, 2013
Cf. my review of the book (in German) (c) Ruthner & STANDARD, 2007

Collateral Roadkill?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 26 May 2013 by delclem

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THE DEATH OF THE ‘MITTELEUROPA’ CONCEPT ON THE WAY TO SARAJEVO AND BRUSSELS – AND BEYOND. A Lecture Manuscript. Continue reading

Citizen K.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on 24 May 2013 by delclem

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“Czech art pranksters, whose Ztohoven art collective gained international notoriety for implanting images of a fictional atomic blast on live television, faced legal action for their prank in which they were toying with the concept of identity.”
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(c) ART OF THE PRANK, 2010

“A slow-acting, addictive, dangerous drug”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on 22 May 2013 by delclem

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The Heavy Metal Music of the 19th century: today was the 200th birthday of Germany’s most controversial composer: RICHARD WAGNER (1813-83).
>text (c) THE IRISH TIMES, 2013

Nazi mass infanticide in Austria

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 20 May 2013 by delclem

Andreas Nowak’s award-winning documentary A Perfectly Normal Doctor (2000) exposes the systematic practice of euthanasia – so-called “assisted death” – of disabled babies and children that took place during the Nazi period. While there were undoubtedly many physicians and nurses involved in such crimes throughout the Third Reich, this film focuses on Austrian Nazi doctor and later forensic psychiatrist Heinrich Gross who was in charge of a the children’s ward at the Viennese mental institution where 800 children were killed.