Archive for January, 2014

“It is Time for a Guinneß…”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 31 January 2014 by delclem

“Newly discovered paintings by John Guilroy, the artist behind much of Guinness’s pre-war advertising, reveal that the Dublin brewery had considered promoting the drink in Nazi Germany.” (c) SUNDAY TIMES, 18.01.2014

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Nazi Weapon: Mosquitoes?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 27 January 2014 by delclem

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This is almost surreal: “Mosquitoes as weapons? It was nearly a real-life threat during World War II, new research suggests.” >full text & photo (c) HUFF POST, 2014

“A monument of self-pity and self-justification” for Hungary

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 26 January 2014 by delclem

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The renowned Hungarian American historian István Deák on the Monument of German Occupation, 1944-45, which is planned in Budapest by the right-wing nationalist FIDEZ government > text (c) Hungarian Spectrum, 2014
photo of monument draft (c) FACEBOOK, 2014

Understanding Ukraine

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on 25 January 2014 by delclem

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Questions about the country in turmoil you are probably to embarrased to ask >full text (c) WASHINGTON POST, 2014. Another 10 questions (c) Business Insider

“Ukraine: The New Dictatorship”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 25 January 2014 by delclem

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An analysis by the renowned Yale historian Timothy Snyder (c) NYR, 2014

“My romance in a town haunted by its Nazi past”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on 21 January 2014 by delclem

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“I was a young Jewish woman dating an older man, but I couldn’t escape Vienna’s dark history, or my fears about his.” The following is adapted fromEverything Is Going to Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Grand Tour,” Rachel Shukert’s just-published memoir of traveling and living in Europe in her very early 20s. This excerpt takes place in Vienna, in the summer of 2003. >full text & illustration (c) SALON, 2014
PS. Why are these bitter sweet & slightly kitschy stories – a sort of Nazi romance/porn – so highly in demand in the English-speaking world?

“A History Lesson, Airbrushed”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 19 January 2014 by delclem

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Generation War, which was broadcast as a mini-series on German television last year, is perhaps more interesting as an artifact of the present than as a representation of the past. As tWW2 slips from living memory, as Germany asserts its dominant role in Europe with increasing confidence, and as long-suppressed information emerges from the archives of former Eastern bloc countries, the war’s cultural significance for Germans has shifted.”>review (c) NYT, 2014
>trailer (c) musicbox films