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    Abe Vigoda, ‘Barney Miller’ and ‘The Godfather’ star who was often subject of death hoaxes, dies at 94

    "Abe Vigoda died Tuesday at 94.

    Abe Vigoda is dead. Really.

    The dour-faced, slouch-shouldered New York-born actor who always looked like he had one foot in the grave — and who had long been rumored to be pushing up daisies — finally stepped into it when he died Tuesday morning. He was 94.

    The long-time television fixture’s daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, told the Associated Press her father passed away peacefully in his sleep while staying at her Woodland Park, New Jersey, home..."

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.2510170

    RIP: ABE VIGODA

    "...Vigoda, who always looked a bit older than his actual age, also played along with what became a running joke: premature reports of his death. In 1982, People magazine mistakenly printed a story that referred to him as “the late” Abe Vigoda, which prompted him to pose, sitting up, in a coffin, holding a copy of People, for a photo that ran inVariety to prove he was very much alive.

    Various TV reports, late-night TV hosts David Letterman and Conan O’Brien, and numerous Websites either mistakenly reported his death or poked fun at the idea that he was frequently the subject of such rumors. A pair of Websites — Abe Vigoda Status and Is Abe Vigoda Dead? — exist solely to keep tabs on whether or not he’s still alive, and Vigoda won a whole new fanbase for his good humor and longevity as faux reports of his death became a meme..."

    http://greatentertainersarchives.blo...DIA+ARCHIVE%29


    Link: http://www.nndb.com/people/225/000022159/vigoda.jpg



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    How The New York Times and the American public, managed to ignore the Holocaust
    Reporting on the Times (video- 18 min.)


    "While many Americans assume that the Holocaust was a well-kept secret until the concentration camps were liberated, anyone with a New York Times subscription could have read about the atrocities during the Second World War. Regrettably, though, the persecution and murder of Jews was frequently buried by the ‘paper of record’. Of more than 23,000 front-page articles between 1939 and 1945, just 26 were about the Holocaust. This powerful documentary from the US director Emily Harrold recounts how and why the genocide of Jews was neglected and euphemised by the Times, and by extension, the American people."

    https://aeon.co/videos/how-the-new-y...59d4d-68895113
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    Top 10 Holocaust Films


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    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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    OMG!

    'LOVE IS LIKE A ROACH': BRONX ZOO TO OFFER MADAGASCAR HISSING COCKROACHES FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

    "The Bronx Zoo is home to a lot of Madagascar hissing cockroaches. It may surprise you to learn that they don’t all have names. So, for Valentines Day, the zoo is offering to let you name one of these giant roaches as a quasi-grotesque romantic gesture, for $10 per roach...

    Romance isn’t dead, it’s just sheathed in an exoskeleton and hiding in your cupboard. With your name on it. .."

    http://www.newsweek.com/love-roach-b...nes-day-418938
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    Just in case anyone would like to do this for Valentine's Day, here's the zoo's website:

    Bronx Zoo ‏@BronxZoo Jan 21
    It's here! #NameARoach for your #Valentine, and this year, sweeten the deal w/ chocolate: http://bit.ly/1S840Ki



    BRONX ZOO
    Name a Roach


    "This Valentine's Day, let your special someone know your love is eternal. Name one of the Bronx Zoo's Madagascar hissing cockroaches for your sweetie. Tens of thousands of roaches remain nameless and would make a great symbol of your love. For $10, we'll send your loved one a digital certificate to cherish for years to come, featuring the name of your Valentine's roach.

    This year, you can even up the romance by adding chocolate. For $25, you'll receive a printed roach certificate and something sweet, made with love by the Nunu Chocolate company in Brooklyn, NY.*

    Your donation will also help us protect these misunderstood love bugs, along with a lot of other animals, both big and small.

    As they say, roaches make the heart beat faster..."

    http://bronxzoo.com/roach
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    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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    The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it - Flannery O'connor

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    Almost forgot this one
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    Parents of missing 2-year-old Idaho boy named suspects in his disappearance after being ‘less than truthful,’ sheriff says

    "A missing toddler’s parents have been named suspects in his disappearance after being “less than truthful,” a central Idaho sheriff said Monday.

    DeOrr Kunz Jr., 2, vanished July 10 from his family’s campsite close to the Montana border at Timber Creek Campground. The boy’s parents, Jessica Mitchell and DeOrr Kunz Sr., have been “less than truthful” under questioning and polygraph tests, and investigators believe the couple knows where their little boy is and whether he’s alive, said Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman.

    “They’re not able to tell the same story twice because they’ve told so many stories,” Bowerman told KTVB-TV. “We’re getting changes in the stories all the time.”.."

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crim...icle-1.2508952


    Link: http://assets.eastidahonews.com/wp-c...44362201_o.jpg

    WS thread: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...2015-17/page11
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    Who Knows Best

    "The state said a 19-year-old with an intellectual disability wasn’t equipped to look after her baby and whisked the newborn off to another family just after birth—a decision the mother was ready to fight. But how smart do you have to be to raise a child?...

    Thirty-seven states still have laws on the books that make a disability reason enough to terminate a person’s parental rights, according to a groundbreaking investigation called “Rocking the Cradle” published by the National Council on Disability in September 2012,...

    ... in the 1980s, a psychologist in Toronto named Maurice Feldman began to study the mothering capabilities of these women in earnest, trying both to locate and to remediate their gaps in functioning. And he found that while most of the intellectually disabled mothers he studied failed to meet a minimum standard of care when endeavoring to accomplish parenting’s most basic tasks—treating diaper rash, cleaning baby bottles, and providing regular, nutritious meals — with the right kind of intervention, they could also succeed...

    Parenting demands so many different kinds of ability that most of us start, at least, with some kind of deficit. But how much deficit is too much? At what point do a mother’s limitations disqualify her from being a mother?...

    Even Feldman, who believes that most women with intellectual disabilities can become good-enough mothers, refuses to say for sure. When he makes a clinical assessment in a custody proceeding, he always says, “It depends.”..

    Buckland is the executive director of the National Council on Independent Living in Washington, D.C. “I really wanted to do something nationally,” he told me. “This is the most fundamental of human rights: the ability to reproduce and raise your children.” It’s not that all disabled people make good parents, Buckland told me, it’s that their parenting should be assessed on the merits and not on the basis of their disability..."

    http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/01/how-...tm_source=digg

    Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children

    http://www.ncd.gov/publications/2012/Sep272012/
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    Quote Originally Posted by GigiG View Post
    Okay, stepping into the fray here (since we don't have YesorNO):

    Here's a quiz for you: What Island are You?

    http://www.quizony.com/what-island-are-you/index.html

    My results are below:












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    You are:

    Australia

    You are unique. Forthright and fun, you make a great friend. You are outdoorsy and lively, even boisterous at times. You care about the environment and are interested in unusual and endangered animals. You may have a colourful family tree.

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    Okay, these things are just funny-fun things. But I DO feel like Australia, in a way... not so much with the outdoorsy stuff, though...

    I wonder about what kind of algorithms they employ for these faux quizzes...



    ETA: I was really hoping for an island in the Caribbean...
    I am:

    "You are The United Kingdom
    You are the essence of cool. At first glance, you may seem ordinary, even reserved, but you have a fascinating past. And while you are always scrupulously polite, once people get to know you, they are completely taken in by your wit and charm. You are a fan of football. And you appreciate a nice cup of tea."

    (but I'm NOT a fan of football)
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    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Link: http://40.media.tumblr.com/60e7b8a98...olfo1_1280.jpg
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    World marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    "BERLIN — Wednesday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the date the United Nations has chosen to commemorate victims of the Holocaust during World War II. Six million Jews were murdered by Germany's Nazi regime, along with 5 million non-Jews who were killed.

    The anniversary, marked each year since 2005, falls on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland by the Russian army in 1945. One million people died there.

    Here is how countries around the world are marking the 71st anniversary:..."

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/w...-day/79335156/
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    Holocaust Victims Honored 71 Years After Auschwitz Liberated

    "Dozens of elderly Holocaust survivors lit candles at Auschwitz on Wednesday, exactly 71 years after the Soviet army liberated the death camp that has become the most powerful symbol of the human suffering inflicted by Nazi Germany during World War II.

    The commemoration at the former death camp in southern Poland, an area under Nazi occupation during the war, is part of the U.N.-designated International Remembrance Day, marked by politicians, survivors and others in ceremonies and events across the world..."

    http://abcnews.go.com/International/...rated-36542818
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    90-year-old Holocaust survivor turns tragedy into dance (with video)

    "“You must learn how to live with your traumas. You don’t need to let them drive you mad, like many do,” Eva Fahidi said in a clip from the upcoming documentary “Crying Will Get You Nowhere.”

    “I cannot afford to let them make me unhappy, because they are beyond my control. And I do want to be happy, you see.”

    She’s 90 now and an Auschwitz survivor. But when she’s dancing, Fahidi is 18 again, as she replays the carefree days in Hungary before the horror. Then her youthful motions slow, the lights dim and a black-clad figure enters the stage..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...dy-into-dance/


    Link: http://cdn.timesofisrael.com/uploads/2016/01/eva.jpg




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    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt

    Let us be kind to one another, for most of us are fighting a hard battle. - Ian MacLaren

    The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it - Flannery O'connor

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    YESorNO So happy To see you back so soon
    Reading about what the Holocaust victims and survivors went through is heartbreaking and it always makes me cry.
    Everything they ever knew and everyone they ever loved were just gone


    Clarence House Verified account 
    ‏@ClarenceHouse Today is #HolocaustMemorialDay, a day to remember victims of persecution, both past and present. #HMD2016

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    #HolocaustMemorialDay on twitter. You will need Kleenex

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    Quote Originally Posted by YESorNO View Post
    I am:

    "You are The United Kingdom
    You are the essence of cool. At first glance, you may seem ordinary, even reserved, but you have a fascinating past. And while you are always scrupulously polite, once people get to know you, they are completely taken in by your wit and charm. You are a fan of football. And you appreciate a nice cup of tea."

    (but I'm NOT a fan of football)
    hmm Do tell us all about your fascinating past...Don't make us have to sleuth you.

    And coffej Yes mam...I am jealous!

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    Good Afternoon my lovely SB friends. The sun is out and the snow is melting, the cold wind blowing. I haven't set a foot outside since last Friday. My German Shepherds are loving the snow and spend so much time out back, running and playing.

    I can't seem to get out of bed today, so I am accepting that today is another grieving day. Yesterday, the tears wouldn't stop. I don't know if anyone has ever felt this way, but do you ever feel like you use up a whole box of bandaids putting them on to cover the metaphorical hurt, the wound, the cut? I feel like I have used so many over the years and they all just got ripped off.

    I am grieving not just the loss of my beloved horse, but the years of losses, pain, disappointments and disillusionments. I am raw. I haven't allowed myself to feel this raw in years, because bandaids were a whole lot more convenient to assuage the pain and hurt. I am seeking solace where I can, albeit a temporary reprieve. The old adage that time heals all wounds must have been said before the invention of bandaids.

    How do you let go? I am in pain avoidance mode that is completely malfunctioning. I recognize that my PTSD has been triggered and the more I try to regain control, the more out of inner control I feel.

    No one but you all even know about any of this, because I don't share this in my daily life. Therapy has put a logical spin on things, but does the emotional part ever really heal? Or will it only ever be just perspective I can hope for?

    I know you all have been in this place at one point or another. I know many of you have bandaids too, holding the broken pieces together, that no one ever sees. I have decided to move on to duct tape instead of bandaids. Because yes, I have 87,000 rolls of that too.

    Thank you all for being here for me. You are loved.

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    ((((zuri))))

    We all grieve on our own schedule, and sometimes it's just a watershed when our body and mind needs to let it out.

    Let it out Zuri ...xoxoxoxo...Fall if you need to as we here are sure to catch you ... we are here for you.



    Before I had friends at Websleuths, I had neighbors who heard me wailing for a week out my back door. They heard my screams, they heard by pain... And they came to take care of me and wrap their arms around me... and let me know that my screaming and wailing ... That's a good thing in letting it all out.

    Crying out for help to God ( actually I wasn't saying nice things to God at that time.. And my neighbors probably heard every bad word) and others is a good thing...yet so painful


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    Zuri ~ yes! I have been where you are...just hang in there, my friend. Nothing I can say or do for you right now. Just know here we are ALL here for you and we love you.
    Be still and know that I am GOD. Psalm 46:10

    Don't judge others or let people bother you!

    Smile and have a blessed day!

    Dottie Rambo - Sheltered In The Arms Of God
    https://youtu.be/61Q1mDT1QLM?list=RD61Q1mDT1QLM

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    Quote Originally Posted by YESorNO View Post
    OMG!

    'LOVE IS LIKE A ROACH': BRONX ZOO TO OFFER MADAGASCAR HISSING COCKROACHES FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

    "The Bronx Zoo is home to a lot of Madagascar hissing cockroaches. It may surprise you to learn that they don’t all have names. So, for Valentines Day, the zoo is offering to let you name one of these giant roaches as a quasi-grotesque romantic gesture, for $10 per roach...

    Romance isn’t dead, it’s just sheathed in an exoskeleton and hiding in your cupboard. With your name on it. .."

    http://www.newsweek.com/love-roach-b...nes-day-418938
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    Just in case anyone would like to do this for Valentine's Day, here's the zoo's website:

    Bronx Zoo ‏@BronxZoo Jan 21
    It's here! #NameARoach for your #Valentine, and this year, sweeten the deal w/ chocolate: http://bit.ly/1S840Ki



    BRONX ZOO
    Name a Roach


    "This Valentine's Day, let your special someone know your love is eternal. Name one of the Bronx Zoo's Madagascar hissing cockroaches for your sweetie. Tens of thousands of roaches remain nameless and would make a great symbol of your love. For $10, we'll send your loved one a digital certificate to cherish for years to come, featuring the name of your Valentine's roach.

    This year, you can even up the romance by adding chocolate. For $25, you'll receive a printed roach certificate and something sweet, made with love by the Nunu Chocolate company in Brooklyn, NY.*

    Your donation will also help us protect these misunderstood love bugs, along with a lot of other animals, both big and small.

    As they say, roaches make the heart beat faster..."

    http://bronxzoo.com/roach
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    Let's all send one to the murderer!
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    GROSS! Gives me chills....
    Be still and know that I am GOD. Psalm 46:10

    Don't judge others or let people bother you!

    Smile and have a blessed day!

    Dottie Rambo - Sheltered In The Arms Of God
    https://youtu.be/61Q1mDT1QLM?list=RD61Q1mDT1QLM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zuri View Post
    Good Afternoon my lovely SB friends. The sun is out and the snow is melting, the cold wind blowing. I haven't set a foot outside since last Friday. My German Shepherds are loving the snow and spend so much time out back, running and playing.

    I can't seem to get out of bed today, so I am accepting that today is another grieving day. Yesterday, the tears wouldn't stop. I don't know if anyone has ever felt this way, but do you ever feel like you use up a whole box of bandaids putting them on to cover the metaphorical hurt, the wound, the cut? I feel like I have used so many over the years and they all just got ripped off.

    I am grieving not just the loss of my beloved horse, but the years of losses, pain, disappointments and disillusionments. I am raw. I haven't allowed myself to feel this raw in years, because bandaids were a whole lot more convenient to assuage the pain and hurt. I am seeking solace where I can, albeit a temporary reprieve. The old adage that time heals all wounds must have been said before the invention of bandaids.

    How do you let go? I am in pain avoidance mode that is completely malfunctioning. I recognize that my PTSD has been triggered and the more I try to regain control, the more out of inner control I feel.

    No one but you all even know about any of this, because I don't share this in my daily life. Therapy has put a logical spin on things, but does the emotional part ever really heal? Or will it only ever be just perspective I can hope for?

    I know you all have been in this place at one point or another. I know many of you have bandaids too, holding the broken pieces together, that no one ever sees. I have decided to move on to duct tape instead of bandaids. Because yes, I have 87,000 rolls of that too.

    Thank you all for being here for me. You are loved.


    You cannot get rid yourself of emotional pain completely- instead you should invite it up into your awareness and accept it in your life, IMO.

    You need to care enough about yourself to spend time with yourself, looking within, and truly being with yourself. Take the "hurt/pain" and examine it fully. Accept what you’re going through- all your thoughts, feelings, and frustrations- then accept your emotional pain as if you have chosen it.Then when you acknowledge your pain, hurt, anger, etc put it away (in a "box" in your mind to "look" at it when you need to- usually when another "pain" comes) and live your life.

    Your "pain" is part of who you are and will always be part of you - even if you "hide" it from the world or from yourself, for that matter; it will be always there in your mind. You can run away from the pains of your life (like your band aids), but there are times when pain demands your presence, your focus and attention. There are times when pain demands to be felt. So take the time to know your emotional pain- to nourish it, to understand it. Don’t curse your pain- love your pain and it will go away.

    It's OK to feel what you are feeling.

    We are here for you, my dear - so "talk" to us all you want because we have all been there ourselves in some way.

    “Most of our troubles are due to our passionate desire for and attachment to things that we misapprehend as enduring entities.”
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    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt

    Let us be kind to one another, for most of us are fighting a hard battle. - Ian MacLaren

    The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it - Flannery O'connor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmacky View Post
    YESorNO So happy To see you back so soon
    Reading about what the Holocaust victims and survivors went through is heartbreaking and it always makes me cry.
    Everything they ever knew and everyone they ever loved were just gone


    Clarence House Verified account 
    ‏@ClarenceHouse Today is #HolocaustMemorialDay, a day to remember victims of persecution, both past and present. #HMD2016

    CZutqwAWkAAfEG2.jpg




    #HolocaustMemorialDay on twitter. You will need Kleenex
    Israel releases Eichmann plea letter on Holocaust day

    "Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel made public on Wednesday a decades-old handwritten plea from Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann for clemency for his role in the Holocaust, dated just two days before he was executed.

    In the request, written after he was brought to Israel in 1960, then tried, convicted and sentenced to death, Eichmann says the Israeli court overstated his role in organising the logistics of Hitler's "Final Solution" which involved the extermination of six million Jews.

    President Reuven Rivlin presented the previously unreleased letter, which was written to then president Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, at a ceremony to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day...."

    http://news.yahoo.com/israel-reveal-...043240730.html


    Link: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZuBIe7WEAAsaRt.jpg
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    Eichmann claimed he was 'a mere instrument' in Holocaust, appeal reveals

    "...On Tuesday, the Simon Wiesenthal Center – named after the famous Nazi hunter – produced a list of 10 alleged Nazis who could be prosecuted in 2016. Of the 10, four have trial dates already slated in Germany this year. Among them is Helma Kissner, who served as a radio operator in the Auschwitz death camp for four months in July 1944.

    Efraim Zuroff, the Jerusalem director of the centre, said it would continue to chase every remaining perpetrator as “we owe it to the victims”.

    “The passage of time in no way diminishes the guilt of the killers. Old age should not afford protection to people that committed such heinous crimes,” he told AFP. “The trials send a powerful message about the significance of the Holocaust.”..."

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...appeal-reveals
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    Tens of thousands of Israeli Holocaust survivors are living in abject poverty
    As the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day, a generation whose childhood was taken by the Nazis is spending its final years struggling with hunger, cold and homelessness

    "...As the world marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Wednesday, we will see haunting black-and-white images of children caught up in Hitler’s industrialised slaughter.

    Many of those children are now in their late eighties, struggling with ill health and trying to survive on meagre pensions and small compensation payments still made to survivors of the Holocaust.

    A survey in 2015 found that of the roughly 189,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel, about 45,000 are in poverty. In the two other major population centers for survivors - New York City and the countries of the former Soviet Union - the rates of destitution are even worse...."

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...t-poverty.html
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    Living Word from a Dead World
    A new project at Yad Vashem analyzes the first letters that survivors wrote after the Holocaust, letting their loved ones know that they were alive

    "There is of course no shortage of books, films, and millions of words devoted to the Holocaust and those who lived through it. Yet most personal accounts emerged only years and even decades after the war, when survivors were finally ready to revisit their horrifying memories through the mollifying filter of time. “First Letters” is unparalleled in that its messages reveal the very real and complex emotions of Holocaust victims who were just coming to terms with the atrocities they faced. In essence, these letters represent the most original source Holocaust scholars have ever had.

    “These letters bring us their first personal voice,” said Iael Nidam-Orvieto, the leader of the project and director of Yad Vashem’s International Institute for Holocaust Research. “They give us an intense glance at the way survivors felt and thought about themselves, their situation, and their future exactly at the time of liberation. We’ve never had that before.”

    Nidam-Orvieto, an Israeli Jew of Italian descent who lost some of her own family members to the Holocaust, first thought of the project six years ago, after coming across a note in the Yad Vashem archives. It was written by an Italian survivor to his family in Palestine, describing all he had suffered during the war. Over the next few years she saw similar correspondence trickle into the Yad Vashem archive through another project, “Gathering the Fragments,” which began in 2011...."

    http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life...m-a-dead-world
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    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt

    Let us be kind to one another, for most of us are fighting a hard battle. - Ian MacLaren

    The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it - Flannery O'connor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dmacky View Post
    hmm Do tell us all about your fascinating past...Don't make us have to sleuth you.

    And coffej Yes mam...I am jealous!
    BBM



    Link: http://www.loveandsayings.com/wp-con...If-my-Past.jpg

    OR


    Link: http://41.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lf...mdvqo1_500.jpg

    All you need to know about me



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    Teghan Alyssa Skiba (RIP sweet baby)
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    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt

    Let us be kind to one another, for most of us are fighting a hard battle. - Ian MacLaren

    The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it - Flannery O'connor

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