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Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

 

Бундовец

My Great-Grandfather the Bundist Founded in 1897, and reaching its height in interwar Poland, the Bund was a sometimes-clandestine political party whose tenets were humane, socialist, secular, and defiantly Jewish. Molly Crabapple Volkavaisk Bundists, 1905. “There, where we live, that is our country.” —Motto of the Jewish Labor Bund During his elder years, my great-grandfather, the post-Impressionist artist Sam Rothbort, tried to paint back into existence the murdered world of his shtetl childhood. Amid the hundreds of watercolors that he called Memory Paintings, one stood out. A girl silhouetted againstRead More


Банда Девочек-подросток, которая соблазняла и убивала нацистов

The Teenage Girl Gang That Seduced and Killed Nazis In the 1940s, sisters Freddie and Truus Oversteegen used their unassuming profile as teenagers to ambush and kill Nazis in the Netherlands. Jake Rossen Photo by iStock.com/D-Keine When sisters Freddie and Truus Oversteegen were young, their mother made them sleep in the same bed. This wasn’t an act of forced sibling bonding: Though the family had more than one mattress, all of them makeshift and stuffed with straw, they shared their modest flat with the Jewish refugees they regularly housed. TheRead More


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