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Eva Kor: The Holocaust survivor who forgave the Nazis | BBC Ideas

Eva Kor: The Holocaust survivor who forgave the Nazis | BBC Ideas

One day, in 1944, my family and I were arrested. Packed into cattle trains with no food or water. We were taken to Poland and left on the selection platform in Auschwitz. A Nazi guard spotted me and my identical twin sister Miriam clinging to my mother. He tore us from my mother’s arms and led us away. I remember looking back at my mother. I did not know at that time, but I would never see her again. On…

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This photo triggered China’s Cultural Revolution

This photo triggered China’s Cultural Revolution

In 1966, Mao Zedong had a problem. The Chinese leader who had led a peasant army to victory in the Chinese Civil War, and established the communist People’s Republic of China in 1949, was getting old. Worse, his radical policies had devastated the country, and triggered the deadliest famine known to human history. By the early 1960s, Mao’s once-great influence and public presence were at an all time low, and there were rumors that he was dying, or even dead…

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John Krasinski’s Daughter Is Really Funny

John Krasinski’s Daughter Is Really Funny

[MUSIC – LIONEL RICHIE, “ALL NIGHT LONG”] All night long. Oh. All night long. Whoa. All night long. All night long. Whoa! Once you get started, you can’t sit down. Come join the party, a merry– Oh good, you got my flowers. Thank you for sending them. You’re welcome. Every day I do it. It’s very expensive. I know. Every day. They’re from you? You do not need them. But I send them to you every day. So sweet to…

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Facts About Hitler You Probably Didn’t Know

Facts About Hitler You Probably Didn’t Know

We know Adolf Hitler was one bad dude and many articles have been published outlining interesting facts about him and his dark regime. But there remain a few more facts about Hitler that are worth highlighting, for they are remarkable but little known. Here we discover the real Hitler — not only the despot, but the weirdo, the hypocrite, the bizarrely acknowledged individual, and the common scofflaw. 10. The Germans could have deported him Hitler’s Nazi Party had ragtag and…

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De Valera in America | June 1919 | Irish War of Independence

De Valera in America | June 1919 | Irish War of Independence

Welcome to the Irish Revolution! Last month, May 1919, we looked at the Knocklong ambush and the first Dáil courts. Wel also spoke a little bit about the Paris Peace Conference. This month, June 1919, will see Eamon de Valera leave for the United States in an effort to gain official recognition from the American government and to raise money for the cause. We’ll also speak a little about the Paris Peace Conference and a few shootings and ambushes. BIOS…

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Paris In America by Clara Jean Mosley Hall, book trailer in ASL

Paris In America by Clara Jean Mosley Hall, book trailer in ASL

Hello! I’m Clara Jean Mosley Hall. I am a college professor; I teach ASL and interpreting in Cleveland, Ohio. So, I wrote a book [shows “Paris in America: A Deaf Nanticoke Shoemaker and His Daughter”]. This book is about my father’s life and my life as well. My father was born in 1915. He went to Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. He was enrolled when he was 9 years old. He was the first student at PSD that was a…

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Não Vai Ter Golpe! O Nascimento de um Brasil Livre!

Não Vai Ter Golpe! O Nascimento de um Brasil Livre!

“History will be kind to me, as I intend to write it.” – Winston Churchill This process is a scam! Everyone who is here, faced it out. Yes to Dilma Rousseff’s removal! I am ready to resist! 2002. Lula, leader of the Brazilian Workers Party (PT), becomes President. The union left celebrates, the PT tactic was calculating. To achieve victory, Lula signed the Letter to the Brazilian People, calming down market forces. The success of the Real Plan keeps interest…

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Alexander Hamilton’s Influence on Free Press Law: Free Speech Rules (Episode 10)

Alexander Hamilton’s Influence on Free Press Law: Free Speech Rules (Episode 10)

No rules this time, just a little history. Alexander Hamilton was many things: aid to General George Washington, Secretary of the Treasury, Major General of the US Army, lover, cheater, duelist, musical phenomenon. But few knew his immensely influential role in American Free Press Law just months before his fatal duel. Today we think of Libel as defamatory falsehood. False written statements, especially lies but sometimes honest mistakes, that injure a person’s reputation. And we also think of libel as…

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We are America’s Veterans

We are America’s Veterans

Had a great-great- grandfather in World War I. Had a great-great-great- grandfather in the Civil War. It was a part of my destiny to join the Marine Corps. I decided I needed to go. I wanted to be part of it. I grew up a lot from seeing the things that I saw at my age. People are serving each other and you see self-sacrifice. You get a sense of duty from what others are doing. The whole premise of…

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Cyberpunk 2077 Lore Fall of America

Cyberpunk 2077 Lore Fall of America

The United States of America, is widely acknowledged as the most powerful country in the world. Yet in Cyberpunk 2077, this is no longer the case. If one attempted to elucidate who were the agents of America’s destruction, this distinction belongs to the Gang of Four. The Gang was formed by the NSA, CIA, FBI and the DEA. For those unfamiliar with these acronyms or organisations, the CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the federal…

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