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Old 01-12-2010, 12:18 AM
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She was a credit to the human race.

If you don´t know her an what she did, just google her, you will learn about a real-life-super-heroine.
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:10 PM
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Indeed she was. Brave people like her should be celebrated WAY more than druggy pedophiles like Michael Jackson, but I bet she won't get the coverage.....

We named my first apartment after college "Miep's Place" cause it was a tiny little attic apartment - and it was good to see that lots of people got the joke.
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:36 PM
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She was an amazing woman.

I can't believe that the news was not on the BBC news main page. Especially with it being so close to Holocaust Memorial Day.
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She was an amazing woman.

I can't believe that the news was not on the BBC news main page. Especially with it being so close to Holocaust Memorial Day.
I'm surprised it didn't get more coverage as well. I learned about it from this thread. Brave person, she should get more recognition.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:46 AM
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Courageous people always deserve to be praised. But before we only remember the Gieses and Schindlers, the Stauffenbergs and Sophie Scholls, let's not forget the nameless masses who died in the political resistance against the nazis, whether they were German social democrats and communists (that's an interesting tidbit for the right-wing nuts who believe that national socialism is the same as socialism just because of semantics) or French resistance fighters.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:44 AM
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Our second year classes are doing a cross curricular project on the Holocaust for Holocaust Memorial day. They are being taught about the Holocaust in about 8 subject areas through the next fortnight. They will learn about many of these people that you talk of Horatio.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:06 AM
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Courageous people always deserve to be praised. But before we only remember the Gieses and Schindlers, the Stauffenbergs and Sophie Scholls, let's not forget the nameless masses who died in the political resistance against the nazis, whether they were German social democrats and communists (that's an interesting tidbit for the right-wing nuts who believe that national socialism is the same as socialism just because of semantics) or French resistance fighters.
Funny, I was just talking about Stauffenberg yesterday. Nothing like a little small talk re. the Eastern Front vs. the Home Front...
Perhaps I'm in a bad mood but I'd be willing to bet my car that 95% of Americans have never heard of any of those names (except perhaps Schindler).
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