Postcard from Denmark

Originally posted on magerei:
“Postcard” is a new weekly column featuring guest bloggers from around the world. This week we’ve got a postcard from Maria Holm in Denmark! She’s a nurse and health visitor with passion for babies. This give her the perfect pitch to let us know why Denmark is the 6th best place to be a mother. Let’s…

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Day 7: Hook ’em with a quote

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer a German priest and resistant during Hitler’s regime. He could have stayed in U.S.A. during the war where he was teaching, but he felt he had to go back and be among those who fought against Hitler. The last two years before the war ended he was in prison  and in 9 of April 1945 he was hanged  39 years old […]

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A story in a single image

Today’s assignment is to make a story from one picture given my our Word Press writing course staff. In Denmark most of our Jewish population of 7000 was saved from the Nazi persecution. All took place in a few days in October 1943, coincident with the Jewish holy festival Rosh Hashanah. You can read more about it here from this link. Eighty […]

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A Flash Back to a Lone Swimmer from 1937

Today I ran across a fellow blogger’s extraordinary blog the LoneSwimmer on our common blogging course Blogging 201 and my thoughts went back to the year 1937 in Denmark. My mother was fourteen years old and admired greatly the five-year older swimming star Jenny Kammersgaard. My mother followed the radio report on a special long distance swim from Griben on Zealand to Grenaa […]

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