250 million year old salt from the underground of Mariager is handmade. The brine is poured into an iron pan warmed up un open fire. As the water evaporate salt crystals are coming forth filled with minerals.
The Christmas seal was a Danish invention. In 1903 postmaster Einar Holboell expressed the idea that all packages could be supplied with Christmas seals, and the profit dedicated to giving sick children renewed hope. The world´s first Christmas seal was published on December 13th, 1904- the motif was a portrait of Queen Louise
"Here lived" in respons to and old Talmud saying " A person is only forgotten if he is NOT mentioned" the German artist Gunther Demnig strives to make a stumbling stone in the side walk of as many Nazi victims as possible at their last home.
For my story about my relation to the huge Swedish furniture concern I wanted to find a special picture from an IKEA catalog from 1969. On the front page was a picture of a ship’s couch. The wooden shelves underneath the mattress was painted in a bright red shiny color and the mattress was covered with navy blue thick cotton material. […]
I am fascinated by the ways some people have been able to survive hardships without losing their minds
In this post I will include the testimony of Elfriide Kulgver. Elfriide Kulgver was born in Estonia (1909 – 1992). Like so many other people in the Baltic countries she and her family was deported by the Soviets on the 14 of June 1941 without any notice. (Post number one and post number two and post number three are linked here). In […]
This is the first post of a serial of five posts based on Elfriide’s life story as deported from Estonia to Siberia and back to Estonia. Number Two, Three, Four and the post scriptum. We have friends with a dramatic background in their ancestry story. Our friend Kristjan comes from Sweden and his father Herbert escaped the Germans and the Russians by fleeing from Estonia […]
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“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…
The authorithies in Denmark offer a lot to ensure a secure upbringing of the children physically, emotionally and socially.
– 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 […]