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 […]
Small insignificant items can sometimes represent a great value for somebody who knows the story.
On the 13th of July I always think about the many lovely birthdays that my mother had. She always arranged and cooked everything herself....
I am drawn to read about how children managed to survive the war. The hidden Jewish children and the evacuated British children. Those who were treated well by the saviors would be able to mirror that and would later chose to do good things for the future generations.
A lot of free sights to be seen easily if you look around you
Finding a treasure in St. Paul´s Cathedral
What would I do if I was forced into extreme hardship?
"Never was so much owed by so many to so few".
Winston Churchill's speech from 20 August 1940
Primo Levi describes the humiliation of being a KZ prisoner and the traits of those who are in charge. The mothers prepare as much as possible for their small children the night before they leave the transit camp for good. They didn't forget napkins, cushions or toys. Wouldn't you do the same if you and your child ware to killed tomorrow?
Sometimes you are only recognized for a good deed many years after your death. Thomas Coram who spent 20 years fighting for a "Foundling Hospital" was removed from the board ten years before his death.