When Myer Bookman was born in Hibernian Buildings on Albert Road in 1891, to a Jewish family from Russia, he could hardly have dreamt how his birth could still be having repercussions in European identity politics more than a century later.
Fri, 21 Jul, 2017
OPENING its gates in May, 1939, four months before the outbreak of the Second World War — to be liberated by the Russians six years later — Ravensbrück, 50 miles north of Berlin, in Germany, was the only concentration camp the Nazis built to house only female political prisoners.
Sat, 23 Apr, 2016
THIS week a 94 year-old man was sent to jail for four years because of his complicity in the murder of 300,000 Hungarian Jews in Auschwitz. Oskar Gröning, a former SS officer, was a bookkeeper who kept records of the personal belongings stolen from concentration camp inmates before they were murdered.
Thu, 16 Jul, 2015
“Everywhere, welfare authorities were calling in the unemployed for questioning and examination as to whether they were fit for work, those who were deemed fit were drafted into……schemes of one kind or another; those who failed to appear were taken off the register, and their payments stopped. Rent supplements were cut, payments to carers for the old and sick for medication were slashed. A working-class woman who asked the welfare officer for help in paying for her 75-year-old mother, whom she cared for at home, was told that the state would no longer pay for such people, who were nothing but a burden on the national community’’.
Tue, 14 Jul, 2015
The destruction of historical and religious artifacts in Nimrud, by the so-called Islamic State, is merely the latest example of these fundamentalists hiding evidence of a past that contradicts their rigid contemporary orthodoxy (Irish Examiner, April 13).
Wed, 15 Apr, 2015
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and German chancellor Angela Merkel put on a public display of mutual goodwill yesterday, appealing to Greeks and Germans to set aside recrimination and national stereotypes and work for a better European future.
Tue, 24 Mar, 2015
Ceremonies to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day are drawing thousands of visitors to the cemeteries, beaches and stone-walled villages of Normandy, including some of the few survivors of the largest sea-borne invasion ever mounted.
Fri, 06 Jun, 2014
The love letters, school papers, and dramatic works of a college-age Joseph Goebbels reveal a romantic young man beginning to show signs of anti-Semitism and egotistical behaviour, according to a Connecticut auction house selling the pre-war writings of Adolf Hitler’s propaganda chief.
Mon, 24 Sep, 2012