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Cameron resigns after Brexit defeat
David Cameron dramatically announced his resignation this morning after a shock vote for Brexit that changes the country’s political landscape and shatters the continent’s postwar settlement.
When looking at old photographs, it always seems that people of older times used to be so much more solemn and serious. That must come from the poor cameras, that had to have people stand very still, in order to come out just right in the picture. Seeing this strip illuminates how human, fun and not-always solemn were our grandparents
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Gives me chills -- At Auschwitz, Livia Ravek was branded with the number 4559. Now her grandson, Daniel Philosoph has honored her by getting the same tattoo. We are moving from lived memory to historical memory, noted Michael Berenbaum, a professor at American Jewish University in LA, Were at that transition, and this is sort of a brazen, in-your-face way of bridging it.
Bush's Press Secretary is Live-Tweeting 9/11 From His Perspective
Ordinary people. The courage to say no. The photo was taken in Hamburg in 1936, during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowd, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser. He had already been in trouble with the authorities, having been sentenced to two years hard labor for marrying a Jewish woman. We know little else about August Landmesser, except that he had two children. By pure chance, one of his children recognized her…