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Post by Upton_O_Goode » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:38 pm

Thanks for the recommendation. I'm at the top of a tall stack of reading right now, but I'll be sure to get it.
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Post by Jeffk 1970 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:42 pm

Upton_O_Goode wrote:Thanks for the recommendation. I'm at the top of a tall stack of reading right now, but I'll be sure to get it.
If you haven’t and can get it read Lipstadt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem afterwards. It rounds things out nicely.
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Post by Upton_O_Goode » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:20 pm

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Upton_O_Goode wrote:Thanks for the recommendation. I'm at the top of a tall stack of reading right now, but I'll be sure to get it.
If you haven’t and can get it read Lipstadt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem afterwards. It rounds things out nicely.
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Post by Statistical Mechanic » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:21 am

I believe that this shows a key point in WWII:

[bbvideo=560,315]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VImnpErdDzA[/bbvideo]

I am pretty sure that the footage is authentic because it is professional quality without odd shadows.
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Re: Documentaries

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:25 am

LOL, “Pirates are fun!!!”
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Re: Documentaries

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:05 pm

Some footage from “Market Garden.”

https://mobile.twitter.com/rgpoulussen/ ... 1874910208
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Re: Documentaries

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:16 am

“Shoah” is now on Amazon Prime.
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Post by Statistical Mechanic » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:54 am

thanks, sometimes I feel sorry for my wife :)
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Re: Documentaries

Post by Jeffk 1970 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:14 am

I just get long suffering looks when she walks in on me watching some documentary on Auschwitz... :D

I need to block out some time over the next couple of weeks to watch it. It’s over nine hours so maybe some at work during lunch.
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Re: Documentaries

Post by Statistical Mechanic » Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:43 am

I don't know where to put this ... when I was in Berlin, I had lunch at a Mediterranean café (Salut?) on Augsburger Strasse, near the Kurfurstendamm. The sidewalk near the café had many of these memorial plates, called Stolpersteine (as of 2012, there were 30,000 of these across a number of German cities):

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Each plate is imbedded in the sidewalk in front of an apartment building in which a Jew deported from Berlin lived and gives the name of the deportee; birth year; destination to which the person was deported; death and date, as far as possible.

I was told about these Stolpersteine by the cashier in the café whilst checking out. He told me about the plates randomly and urged me to look for them whilst walking. He said finds the plates very compelling daily reminders of those who perished but said that some people object to them. I later read that the objections are two-fold: the plates highlight victimhood, not the lives of those who were killed, and they are thought by some to victimize the murdered a second time as they sit amidst litter and are stepped on by pedestrian traffic.
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Re: Documentaries

Post by Darren Wilshak » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:07 pm

Statistical Mechanic wrote:I believe that this shows a key point in WWII:

[bbvideo=560,315]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VImnpErdDzA[/bbvideo]

I am pretty sure that the footage is authentic because it is professional quality without odd shadows.
Excellent, I remember seeing this and thinking it was a laugh then, Mitchell and Webb in fine form.

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