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Fire, Logic, and Moms: marzipanandminutiae reading letters from 1818 is wild "it's that time of the year when I get colds for no apparent reason again" have some Clairitin hon marzipanandminutiae But also we're not becoming allergic to everything nowadays like certain white moms fear. Allergies have always existed. They were just talked about differently Like "oh clams always turn my stomach-". Or "what a pity he was taken from us at age 5" rosslynpaladin "Well we didn't have all this fancy chronic illness stuff in the Olden Days, what did people do then??" They died, Ashleigh rowantheexplorer This is a picture tracking bullet holes on Allied planes that encountered Nazi anti-aircraft fire in WW2 At first, the military wanted to reinforce those areas, because obviously that's where the ground crews observed the most damage on returning planes. Until Hungarian-born Jewish mathematician Abraham Wald pointed out that this was the damage on the planes that made it home, and the Allies should armor the areas where there are no dots at all, because those are the places where the planes won't survive when hit. This phenomenon is called survivorship bias, a logic error where you focus on things that survived when you should really be looking at things that didn't. We have higher rates of mental illness now? Maybe that's because we've stopped killing people for being "possessed" or "witches." Higher rate of allergies? Anaphylaxis kills, and does so really fast if you don't know what's happening. Higher claims of rape? Maybe victims are less afraid of coming forward. These problems were all happening before, but now we've reinforced the medical and social structures needed to help these people survive. And we still have a long way to go. Source: marzipanandminutiae 80,557 notes Survivorship bias
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80s, Apparently, and Books: ladylisa: gemfyre: lauralandons: thereadersmuse: jehovahhthickness: lightning-st0rm: pearlmito: smootymormonhelldream: stripedsilverfeline: anti-clerical: ramirezbundydahmer: When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis’ way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as “Paragraph 175” which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn’t repealed until 1969. This should be required learning, internationally.  You need to know this. You need to remember this. This is not something to swept under the carpet nor be forgotten.  Never. Too many have died for the way they have loved. That needs stop now.  Make it stop?  I did a report on this in my World History class my sophomore year of high school. It was incredibly unsettling. My teacher shown the class this. Mostly everyone in the class felt uncomfortable.  I have reblogged this in the past, but it is so ironic that it comes across my dash right now. I a currently working as a docent at my city’s Holocaust Education Center (( I say currently because I’ve also done research and translation for them )) and out current exhibit is one on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ((USHMM)). This is a little known historical fact that Paragraph 175 was not repealed after the war and those convicted under Nazi laws as a danger to society because they were gay were not released because they had be convicted in a court of law. There was no liberation or justice for them as they weren’t considered criminals, or even victims for that matter. They were criminals who remained persecuted and ostracized and kept on the fringes of society for decades after the war had been won. Paragraph175 wasn’t actually repealed until 1994. And it was only in May 2002, that the German parliament completed legislation to pardon all homosexuals convicted under Paragraph175 during the Nazi era. History has forgotten about these men and women — please educate yourselves so this does not happen again. Remember this history. Remember them. @mindlesshumor ok how the fuck did I miss this when I’ve studied The Holocaust like nobody’s business??? wtf Because the history we have left regarding it is literally the contents of this first hand account. It is a thin little book. When I first opened it, I wondered why it was so thin. Why there wasn’t other books like it. Other first hand accounts. By the time I finished it, I didn’t wonder anymore. Further reading: I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror by Pierre Seel An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin by Gad Beck The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals by Richard Plant Branded By The Pink Triangle by Ken Setterington Bent by Martin Sherman (fiction; however, it’s often credited with bringing attention to gay Holocaust victims for the first time since the war ended) This is one of the memorial sculptures in Dachau.  It was erected in the early 60s and is missing the pink triangles.  Because in the early 60s, homosexuality was still a crime in most of the world.Our tour guide explained why the pink triangles have not been added later - if they were, then folks would assume that they had always been there.  This way people ask “why aren’t there pink triangles?” and somebody can explain why - because in some ways, the rest of the world was as bass-ackwards as Nazi Germany. Apparently, this wasnt taught in schools in the 70s-80s, cuz when I mentioned it to my mom, she had no idea that gays were held in concentration camps. She thought it was just jewish people.
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Alive, Being Alone, and Bad: Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 Okay, one last thread. And then I'm watching Gilmore Girls. Idk what they're teaching about Nazis in school these days but here goes.. 275 7.9K 9.6K Katie @YourRacingBelle Follow When Hitler marched into Poland in 1939, my grandma was two years old. It was not immediately obvious that anything was changing in her town 5:46 PM-15 Aug 2017 from Alafaya, FL 1,351 Retweets 2,970 Likes OOOOOO 67th 143.0K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 Replying to @YourRacingBelle When she was 4 years old, she was playing outside when she suddenly heard yelling and screaming. She looked across the yard to see Nazis. 4 t 306 1.7K Katie @YourRacingBele Aug 15 And to see the dead body of her three year old neighbor boy who had been playing loudly in his yard. The Nazis were annoyed by the noise. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 They shot him dead on the spot. 3 years old. Dead from a Nazi bullet. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 A couple of months later, my grandmother and her family were woken up very early in the morning. They were told to get up and go outside 2t 250 1.5K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 They were marched to the train station. Her father got on one train. Her mother her baby sisters, and her were put on another 91 ti 252 1.5K Katie @YourRacingBele Aug 15 On the first day my grandma, who was five now, was in Majdanek, she and the other children were told to line up outside before breakfast. 91 tl 253 1.5K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 The Nazi soldier counted each child. One...two...three...our... ive...six...seven...eight...nine...the tenth child was shot. 2 311 1.5K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 The soldier told the children that any bad child would be shot. So they must work and not complain or be loud. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 My grandma was a Polish Catholic, which was only a couple steps above a Polish Jew. One of the officer's wives decided she wanted a child 2 t 279 1.6K Katie @YourRacingBele Aug 15 So she "adopted" my grandma. Changed her name. Told her her mother was dead. And that she was a German now Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 The day the news broke that the Allies were coming to Poland, the German officer and his wife left in a hurry. In so much of a hurry... Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 That they forgot my grandma, their special new daughter. She was found in one of the officer's homes after 3 days alone t 267 1.6K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 The Red Cross took her in, and they asked her her name, which she barely remembered. They spent six months looking for her family 253 1.6K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 They were eventually found, somehow all alive. Aunts and uncles weren't, but mother, father, and baby sister were 4 th 246 1.9 Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 My grandma did not remember the Nazi officer and his wife with fondness. She did not view them as humans or benefactors. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 And she did not tell me this story until the day she took me to the gates of Majdanek. Where she broke down screaming at the memories. 4 t1 309 2.2K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 That was in 2001. 56 years after she was rescued by the Red Cross. Those horrors did not fade with time. They were ingrained in her brain 4 2.5K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 Studies show the Holocaust changed the DNA of its victims. Changed their mental make up. I live with that DNA, with that change. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 And if you believe that Neo-Nazis are "good people" or they "deserve a voice", I remind you of a three year old boy shot dead Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 That is what giving the Nazis a voice in 1933 led to. It led to my grandma sobbing outside a place where she was imprisoned 10 500 2.6K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 The Nazis did not start with these things. They started with a voice. And a message. And it ended in unspeakable horrors. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 And that? That is why Neo-Nazis don't deserve a voice. Because those they worship didn't just talk. 91 775 4.4K thecheshirecass: I saw this thread on Twitter and it’s haunting. I just want to tell this story to every single person talking about “both sides are just as bad.”
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Children, Friends, and Life: NOT AGAIN CHARLOTESVILLE tzedektzedek-tirdof: kiras-monkey-bum-face: rootbeergoddess: wildlythoughtfulsquid: SERIOUSLY I am going to print this out and plaster it everywhere I go No but this is a heartbreaking and here’s why: The man in the picture is Leon Greenman (prisoner 98288) and he is the Englishman that survived Auschwitz and pretty much every other death/concentration camp set up by the Nazis, and his story is quite remarkable.  I can’t remember the exact details, but he, his wife and his young child, all Jewish, lived in Rotterdam and during German occupation they were found out and sent to a concentration camp on the outskirts of Rotterdam. He had left his families British passports with friends back home, but the friends became afraid of hiding the passports of Jewish people so they burnt them. Leon requested multiple times for new passports so that they could get back to London, but the passports never arrived in time and Leon, his wife, and his child were separated and sent to Auschwitz. He never saw his wife or child again and he never remarried.  He was moved from camp to camp throughout the war, and collected mementos from each camp as he went, until they were liberated by the allies in 1945, and he gives a first hand insight of what the Holocaust was like and what happened afterwards to the people that survived in his book. It’s called “An Englishman in Auschwitz” and is a humbling read. My history teacher used to work at the Imperial War Museum in London and she had the pleasure of meeting him and listening to his story before he passed away in 2008 aged 97. He worked closely with the Jewish Museum London and fought fascism for the remainder of his life.  Sadly, the Imperial War Museum didn’t find out about Leon’s passing until a member of staff who was meant to meet with him dropped by his house and found that it had been taken over by squatters, who had stolen and mistreated some of his belongings. The museum were only given a few hours to collect all of his mementos and historical items from his time in the concentration camps, and as a historian it’s just devastating to think about how all of these sentimental objects he collected were thrown aside like they were nothing So if you see someone publicly preaching fascism and hate, think of Leon Greenman and all the other men, women, and children that endured the Holocaust, and teach that piece of scum a lesson I did not know any of this. Thank you for the important addition.
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Alive, Being Alone, and Bad: Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 Okay, one last thread. And then I'm watching Gilmore Girls. Idk what they're teaching about Nazis in school these days but here goes.. 275 7.9K 9.6K Katie @YourRacingBelle Follow When Hitler marched into Poland in 1939, my grandma was two years old. It was not immediately obvious that anything was changing in her town 5:46 PM-15 Aug 2017 from Alafaya, FL 1,351 Retweets 2,970 Likes OOOOOO 67th 143.0K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 Replying to @YourRacingBelle When she was 4 years old, she was playing outside when she suddenly heard yelling and screaming. She looked across the yard to see Nazis. 4 t 306 1.7K Katie @YourRacingBele Aug 15 And to see the dead body of her three year old neighbor boy who had been playing loudly in his yard. The Nazis were annoyed by the noise. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 They shot him dead on the spot. 3 years old. Dead from a Nazi bullet. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 A couple of months later, my grandmother and her family were woken up very early in the morning. They were told to get up and go outside 2t 250 1.5K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 They were marched to the train station. Her father got on one train. Her mother her baby sisters, and her were put on another 91 ti 252 1.5K Katie @YourRacingBele Aug 15 On the first day my grandma, who was five now, was in Majdanek, she and the other children were told to line up outside before breakfast. 91 tl 253 1.5K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 The Nazi soldier counted each child. One...two...three...our... ive...six...seven...eight...nine...the tenth child was shot. 2 311 1.5K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 The soldier told the children that any bad child would be shot. So they must work and not complain or be loud. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 My grandma was a Polish Catholic, which was only a couple steps above a Polish Jew. One of the officer's wives decided she wanted a child 2 t 279 1.6K Katie @YourRacingBele Aug 15 So she "adopted" my grandma. Changed her name. Told her her mother was dead. And that she was a German now Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 The day the news broke that the Allies were coming to Poland, the German officer and his wife left in a hurry. In so much of a hurry... Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 That they forgot my grandma, their special new daughter. She was found in one of the officer's homes after 3 days alone t 267 1.6K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 The Red Cross took her in, and they asked her her name, which she barely remembered. They spent six months looking for her family 253 1.6K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 They were eventually found, somehow all alive. Aunts and uncles weren't, but mother, father, and baby sister were 4 th 246 1.9 Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 My grandma did not remember the Nazi officer and his wife with fondness. She did not view them as humans or benefactors. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 And she did not tell me this story until the day she took me to the gates of Majdanek. Where she broke down screaming at the memories. 4 t1 309 2.2K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 That was in 2001. 56 years after she was rescued by the Red Cross. Those horrors did not fade with time. They were ingrained in her brain 4 2.5K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 Studies show the Holocaust changed the DNA of its victims. Changed their mental make up. I live with that DNA, with that change. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 And if you believe that Neo-Nazis are "good people" or they "deserve a voice", I remind you of a three year old boy shot dead Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 That is what giving the Nazis a voice in 1933 led to. It led to my grandma sobbing outside a place where she was imprisoned 10 500 2.6K Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 The Nazis did not start with these things. They started with a voice. And a message. And it ended in unspeakable horrors. Katie @YourRacingBelle Aug 15 And that? That is why Neo-Nazis don't deserve a voice. Because those they worship didn't just talk. 91 775 4.4K
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