Sister Denise wrote in her journal in 1946 that all the jewelry and documentation that had been sent with the children and could compromise their safety were buried in the grounds of the convent by the sisters at night. … [Read more...] about Sisters reveal how a French nun defied the Nazis to save them and 81 other Jewish children during the Holocaust by hiding them in a tiny hole in the floor under the chapel when German soldiers came looking for them
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Angela Merkel in Auschwitz: 'I am filled with deep shame' Vowing to fight anti-Semitism "I am filled with a deep shame in the face of the crimes that were committed here by Germany," Merkel said in a speech at the site. The visit comes amid a new wave of anti-Jewish sentiment in Germany, with the chancellor vowing: "We will not tolerate any form of anti-Semitism." … [Read more...] about Former Nazi SS guard convicted in Germany’s ‘last’ Holocaust trial
In Britain there are legal safeguards in place to protect items of high cultural interest from being removed from these shores. Objects so protected need to meet at least one of what are called, in splendidly Sir Humphreyesque language, the Waverley Criteria. Which are: is the item so closely connected with our history and national life that its departure would be a misfortune? Is it of outstanding aesthetic importance? Is it of outstanding significance for the study of some particular branch of art, learning or history? … [Read more...] about British Museum director Neil MacGregor must be saved for the nation
On the floor on the right side of the garage, True's luxury cars are perfectly lined up in a mini parking lot, with designated spots created with light pink tape. The strollers that had previously been crammed in with them now have their own separate spot. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s a memorabilia paradise!’ Reese Witherspoon shows off her ‘museum’ closet filled with red carpet gowns and fashion pieces from her most famous roles, including Legally Blonde and Big Little Lies
In 2011, 10 years after the attacks, American officials said more than 18,000 people were still suffering from illnesses linked to the dust. Osama bin Laden, the founder of Al-Qaeda, orchestrated the attacks. Bin Laden was finally hunted down and killed by US forces in May of 2011, nearly 10 years following 9/11. … [Read more...] about When was 9/11 and what happened on the date of the attack?