The recent court case in which Lithuanian citizen, California resident, Grant Arthur Gochin, sued the state sponsored “Genocide Center” in Vilnius, Lithuania for the removal of the plaque to General Jonas Noreika, has facilitated many honest and thought provoking discussions regarding the General’s shared written thoughts, his orders and actions during the second world war. Professor Dovid Katz shared poignant, and introspective thoughts in regards to the international cultural ramifications of continuing these honors.Professor Dovid Katz, who has been based in Vilnius the last twenty years and calls it “one of the best places on the planet to live,” was born in Brooklyn New York where he grew up in a home steeped in Yiddish and Litvak culture. His father was the late Yiddish and English poet Menke Katz whose 18 books brim with poems to his native Lithuania in both languages. Dovid Katz founded Yiddish Studies at Oxford University, where he taught … [Read more...] about Prof. Dovid Katz: I live in Lithuania because I love it
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Winters reminiscent of a survival test, enormous distances between centers of population, bears stalking the streets ready to attack dogs and, sometimes, people. So why do so many Russians still live in Siberia and even move there to live? "They say that in Siberia bears roam the roads… What nonsense! In Siberia there are no roads!" Locals call this old ironic joke about Siberia a "prejudice" (because there are roads in Siberia), while tourists take it at face value. Many people, including people in Russia, do indeed believe it is impossible to want to live in Siberia of one's own free will. If you have heard anything at all about Siberia, most likely it was about bears in city streets, severe winters and the endless taiga (or you may even have no idea where Siberia is situated in the first place - this, too, is a popular question). Still, 36 million people live there, and all on an area bigger than the United States! There were times when gold prospectors headed to Siberia … [Read more...] about Why on earth do Russians live in Siberia?!
On a late summer day in 2017, nearly four months after she dared to challenge Rwanda's most powerful man, three plainclothes police officers entered the office of former presidential candidate Diane Rwigara, sneaking up on her with silent strides and pistols drawn. Rwigara was washing her hands in the bathroom. She gazed through the open door, realized that she couldn't escape and that the men had come to arrest her. The authorities took Rwigara and her family into custody and brought them to the police station for questioning. A friend had warned her two days earlier that she could expect trouble. In Rwanda there are regularly reports of people disappearing whose plans collide with those of the president. They are arrested or abducted -- and some even die, like Diane Rwigara's father. International Newsletter: Sign up for our newsletter -- and get the very best of SPIEGEL in English sent to your email inbox twice weekly. Diane Shima Rwigara, 37, a slim woman with a shy manner, … [Read more...] about The Legacy of Rwandan Genocide: ‘Everyone Lives in Fear’
GROWING up in a volatile and abusive household, Stacey Wilkinson did all she could to escape. The 38-year-old threw herself into education and attended every after school club, just to avoid going back to her Manchester home. Stacey, who is single, made the brave decision to put herself into care at 17, relying on handouts from local charities and the Prince’s Trust to get through her graphic design course at Salford University. Today, she's one of the world's top independent tech headhunters - on track to make £100,000 this year - and she does it all while travelling the globe. The best part of her job? She can work from absolutely anywhere, as long as there are cheap flights and WiFi. Stacey spoke to Fabulous Digital for #BOSSINGIT, our series about ordinary women who have launched incredible businesses. Stacey, who speaks four languages, said: "I was a bit of an abnormality at the kids’ accommodation. "I was the only one going out at 8am everyday with my … [Read more...] about I put myself into care at 17 to escape my abusive home life then lived in a council house – but now I’m set to make £100k
Health By Laurel Ives BBC Health 7 September 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/health-45435613 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Yasmin Coutinho, 23, has suffered from migraines since she was seven, and they have ruined some of the best … [Read more...] about ‘I live in fear of next migraine attack’