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יום השואה Yom Ha’Shoa

“Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day” Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; Today the world  remembers an atrocity we would not like to remember, so painful and horrid beyond imagination.   The Shoa: The Holocaust.  We also remember the perpetrators and those who worked […]

Contrast: Jefferson Davis and brother Joseph Davis – who empowered slaves

Joseph Emory Davis A word about an amazing man, Joseph Davis.  His brother was Jefferson Davis, future President of the Confederacy.  He had a plantation, owned slaves, and was successful.   What is remarkable about Joseph Davis is that, despite his background and social standing in […]

Little Boy and a garden

Little Boy and a garden

Hiroshima, 1945,  a city becomes an historic event. Shukkeien’s (縮景園) name can be translated into English as “shrunken-scenery garden”, Hiroshima.  Ground zero for Little Boy. Related articles   The Details of Hiroshima (newyorker.com)  

a 3D tour of Picasso’s Guernica

a 3D tour of Picasso’s Guernica

Guernica shows the tragedies of war and the suffering it inflicts upon individuals, particularly innocent civilians. This work has gained a monumental status, becoming a perpetual reminder of the tragedies of war, an anti-war symbol, and an embodiment of peace.  – wiki In June 1937 Pablo Picasso painted Guernica, a […]

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

July 12,  in 1862, US Congress authorized the Medal of Honor. This one was awarded to Sergeant Major Christian Fleetwood, 4th U. S. Colored Troops, for heroism on the field of battle in 1864. Fleetwood was a free man born in Baltimore, Maryland. He traveled to Liberia as […]

Opening of battle at Gettysburg in poem

Opening of battle at Gettysburg in poem

The Opening of the Battle of Gettysburg by Laura Searing (Howard Glyndon) text Laura Redden Searing (1839-1923) was a deaf poet and journalist.   In 1861, Laura Redden Searing was sent by the St. Louis Republican to Washington D.C. to cover and document the American Civil War.  She was a pro-Union loyalist and […]

A Dream

A Dream

This photo was taken by an Iraqi artist at an orphanage.  This little girl has never met her mother, in a chalk drawing on the pavement she carefully removed her shoes and went to sleep in her mother’s embrace.

The American Civil War: May 22, 1863: General Orders No. 143 creates the U.S. Colored Troops ("USCT")

The American Civil War: May 22, 1863: General Orders No. 143 creates the U.S. Colored Troops ("USCT")

The American Civil War: May 22, 1863: General Orders No. 143 creates the U.S. Colored Troops (“USCT”). War Department General Order 143: Creation of the U.S. Colored Troops MAY 22, 1863 General Order 143, issued May 22, 1863, established the United States Colored Troops (USCT).   […]


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