Hedwig Klement

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Hedwig Klement  just a random name on random suitcase. But this random suitcase is not just any suitcase.

It tells the story of a woman forcefully uprooted from her home in Prague. All she could take with her was this suitcase.

That suitcase is all that remains of her because she was killed in Auschwitz. Reduced to some kind of serial number ,1311, and her birth date October 8,1898. She was 46 when she was murdered.

Hedwig Klement, just a random name of a random person.Also known as Hedvika Klemperer.

But Hedwig was not a random person

She was the Daughter of Wilhelm Wolf Klemperer and Eleonora Laura Klemperer.

The Sister of  Egon Klemperer; Franziska Klement and Leo Klemperer.

Wife of Egon Cohen Klement

Mother of Tomáš Klement

I could post a picture of Hedwig or write bio’s of each of her family members. But I will not do that, I am giving you all that task to find a picture of Hedwiag and find information on her family. Because if we all truly start looking into the personal lives of those who were killed we can only start getting a slight bit of notion and what we have lost. Only then we can truly say Never Again or Never Forget of we do not actively research and just read stories that are dished out to us, we will remember only a short time.

It is the responsibility of all of us never ever to allow names to be written on suitcases again.

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The Shamefvll ende of Bishop John Atherton.

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The Shamefvll ende of Bishop John Atherton. or in modern day English, the shameful end of Bishop John Atherton is probably a good example of”Be careful what you wish for because you may just get it”

John Atherton  was the Anglican Bishop of Waterford and Lismore in the Church of Ireland. But prior to that he was canon of St John’s, Dublin in 1630; chancellor of Killaloe in 1634; chancellor of Christ Church and rector of Killaban and Ballintubride in 1635. In 1636, under the patronage of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Atherton was appointed as Lord Bishop of Waterford and Lismore.

Although a Buggery Act had already been in place in England since 1533, it was found in 1631, that this law did not apply to Ireland. The buggery act was basically a Sodomy Law.

A sodomy law defines certain sexual acts as crimes. It is fairly vague in its definition of what sexual acts meant by the term sodomy and are rarely spelled out in the law, but were  generally  understood by courts to include any sexual act deemed to be unnatural or immoral. Sodomy typically includes anal sex, oral sex, and bestiality. The Sodomy laws were really targeted against Homosexuals and not so much against Heterosexuals.

Atherton was outraged that thsi act did not apply in Ireland and pushed for the enactment of “An Act for the Punishment for the Vice Of Buggery” in 1634.

On November 11 1634 thr Irish House of Commons passed the act.

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In 1640 Atherton  accused of buggery with his steward , John Childe. The Bishop’s fellow clerics desperately tried everything  to prevent the judgement being carried out , in order to avoid disgrace to the reformed religion of Ireland. But the verdict of guilty was greeted  by cheers in court, and Atherton  was nearly lynched  on his way fromcourt  to the jail in Cork.

Atherton was executed by hanging in Stephen’s Green, Dublin, after reading the morning service for his fellow cellmates. Allegedly, he confessed about the ‘crime’ to the priest ministering him immediately before his execution, even though he had proclaimed he was  innocence before that and maintained that claim during the execution.

The irony of it was that he was the first to be executed for buggery in Ireland under the law he pushed so hard to enact.

 

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Esperanto- the forgotten Holocaust.

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Esperanto was created in the late 1870s and early 1880s by L. L. Zamenhof, a Polish-Jewish ophthalmologist from Białystok, then part of the Russian Empire, but now part of Poland.

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According to Zamenhof, he created the language to reduce the “time and labour we spend in learning foreign tongues” and to foster harmony between people from different countries: “Were there but an international language, all translations would be made into it alone … and all nations would be united in a common brotherhood.”[9] His feelings and the situation in Białystok may be gleaned from an extract from his letter to Nikolai Borovko:

“The place where I was born and spent my childhood gave direction to all my future struggles. In Białystok the inhabitants were divided into four distinct elements: Russians, Poles, Germans and Jews; each of these spoke their own language and looked on all the others as enemies. In such a town a sensitive nature…

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The psychological terror of Kristallnacht.

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Some people say that Kristallnacht marks the start of the Holocaust. I don’t really subscribe to that point of view.

In my opinion the Holocaust started on 19 August 1934. That was the date that 88.1% of the  German population gave Hitler the Carte blanche to do whatever he wanted to via a referendum, merging the posts of Chancellor and President which gave him absolute power.

The wording of the referendum question was:

“The office of the President of the Reich is unified with the office of the Chancellor. Consequently all former powers of the President of the Reich are demised to the Führer and Chancellor of the Reich Adolf Hitler. He himself nominates his substitute.
Do you, German man and German woman, approve of this regulation provided by this Law?”

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But this is not a blog to debate on when the Holocaust started. The bigger problem is that it started in the first place, and it did so with relative ease.

One aspect of the Kristallnacht which is often forgotten is the psychological terror committed on the Jews, often by colleagues and neighbors.

Not only were shops and businesses ransacked and destroyed but also hallowed places like synagogues. Many  burned all night in full view of the public and of local firefighters, who were told  to intervene only to prevent flames from spreading to nearby buildings. Regardless what religious or a-religious views you have, destroying something which is so sacred to many people, is a direct assault on your own decency and turns you into an instrument of evil.

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But it was also homes of German and Austrian citizens ,who happened to be Jewish . which were destroyed.their privacy was invaded Men broke down doors then  cut into the feather beds, broke  the furniture into pieces with sledgehammers and destroyed everything inside.30,000 Jewish men were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps, many never returned. It is estimated that nearly 100 Jews were killed that night, but that number is more then likely higher.

British Historian Richard J. Evans estimates 638 suicides are directly linked to the brutal events on that night.

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John Emil List-Murderous Sunday school teacher.

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You just never know what goes around in someone’s mind or behind closed doors. You may look at someone in admiration because he appears to be such a good and wholesome human being, but deep inside lurks a monster.

John List was an outwardly normal and successful father. A Sunday school teacher and Boy Scout troop leader, List was a strict disciplinarian who insisted his children follow extremely rigid rules.

John Emil List (September 17, 1925 – March 21, 2008) was an American multiple murderer and long-time fugitive. On November 9, 1971, he killed his wife, mother, and three children in their home in Westfield, New Jersey, then disappeared. He had planned the murders so meticulously that nearly a month passed before anyone suspected that anything was amiss.

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The larger world had never heard of John Emil List until his neighbors began to wonder why the lights in his family’s house in Westfield, N.J., were going…

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Milda Sykora- Researcher and scientist.

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The picture above is a baby picture of Milda Sykora. A brilliant scientist and researcher. At a yoing age she had set herself the task to find out what triggered the unset of Rheumatoid Arthritis. She had seen several people in her family suffer what the disease for which there is no cure.

Tirelessly she worked to find a cure or at least something that could lead to a cure, to ensure no one else had to suffer with this sometimes crippling disease.

She had dedeicated her whole life to this task. And her work paid off, last week November 2, 2019 Milda Sykora, aged 80 and a team of young scientists at Tel Aviv University had a breakthrough they finally discovered what triggered Rheumatoid Arthritis and several other auto immune diseases.

Unfortunately nothing of the text above is true, the only thing that is correct is the name Milda Sykora and it is her baby picture. But Milda Sykora did not even live to see her 3rd birthday, she was brutally murdered on July 25, 1942 in Chełmno, 3 days before her 3rd birthday.

If we are not angry about the fact that this twisted ideology , devised by a failed Austrian artist and his delusional friends ,murdered an innocent child , we should be angry about the fact that this child was not allowed to grow up and become that brilliant scientist.

The reason why I chose Rheumatoid Arthritis is because it is a diseases that affects me. And it makes me angry that in those millions murdered for no reason whatsoever , at least one of them could have potentially found a cure.

I could have taken so many other diseases or ailments , and we probably all know someone who suffers with a condition for which there is no cure . Just imagine all the brilliant minds that were wiped out. Minds how would have contributed so much.

If you ever need a reason why remembering the Holocaust is still relavant today, this is it. God knows how far we were set back in the world of medicines just because some evil twisted sick mins thought they were superior, well in this so called ‘superiority’ they possible also destroyed a chance of a cure for people they loved.

Any life taken during the Holocaust can be potentially  multiplied by a great number of others who dies a horrible death caused by a disease which could have been cured by someone who dies in the Holocaust.

 

 

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The Eternal Jew-Art Exhibition

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The title mentions “Art Exhibition” but this is really for lack of a better description. In reality it was Propaganda disguised as an art exhibition. The exhibition opened today 79 years ago.

The Eternal Jew (Der ewige Jude) was the title of an exhibition of degenerate art (entartete Kunst) displayed at the Library of the German Museum in Munich from 8 November 1937 to 31 January 1938. The exhibition attracted 412,300 visitors, over 5,000 per day.

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After the exhibition ended in Munich, it was displayed in Vienna from 2 August until 23 October 1938 and subsequently in Berlin from 12 November 1938 until 31 January 1939.

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Although this was one of the most famous Nazi-sponsored exhibition of degenerate art, it was preceded by a number of other exhibitions in cities such as Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Dresden, Munich, Berlin and Vienna.The works of art displayed at these exhibitions…

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I will NOT be silenced.

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I will not be silenced , no matter how often people try to silence me.

I will not be silenced despite the threats.

I will not be silence although a small voice in my head sometimes says”just give up”, but there is a louder voice screaming “No you fool, you have to keep going. You have a purpose so serve it. God gave you a talent so use it”

I will not be silenced because there are 1.5 million voices of Children pleading with me to tell their untold stories, To implant their names in people’s minds.

Children like Alex Weijel born 24 November 1939 in Enschede ,the Netherlands. Killed a few weeks before his 3rd birthday on 12 October 1942 in Auschwitz.

Alex eyes look at me and in my head I hear him say “Do not forget me”

How could I forget him if I had been born that time it could have been me who was killed.

I will not be silent because of the screams of those who never even saw the light of day, because they were carried in a womb of a mother who was seen as an inconvenience and were shot,stabbed,gassed or worked to death.

I will not be silenced; I will not be silenced.

Joe Kennedy Jr-One last mission

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I always like ‘What if?’ scenarios. What if Joe Kennedy Jr would not have embarked on his last mission, would we be remembering the assassination of JFK? Or would Joe Kennedy have been President of the USA?

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The story of the Kennedy family is not only tragic it is also amazing and its legacy still lives on today.

High expectations were placed on the first born son of Joseph and Rose Kennedy. In the wake of his support for the pre-war policy of appeasement, Joseph P. Kennedy knew he would never be President.

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He seamlessly transferred his ambition to his children, anointing the oldest, Joe Jr, as his proxy for the White House. Joe Jr was living the Ivy League life of the east coast social elite until the call to England interrupted his idyllic lifestyle as President Roosevelt appointed the elder Kennedy to be his ambassador to England. Joseph Sr placed huge pressure on Joe…

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Johnny & Jones-Jazz musicians, killed because they were Jewish.

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Aside from the human costs of he persecution of the Jews by the Nazis, it also had a devastating impact on culture. So many very talented painters,writers,musicians and other artists were killed because they were Jewish. Artists whose art could still have been enjoyed today,but they never got a chance.

Johnny & Jones were a Jazz/Cabaret duo from Amsterdam. Nol (Arnold Siméon) van Wesel (Johnny) and Max (Salomon Meyer) Kannewasser (Jones).

The duo worked together at the De Bijenkorf (Beehive) department store.bijenkorf

During a company party in 1934, they joined up with The Bijko Rhythm Stompers, where their talents were discovered. Two years later they quit their jobs and began performing under the name Johnny & Jones. Their biggest hit was “Mr Dinges doesn’t know what swing is” (“Mijnheer Dinges weet niet wat swing is”).

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They made jazz music accompanied by the guitar, and their lyrics, invariably pronounced with an American accent, were characterized by…

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