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International Romani Day

In their zeal to promote the so-called Aryan race, the far right movements in Europe of the 1930s and 1940s targeted several groups of people for annihilation. The list of ethnic groups and subcultures included many categories: Jews, Slavs, people … Continue reading

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Istanbul Not Constantinople

I was less than a year old when the song, “Istanbul Not Constantanople” was recorded by “The Four Lads”.  I apparently picked up on the numerous airings of the song on the radio when I was an infant, because the … Continue reading

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