Jaime Beck teaches German to refugees – even though his own German isn’t perfect. Why are his classes always full? His students say it’s because when he talks it sounds like a song and because Jaime teaches them so much more than just the language. For anyone learning a new language, it’s easy to get […]
For almost 30 years notorious gangster Graham ‘Abo’ Henry and his partner Neddy Smith ruled the mean streets of Sydney, Australia’s crime capital, with iron fists. They went head-to-head with other gangs, crooked cops, unsuspecting civilians, and finally each other, all with the endorsement of Australia’s most infamous bent cop, Roger Rogerson. With violence, bloodshed […]
Billy, Rene and Walt were born male, but they all felt uncomfortable with their sex. So they underwent sex reassignment surgery, believing it would end their distressing condition, which is known as gender dysphoria – feeling uncomfortable with your birth sex. However, becoming female only brought problems, disappointment and regret.
One hundred and fifty years ago in rural France, a girl collecting wood in a cave saw a vision of the Virgin Mary. From then on Lourdes, last chance saloon to the faithful and Catholic Disneyland to others, has boomed. Peadar Clarke was immobile due to Multiple Sclerosis and given four years to live when, […]
Karl Lagerfeld – the name stands for much more than just fashion. What makes the fashion icon so successful? Who’s the man behind the sunglasses? Designer, artist, fashion icon, also known as “Kaiser Karl.” No living fashion designer, let alone a German one, is as celebrated as Karl Lagerfeld. On September 10, the man with […]
On a cold Paris morning in January 1895, as 20,000 people shouted, “Death to the traitor, death to the Jew,” French Army Captain Alfred Dreyfus was publicly stripped of his rank for committing high treason. That the evidence against him was flimsy and fabricated did not matter; he was Jewish, and that alone was enough […]
The Nazi Ghost Train is the popular name for a train that, at the beginning of September 1944, was intended to transport the political prisoners and Allied airmen held at Saint-Gilles prison in Brussels, to camps in Germany. Summary from Wikipedia Thumbnail from We Are The Mighty (Team Mighty/”Riese Rzeczka korytarz 344″ by Przykuta)
” For 34 years, he was shut away in the French prison of Pignerol, doubly locked behind the prison walls and a heavy iron mask that kept his face hidden. Some 300 years after his death, the identity of this tragic figure remains a mystery, even as the world’s leading historians have examined every aspect […]