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Beloved in antiquity, Greece hot springs left untapped - The Asian Age

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Rappler Beloved in antiquity, Greece hot springs left untapped The Asian Age In ancient Greece, healing temples known as Asclepieia named after the god of medicine Asclepius — were popular with pilgrims.
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1940s' Hairstyles

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Hairstyles of the 1940s were all about perfect styling and voluminous hair. The hairstyles were chic but it did take a lot of time to get one done the right way! Using rollers to curl the hair was a common factor during this period. Most women opted for soft curls to get a feminine look.... http://1hairstyle.net/1940s-hairstyles-16.html
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A Look At 7 Weird House Pets People Kept In The 1940s & 1950s (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post

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A Look At 7 Weird House Pets People Kept In The 1940s & 1950s (PHOTOS) Huffington Post My mother once had a pet monkey named "Harold." She had been walking down the street in her suburban neighborhood, saw the monkey (who, it's assumed, ran away...
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1940s Actresses Who Inspire Us To Heat Up The Hot Rollers - Huffington Post

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When we take a look back at past red carpet seasons, no other decade has influenced celebrity hair and makeup quite like the 1940s.
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1940s Fashion: The Decade Captured In 40 Beautiful Pictures - Marie Claire.co.uk (blog)

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Despite the hardships of WWII, the 1940s were still a brilliant decade for fashion.
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Take a virtual tour of the Parthenon, learn all about the Greek Gods, and discover fascinating facts about life in Ancient Greece with this interactive reading experience for kids!
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Nine facts about athletics in Ancient Greece - OUPblog (blog)

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Since 1983 the championship has grown in size and now includes around 200 participating countries and territories, giving rise to the global prominence of athletics.
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Watch:Those Who Do Not Learn From History Are Doomed To Repeat It-Holocaust Survivor

Those Who Do Not Learn From History Are Doomed To Repeat It

Hitler's rise was slow..but based on broken promises...kind of like Obama's.

"Totalitarianism didn't come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria . Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little, eroded our freedom."

America truly is the Greatest Country in the World.
By: Kitty Werthmann 
(1938 Austria - Kitty Werthmann is 85 years old. This is a SCARY piece of HISTORY. Read & perhaps learn something new from HISTORY and "CHANGE".)

What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard nor will ever read in history books.

I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; that would distort history. We elected him by a landslide - 98% of the vote. I've never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.

In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce was unemployed. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates.

Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people were going from house to house begging for food. Not that they didn't want to work; there simply weren't any jobs. My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping people in need. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people - about 30 daily.

The Communist Party and the National Socialist Party were fighting each other. Blocks and blocks of cities like Vienna , Linz , and Graz were destroyed. The people became desperate and petitioned the government to let them decide what kind of government they wanted.

We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany, where Hitler had been in power since 1933. We had been told that they didn't have unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living. Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group -- Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria . We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back. Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.

We were overjoyed, and, for three days, we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and everyone was fed.

After the election, German officials were appointed, and like a miracle, we suddenly had law and order. Three or four weeks later, everyone was employed. The government made sure that a lot of work was created through the Public Work Service.

Hitler decided we should have equal rights for women. Before this, it was a custom that married Austrian women did not work outside the home. An able-bodied husband would be looked down on if he couldn't support his family. Many women in the teaching profession were elated that they could retain the jobs they previously had been required to give up for marriage.

Hitler Targets Education - Eliminates Religious Instruction for Children: 

Our education was nationalized. I attended a very good public school. The population was predominantly Catholic, so we had religion in our schools. The day we elected Hitler (March 13, 1938), I walked into my schoolroom to find the crucifix replaced by Hitler's picture hanging next to a Nazi flag. Our teacher, a very devout woman, stood up and told the class we wouldn't pray or have religion anymore. Instead, we sang "Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles," and had physical education.

Sunday became National Youth Day with compulsory attendance. Parents were not pleased about the sudden change in curriculum. They were told that if they did not send us, they would receive a stiff letter of warning the first time. The second time they would be fined the equivalent of $300, and the third time they would be subject to jail. The first two hours consisted of political indoctrination. The rest of the day we had sports. As time went along, we loved it. Oh, we had so much fun and got our sports equipment free. We would go home and gleefully tell our parents about the wonderful time we had.

My mother was very unhappy. When the next term started, she took me out of public school and put me in a convent. I told her she couldn't do that and she told me that someday, when I grew up, I would be grateful. There was a very good curriculum, but hardly any fun - no sports, and no political indoctrination. I hated it at first, but felt I could tolerate it. Every once in a while, on holidays, I went home. I would go back to my old friends and ask what was going on and what they were doing. Their loose lifestyle was very alarming to me. They lived without religion. By that time, unwed mothers were glorified for having a baby for Hitler. It seemed strange to me that our society changed so suddenly. As time went along, I realized what a great deed my mother did so that I wasn't exposed to that kind of humanistic philosophy.

Equal Rights Hits Home: 

In 1939, the war started and a food bank was established. All food was rationed and could only be purchased using food stamps. At the same time, a full-employment law was passed which meant, if you didn't work, you didn't get a ration card, and if you didn't have a card, you starved to death. Women who stayed home to raise their families didn't have any marketable skills and often had to take jobs more suited for men.

Soon after this, the draft was implemented. It was compulsory for young people, male and female, to give one year to the labor corps. During the day, the girls worked on the farms, and at night they returned to their barracks for military training just like the boys. They were trained to be anti-aircraft gunners and participated in the signal corps. After the labor corps, they were not discharged but were used in the front lines. When I go back to Austria to visit my family and friends, most of these women are emotional cripples because they just were not equipped to handle the horrors of combat. Three months before I turned 18, I was severely injured in an air raid attack. I nearly had a leg amputated, so I was spared having to go into the labor corps and into military service.

Hitler Restructured the Family Through Daycare:

When the mothers had to go out into the work force, the government immediately established child care centers. You could take your children ages 4 weeks to school age and leave them there around-the-clock, 7 days a week, under the total care of the government. The state raised a whole generation of children. There were no motherly women to take care of the children, just people highly trained in child psychology. By this time, no one talked about equal rights. We knew we had been had.

Health Care and Small Business Suffer Under Government Controls: 

Before Hitler, we had very good medical care. Many American doctors trained at the University of Vienna . After Hitler, health care was socialized, free for everyone. Doctors were salaried by the government. The problem was, since it was free, the people were going to the doctors for everything. When the good doctor arrived at his office at 8 a.m., 40 people were already waiting and, at the same time, the hospitals were full. If you needed elective surgery, you had to wait a year or two for your turn. There was no money for research as it was poured into socialized medicine. Research at the medical schools literally stopped, so the best doctors left Austria and emigrated to other countries.

As for health care, our tax rates went up to 80% of our income. Newlyweds immediately received a loan from the government to establish a household. We had big programs for families. All day care and education were free. High schools were taken over by the government and college tuition was subsidized. Everyone was entitled to free handouts, such as food stamps, clothing, and housing.

We had another agency designed to monitor business. My brother-in-law owned a restaurant that had square tables. Government officials told him he had to replace them with round tables because people might bump themselves on the corners. Then they said he had to have additional bathroom facilities. It was just a small dairy business with a snack bar. He couldn't meet all the demands. Soon, he went out of business. If the government owned the large businesses and not many small ones existed, it could be in control.

We had consumer protection. We were told how to shop and what to buy. Free enterprise was essentially abolished. We had a planning agency specially designed for farmers. The agents would go to the farms, count the livestock, then tell the farmers what to produce, and how to produce it.

"Mercy Killing" Redefined: 

In 1944, I was a student teacher in a small village in the Alps . The villagers were surrounded by mountain passes which, in the winter, were closed off with snow, causing people to be isolated. So people intermarried and offspring were sometimes retarded. When I arrived, I was told there were 15 mentally retarded adults, but they were all useful and did good manual work. I knew one, named Vincent, very well. He was a janitor of the school. One day, I looked out the window and saw Vincent and others getting into a van. I asked my superior where they were going. She said to an institution where the State Health Department would teach them a trade, and to read and write. The families were required to sign papers with a little clause that they could not visit for 6 months. They were told visits would interfere with the program and might cause homesickness.

As time passed, letters started to dribble back saying these people died a natural, merciful death. The villagers were not fooled. We suspected what was happening. Those people left in excellent physical health and all died within 6 months. We called this euthanasia.

The Final Steps - Gun Laws:

Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law-abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long afterwards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily.

No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.

Totalitarianism didn't come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria . Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little, eroded our freedom.

After World War II, Russian troops occupied Austria . Women were raped, pre-teen to elderly. The press never wrote about this, either. When the Soviets left in 1955, they took everything that they could, dismantling whole factories in the process. They sawed down whole orchards of fruit, and what they couldn't destroy, they burned. We called it The Burned Earth. Most of the population barricaded themselves in their houses. Women hid in their cellars for 6 weeks as the troops mobilized. Those who couldn't, paid the price. There is a monument in Vienna today, dedicated to those women who were massacred by the Russians. This is an eye witness account.

"It's true...those of us who sailed past the Statue of Liberty came to a country of unbelievable freedom and opportunity.

America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don't Let Freedom Slip Away!

"After America , There is No Place to Go."

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The author of this article lives in South Dakota and is very active in attempting to maintain our freedom. I encourage everybody to read this article and pass it along. I see so many parallels in this country; are we going to sit by and watch it happen? Spread the word; also contact your congressional reps; vote them out if they don't do what they should. If you don't want to be bothered, then you're part of the problem! Google Kitty Werthmann and you will see articles and videos.

 

 


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Mara Ofengender's curator insight, July 16, 2013 11:04 AM

This is an indepth look at the Holocasut from a survivor with first hand knowledge.  She spent 10 years unter German and Soviet rule before she waas able to leave for the US and become a citizen.  Most of our families came to America as immagrats seeking refuge and a better life... Kitty Wirthmann is no exception and she got the life she was hoping for. 

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The Man Who Told FDR About the Holocaust - Algemeiner

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JNS.0rg - Seventy years ago this month, on July 28, an eyewitness to the Nazi atrocities against Europe's Jews brought the horrifying news directly to the most powerful man on earth.
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Rare Color Footage Depicting Jewish Life in the Shtetl Before the Holocaust

In 1921, 550 Jews lived in the town of Wielopole Skrzyńskie, constituting about half of the local population. At that time, some 20 small Jewish factories we...
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Julius Caesar Biography

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Learn more about leader Julius Caesar, and how he built the Roman Empire, on Biography.com. See how his reign crumbled after his brutal assassination.
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The Kite Runner

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Before watching this video, please make sure all children have left the room. This book deals with some pretty adult issues. Like... what goes on after all the children have left a room.
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Beloved in antiquity,... - Rappler

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Rappler Beloved in antiquity,... Rappler In ancient Greece, healing temples known as Asclepieia – named after the god of medicine Asclepius – were popular with pilgrims.
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Show Your Love For DC Comics Heroines With These Dreamy 1940s Pin-Ups! - io9

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Antigone in Damascus - New York Times

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At dawn, Polyneices' sister Antigone is spotted outside the wall performing the rites.
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Daniel Okrent on the 1940s, The War, and the Great Smallpox Immunization of ... - Vanity Fair

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LEG UP A woman getting her smallpox vaccination on the thigh—so a mark won't show—at Bellevue Hospital.
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Boston bomber pal tied to books questioning Holocaust - The Times of Israel

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The Times of Israel Boston bomber pal tied to books questioning Holocaust The Times of Israel Brothers Tamerlan (right) and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, pictured shortly before April's Boston Marathon blast, may have been exposed to Holocaust denial by a...
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‘Women are teachable”, c.1940s

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"Booklet that was intended to assist male bosses in supervising their new female employees at RCA plants." - National Archives, Southeast Region..

 

so happy that now it can be confirmed, "I am teachable"


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What Didn't Ancient Greeks Eat and Were So Clever? - Greek Reporter

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Modern science has repeatedly studied ancient writings to find more about the diet of ancient Greeks and to answer a seemingly simple question: Why were ancient Greeks so clever?
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Kristine Rapisura's curator insight, February 14, 2014 10:49 PM

How were the greeks so healthy? They believed a healthy body means a healthy mind. They didn't know what was wheat/ bread that consisted of gluten. Gluten makes the brain sleepy and tired to function throughout the day. What they had instead was "Zea, a cereal rich in magnesium" making the brain more alert. 

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Ancient Greeks would not consume meat and cultivating vegetables was common. After watching the documentary Forks Over Knifes I know that eating meat speeds up cancer cells in the body to grow. So the Greeks were so healthy by consuming all the healthy foods. They were clever by eating zea and hippophaes, both health foods.

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Holocaust survivor returns to camp

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Eva Clarke returns to the Nazis concentration camp on the anniversary if its wartime liberation, three days after she was born.

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5 Ridiculous Lies You Probably Believe About Ancient Civilizations | Cracked.com - Huffington Post (satire)

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Ancient Greek Computer's Inner Workings Deciphered

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Scientists have pieced together how a 2,000-year-old astronomical calculator was built, revealing an astounding level of craftsmanship for its time.
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Vintage Photos of Manhattan in The 1940s (45 pictures). | memolition

Amateur photographer Charles W. Cushman traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad capturing daily life from 1938 to 1969. Here are photos of Manhattan taken in 1941 and 1942.
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