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memoir: OUL vladislava: mylistofthangs: Antique Jewish wedding rings.聽 These are absolutely gorgeous. Some info: Antique Jewish wedding bands are stellar examples of the artistry of jewelry making. The rings are made of a metal circle, molded to fit the would-be owner, topped with an architectural feature resembling a house. The goldsmith would then engrave something on the exterior of the 鈥渉ouse鈥; engravings were also commonly hidden inside, in which case the 鈥渉ouse鈥 鈥 or bezel 鈥 would slide open. The engraving would usually read Mazal Tov, or the Hebrew initials M.T. The rings鈥 houses varied in design from castle-like, to square, round or hexagonal. The structures were representations of either the Holy Temple or synagogues in the diaspora. Large in diameter and heavy due to the architectural features, many of the rings are practically unwearable. Morgan ponders the question as well, saying that there is no conclusive evidence, either in Jewish tradition or in the Christian documentation recording Jewish practices, of such rings ever having been worn. Trading in gold, jewels and precious stones was the trade of choice by wealthy Jewish merchants for hundreds of years. The memoir portrait of Gluckel of Hamlen, the daughter of a gold merchant of those times, depicts a wedding ring embroidered in gold thread, hanging from a necklace, which may have been the way the rings were worn after the wedding ceremony.聽 Jewish wedding bands are unique and although many of them are magnificent and expensive, none have stones set in them. The rings are devoid of their classical focal point due to a rabbinical ordinance barring setting gemstones in wedding bands, or engraving them with hallmarks 鈥 the latter first appearing in the 19th century. Also, Jewish goldsmiths were not allowed to join guilds and mark their creations until circa that time. (via)
memoir: OUL
vladislava:

mylistofthangs:

Antique Jewish wedding rings.聽

These are absolutely gorgeous.
Some info:

Antique Jewish wedding bands are stellar examples of the artistry of jewelry making. The rings are made of a metal circle, molded to fit the would-be owner, topped with an architectural feature resembling a house. The goldsmith would then engrave something on the exterior of the 鈥渉ouse鈥; engravings were also commonly hidden inside, in which case the 鈥渉ouse鈥 鈥 or bezel 鈥 would slide open. The engraving would usually read Mazal Tov, or the Hebrew initials M.T.

The rings鈥 houses varied in design from castle-like, to square, round or hexagonal. The structures were representations of either the Holy Temple or synagogues in the diaspora.
Large in diameter and heavy due to the architectural features, many of the rings are practically unwearable. Morgan ponders the question as well, saying that there is no conclusive evidence, either in Jewish tradition or in the Christian documentation recording Jewish practices, of such rings ever having been worn.
Trading in gold, jewels and precious stones was the trade of choice by wealthy Jewish merchants for hundreds of years. The memoir portrait of Gluckel of Hamlen, the daughter of a gold merchant of those times, depicts a wedding ring embroidered in gold thread, hanging from a necklace, which may have been the way the rings were worn after the wedding ceremony.聽
Jewish wedding bands are unique and although many of them are magnificent and expensive, none have stones set in them. The rings are devoid of their classical focal point due to a rabbinical ordinance barring setting gemstones in wedding bands, or engraving them with hallmarks 鈥 the latter first appearing in the 19th century. Also, Jewish goldsmiths were not allowed to join guilds and mark their creations until circa that time. (via)

vladislava: mylistofthangs: Antique Jewish wedding rings.聽 These are absolutely gorgeous. Some info: Antique Jewish wedding bands are...

memoir: ladylisa: gemfyre: lauralandons: thereadersmuse: jehovahhthickness: lightning-st0rm: pearlmito: smootymormonhelldream: stripedsilverfeline: anti-clerical: ramirezbundydahmer: When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis鈥 way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as 鈥淧aragraph 175鈥 which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn鈥檛 repealed until 1969. This should be required learning, internationally.聽 You need to know this. You need to remember this. This is not something to swept under the carpet nor be forgotten.聽 Never. Too many have died for the way they have loved. That needs stop now.聽 Make it stop?聽 I did a report on this in my World History class my sophomore year of high school. It was incredibly unsettling. My teacher shown the class this. Mostly everyone in the class felt uncomfortable.聽 I have reblogged this in the past, but it is so ironic that it comes across my dash right now. I a currently working as a docent at my city鈥檚 Holocaust Education Center (( I say currently because I鈥檝e also done research and translation for them )) and out current exhibit is one on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ((USHMM)). This is a little known historical fact that Paragraph 175 was not repealed after the war and those convicted under Nazi laws as a danger to society because they were gay were not released because they had be convicted in a court of law. There was no liberation or justice for them as they weren鈥檛 considered criminals, or even victims for that matter. They were criminals who remained persecuted and ostracized and kept on the fringes of society for decades after the war had been won. Paragraph175 wasn鈥檛 actually repealed until 1994. And it was only in May 2002, that the German parliament completed legislation to pardon all homosexuals convicted under Paragraph175 during the Nazi era. History has forgotten about these men and women 鈥 please educate yourselves so this does not happen again. Remember this history. Remember them. @mindlesshumor ok how the fuck did I miss this when I鈥檝e studied The Holocaust like nobody鈥檚 business??? wtf Because the history we have left regarding it is literally the contents of this first hand account. It is a thin little book. When I first opened it, I wondered why it was so thin. Why there wasn鈥檛 other books like it. Other first hand accounts. By the time I finished it, I didn鈥檛 wonder anymore. Further reading: I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror by Pierre Seel An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin by Gad Beck The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals by Richard Plant Branded By The Pink Triangle by聽Ken Setterington Bent by Martin Sherman (fiction; however, it鈥檚 often credited with bringing attention to gay Holocaust victims for the first time since the war ended) This is one of the memorial sculptures in Dachau. 聽It was erected in the early 60s and is missing the pink triangles. 聽Because in the early 60s, homosexuality was still a crime in most of the world.Our tour guide explained why the pink triangles have not been added later - if they were, then folks would assume that they had always been there. 聽This way people ask 鈥渨hy aren鈥檛 there pink triangles?鈥 and somebody can explain why - because in some ways, the rest of the world was as bass-ackwards as Nazi Germany. Apparently, this wasnt taught in schools in the 70s-80s, cuz when I mentioned it to my mom, she had no idea that gays were held in concentration camps. She thought it was just jewish people.
memoir: ladylisa:
gemfyre:

lauralandons:

thereadersmuse:

jehovahhthickness:

lightning-st0rm:

pearlmito:

smootymormonhelldream:

stripedsilverfeline:

anti-clerical:

ramirezbundydahmer:

When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis鈥 way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as 鈥淧aragraph 175鈥 which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn鈥檛 repealed until 1969.

This should be required learning, internationally.聽

You need to know this. You need to remember this. This is not something to swept under the carpet nor be forgotten.聽
Never. Too many have died for the way they have loved. That needs stop now.聽
Make it stop?聽

I did a report on this in my World History class my sophomore year of high school. It was incredibly unsettling.

My teacher shown the class this. Mostly everyone in the class felt uncomfortable.聽

I have reblogged this in the past, but it is so ironic that it comes across my dash right now. I a currently working as a docent at my city鈥檚 Holocaust Education Center (( I say currently because I鈥檝e also done research and translation for them )) and out current exhibit is one on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ((USHMM)). This is a little known historical fact that Paragraph 175 was not repealed after the war and those convicted under Nazi laws as a danger to society because they were gay were not released because they had be convicted in a court of law. There was no liberation or justice for them as they weren鈥檛 considered criminals, or even victims for that matter. They were criminals who remained persecuted and ostracized and kept on the fringes of society for decades after the war had been won. Paragraph175 wasn鈥檛 actually repealed until 1994. And it was only in May 2002, that the German parliament completed legislation to pardon all homosexuals convicted under Paragraph175 during the Nazi era. History has forgotten about these men and women 鈥 please educate yourselves so this does not happen again. Remember this history. Remember them.

@mindlesshumor ok how the fuck did I miss this when I鈥檝e studied The Holocaust like nobody鈥檚 business??? wtf

Because the history we have left regarding it is literally the contents of this first hand account.
It is a thin little book.
When I first opened it, I wondered why it was so thin.
Why there wasn鈥檛 other books like it.
Other first hand accounts.
By the time I finished it, I didn鈥檛 wonder anymore.

Further reading:
I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror by Pierre Seel
An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin by Gad Beck
The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals by Richard Plant
Branded By The Pink Triangle by聽Ken Setterington
Bent by Martin Sherman (fiction; however, it鈥檚 often credited with bringing attention to gay Holocaust victims for the first time since the war ended)

This is one of the memorial sculptures in Dachau. 聽It was erected in the early 60s and is missing the pink triangles. 聽Because in the early 60s, homosexuality was still a crime in most of the world.Our tour guide explained why the pink triangles have not been added later - if they were, then folks would assume that they had always been there. 聽This way people ask 鈥渨hy aren鈥檛 there pink triangles?鈥 and somebody can explain why - because in some ways, the rest of the world was as bass-ackwards as Nazi Germany.


Apparently, this wasnt taught in schools in the 70s-80s, cuz when I mentioned it to my mom, she had no idea that gays were held in concentration camps. She thought it was just jewish people.

ladylisa: gemfyre: lauralandons: thereadersmuse: jehovahhthickness: lightning-st0rm: pearlmito: smootymormonhelldream: stripedsilv...

memoir: Just remember. There is no such thing as a fake geek girl. There are only fake geek boys. Science fiction was invented by a womarn. Specifically a teenage girl. You know, someone who would be a part of the demographic that some of these violently rejecting boys are foxsan Isaac Asimov. simOnbaz yo mary shelley wrote frankenstein in 1818 and isaac asimov was born in 1920 so you kinda get my point divinedorothy If you want to push it back even further Margaret Cavendish, the duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673) wrote The Blazing World in 1666, about a young woman wheo discovers a Utopian world that can only be accessed via the North Pole- oft credited as one of the first scifi novels Women have always been at the forefront of literature, the first novel (what we would consider a novel in modern terms) was written by a woman (Lady Muraskai's the Tale of Genji in the early 1000s) take your snide "Isaac Asimov reblogs and stick it even in terms of male scifi authors, asimov was predated by Jules Verne, HG Wells, George Orwell, you could have even cited Poe or Jonathan Swift has a case but Asimov? PbbBFFTTBBBTBTTBBTBTTT so desperate to discredit the idea of Mary Shelly as the mother of modern science fiction you didn't even do a frickin google search For Shame validcriticism And if you want to go back even further, the first named, identified author in history was Enheduanna of Akkad, a Sumerian high priestess. gunthatshootsennui Kinda funny, considering this Isaac Asimov quote on the subject: Mary Shelley was the first to make use of a new finding of science which she advanced further to a logical extreme, and it is that which makes Frankenstein the first true science fiction story Even Isaac Asimov ain't having none of your shit, not even posthumously touchofgrey37 You know what else was invented by women? Masked vigilantes, the precursor to the modern superhero. Baroness Emma Orczy wrote The Scarlet Pimpernel in 1905. The character would later inspire better known masked vigilantes such as Zorro and Batman. Got that? Stick that in your international pipe and smoke it la-knight I have literally been telling people this for over a year the first extended prose piece- ie a not, as many male scholars will shout, Don Quixote (1605) but The Tale of Genji (1008) written by a woman novel, was thepsychicclam The first autobiography ever written in English is also attributed to a woman, The Book of Margery Kempe (1430s). itsnotjustpms: I鈥檇 like to title this stream聽鈥淒ear Geek Guys鈥 - if you don鈥檛 like women in geek culture, get out because it鈥檚 not yours. Also, a well-read woman will ALWAYS school you when you try to act the misogynist so go sit down鈥 and read a book written by a woman.I鈥檓 not sure if the autobiography portion is correct though. I know there was a Korean woman who wrote a diary that was published鈥ot sure if it counts as autobiography though, perhaps memoir?聽
memoir: Just remember. There is no such thing as a
 fake geek girl.
 There are only fake geek boys.
 Science fiction was invented by a womarn.
 Specifically a teenage girl. You know,
 someone who would be a part of the
 demographic that some of these
 violently rejecting
 boys are
 foxsan
 Isaac Asimov.
 simOnbaz
 yo mary shelley wrote frankenstein in 1818
 and isaac asimov was born in 1920 so you
 kinda get my point
 divinedorothy
 If you want to push it back even further
 Margaret Cavendish, the duchess of
 Newcastle (1623-1673) wrote The Blazing
 World in 1666, about a young woman wheo
 discovers a Utopian world that can only be
 accessed via the North Pole- oft credited as
 one of the first scifi novels
 Women have always been at the forefront
 of literature, the first novel (what we would
 consider a novel in modern terms) was written
 by a woman (Lady Muraskai's the Tale of Genji
 in the early 1000s) take your snide "Isaac
 Asimov reblogs and stick it
 even in terms of male scifi authors, asimov
 was predated by Jules Verne, HG Wells,
 George Orwell, you could have even cited Poe
 or Jonathan Swift has a case but Asimov?
 PbbBFFTTBBBTBTTBBTBTTT so desperate
 to discredit the idea of Mary Shelly as the
 mother of modern science fiction you didn't
 even do a frickin google search For Shame
 validcriticism
 And if you want to go back even further,
 the first named, identified author in history
 was Enheduanna of Akkad, a Sumerian high
 priestess.
 gunthatshootsennui
 Kinda funny, considering this Isaac Asimov
 quote on the subject:
 Mary Shelley was the first to make use of a
 new finding of science which she advanced
 further to a logical extreme, and it is that
 which makes Frankenstein the first true
 science fiction story
 Even Isaac Asimov ain't having none of your
 shit, not even posthumously
 touchofgrey37
 You know what else was invented by women?
 Masked vigilantes, the precursor to the
 modern superhero. Baroness Emma Orczy
 wrote The Scarlet Pimpernel in 1905. The
 character would later inspire better known
 masked vigilantes such as Zorro and Batman.
 Got that?
 Stick that in your international pipe and smoke
 it
 la-knight
 I have literally been telling people this for over
 a year
 the first extended prose piece- ie a
 not, as many male scholars will shout, Don
 Quixote (1605) but The Tale of Genji (1008)
 written by a woman
 novel, was
 thepsychicclam
 The first autobiography ever written in English
 is also attributed to a woman, The Book of
 Margery Kempe (1430s).
itsnotjustpms:

I鈥檇 like to title this stream聽鈥淒ear Geek Guys鈥 - if you don鈥檛 like women in geek culture, get out because it鈥檚 not yours. Also, a well-read woman will ALWAYS school you when you try to act the misogynist so go sit down鈥 and read a book written by a woman.I鈥檓 not sure if the autobiography portion is correct though. I know there was a Korean woman who wrote a diary that was published鈥ot sure if it counts as autobiography though, perhaps memoir?聽

itsnotjustpms: I鈥檇 like to title this stream聽鈥淒ear Geek Guys鈥 - if you don鈥檛 like women in geek culture, get out because it鈥檚 not yours....

memoir: Former First Lady Michelle Obama Announces First Memoir 'Becoming' @balleralert O MING Micull hame NOVEMBER 13, 2018 Former First Lady Michelle Obama Announces First Memoir 鈥楤ecoming鈥 - blogged by @MsJennyb 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 On Sunday, MichelleObama revealed that she will be releasing her first memoir and second book, this November. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 The book, which will be titled, 鈥淏ecoming,鈥 will touch on the former first lady鈥檚 upbringing on the South Side of Chicago, 鈥渃hronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood" to her years as a wife, mother, and the First Lady of the United States. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淲riting 鈥楤ecoming鈥 has been a deeply personal experience,鈥 Obama wrote Sunday. 鈥淚 talk about my roots and how a girl from the South Side found her voice. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be. I can鈥檛 wait to share my story.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 According to Rolling Stone, the book will be published by Penguin Random House, which secured the record-setting rights to both Barack and Michelle Obama鈥檚 post-presidency pieces. It is set to be released on November 13th. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淚n her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her -from her childhood to the South Side of Chicago to her years as a executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world鈥檚 most famous address,鈥 Penguin Random House said of the memoir. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淲ith unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms,鈥 the publishing company continued. 鈥淲arm, wise, and revelatory, 鈥楤ecoming鈥 is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations - and whose story inspires us to do the same.鈥
memoir: Former First Lady Michelle Obama
 Announces First Memoir 'Becoming'
 @balleralert
 O MING
 Micull hame
 NOVEMBER 13, 2018
Former First Lady Michelle Obama Announces First Memoir 鈥楤ecoming鈥 - blogged by @MsJennyb 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 On Sunday, MichelleObama revealed that she will be releasing her first memoir and second book, this November. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 The book, which will be titled, 鈥淏ecoming,鈥 will touch on the former first lady鈥檚 upbringing on the South Side of Chicago, 鈥渃hronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood" to her years as a wife, mother, and the First Lady of the United States. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淲riting 鈥楤ecoming鈥 has been a deeply personal experience,鈥 Obama wrote Sunday. 鈥淚 talk about my roots and how a girl from the South Side found her voice. I hope my journey inspires readers to find the courage to become whoever they aspire to be. I can鈥檛 wait to share my story.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 According to Rolling Stone, the book will be published by Penguin Random House, which secured the record-setting rights to both Barack and Michelle Obama鈥檚 post-presidency pieces. It is set to be released on November 13th. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淚n her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her -from her childhood to the South Side of Chicago to her years as a executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world鈥檚 most famous address,鈥 Penguin Random House said of the memoir. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淲ith unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms,鈥 the publishing company continued. 鈥淲arm, wise, and revelatory, 鈥楤ecoming鈥 is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations - and whose story inspires us to do the same.鈥

Former First Lady Michelle Obama Announces First Memoir 鈥楤ecoming鈥 - blogged by @MsJennyb 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 On Sunday, MichelleObama reveal...

memoir: nonbinarysapphic: gemfyre: lauralandons: thereadersmuse: jehovahhthickness: lightning-st0rm: pearlmito: smootymormonhelldream: stripedsilverfeline: anti-clerical: ramirezbundydahmer: When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis鈥 way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as 鈥淧aragraph 175鈥 which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn鈥檛 repealed until 1969. This should be required learning, internationally.聽 You need to know this. You need to remember this. This is not something to swept under the carpet nor be forgotten.聽 Never. Too many have died for the way they have loved. That needs stop now.聽 Make it stop?聽 I did a report on this in my World History class my sophomore year of high school. It was incredibly unsettling. My teacher shown the class this. Mostly everyone in the class felt uncomfortable.聽 I have reblogged this in the past, but it is so ironic that it comes across my dash right now. I a currently working as a docent at my city鈥檚 Holocaust Education Center (( I say currently because I鈥檝e also done research and translation for them )) and out current exhibit is one on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ((USHMM)). This is a little known historical fact that Paragraph 175 was not repealed after the war and those convicted under Nazi laws as a danger to society because they were gay were not released because they had be convicted in a court of law. There was no liberation or justice for them as they weren鈥檛 considered criminals, or even victims for that matter. They were criminals who remained persecuted and ostracized and kept on the fringes of society for decades after the war had been won. Paragraph175 wasn鈥檛 actually repealed until 1994. And it was only in May 2002, that the German parliament completed legislation to pardon all homosexuals convicted under Paragraph175 during the Nazi era. History has forgotten about these men and women 鈥 please educate yourselves so this does not happen again. Remember this history. Remember them. @mindlesshumor ok how the fuck did I miss this when I鈥檝e studied The Holocaust like nobody鈥檚 business??? wtf Because the history we have left regarding it is literally the contents of this first hand account. It is a thin little book. When I first opened it, I wondered why it was so thin. Why there wasn鈥檛 other books like it. Other first hand accounts. By the time I finished it, I didn鈥檛 wonder anymore. Further reading: I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror by Pierre Seel An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin by Gad Beck The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals by Richard Plant Branded By The Pink Triangle by聽Ken Setterington Bent by Martin Sherman (fiction; however, it鈥檚 often credited with bringing attention to gay Holocaust victims for the first time since the war ended) This is one of the memorial sculptures in Dachau. 聽It was erected in the early 60s and is missing the pink triangles. 聽Because in the early 60s, homosexuality was still a crime in most of the world.Our tour guide explained why the pink triangles have not been added later - if they were, then folks would assume that they had always been there. 聽This way people ask 鈥渨hy aren鈥檛 there pink triangles?鈥 and somebody can explain why - because in some ways, the rest of the world was as bass-ackwards as Nazi Germany. can i just say i was literately in a genocide and holocaust class and i didnt even learn this
memoir: nonbinarysapphic:

gemfyre:

lauralandons:

thereadersmuse:

jehovahhthickness:

lightning-st0rm:

pearlmito:

smootymormonhelldream:

stripedsilverfeline:

anti-clerical:

ramirezbundydahmer:

When the Nazi concentration camps were liberated by the Allies, it was a time of great jubilation for the tens of thousands of people incarcerated in them. But an often forgotten fact of this time is that prisoners who happened to be wearing the pink triangle (the Nazis鈥 way of marking and identifying homosexuals) were forced to serve out the rest of their sentence. This was due to a part of German law simply known as 鈥淧aragraph 175鈥 which criminalized homosexuality. The law wasn鈥檛 repealed until 1969.

This should be required learning, internationally.聽

You need to know this. You need to remember this. This is not something to swept under the carpet nor be forgotten.聽
Never. Too many have died for the way they have loved. That needs stop now.聽
Make it stop?聽

I did a report on this in my World History class my sophomore year of high school. It was incredibly unsettling.

My teacher shown the class this. Mostly everyone in the class felt uncomfortable.聽

I have reblogged this in the past, but it is so ironic that it comes across my dash right now. I a currently working as a docent at my city鈥檚 Holocaust Education Center (( I say currently because I鈥檝e also done research and translation for them )) and out current exhibit is one on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ((USHMM)). This is a little known historical fact that Paragraph 175 was not repealed after the war and those convicted under Nazi laws as a danger to society because they were gay were not released because they had be convicted in a court of law. There was no liberation or justice for them as they weren鈥檛 considered criminals, or even victims for that matter. They were criminals who remained persecuted and ostracized and kept on the fringes of society for decades after the war had been won. Paragraph175 wasn鈥檛 actually repealed until 1994. And it was only in May 2002, that the German parliament completed legislation to pardon all homosexuals convicted under Paragraph175 during the Nazi era. History has forgotten about these men and women 鈥 please educate yourselves so this does not happen again. Remember this history. Remember them.

@mindlesshumor ok how the fuck did I miss this when I鈥檝e studied The Holocaust like nobody鈥檚 business??? wtf

Because the history we have left regarding it is literally the contents of this first hand account.
It is a thin little book.
When I first opened it, I wondered why it was so thin.
Why there wasn鈥檛 other books like it.
Other first hand accounts.
By the time I finished it, I didn鈥檛 wonder anymore.

Further reading:
I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir of Nazi Terror by Pierre Seel
An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin by Gad Beck
The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals by Richard Plant
Branded By The Pink Triangle by聽Ken Setterington
Bent by Martin Sherman (fiction; however, it鈥檚 often credited with bringing attention to gay Holocaust victims for the first time since the war ended)

This is one of the memorial sculptures in Dachau. 聽It was erected in the early 60s and is missing the pink triangles. 聽Because in the early 60s, homosexuality was still a crime in most of the world.Our tour guide explained why the pink triangles have not been added later - if they were, then folks would assume that they had always been there. 聽This way people ask 鈥渨hy aren鈥檛 there pink triangles?鈥 and somebody can explain why - because in some ways, the rest of the world was as bass-ackwards as Nazi Germany.


can i just say i was literately in a genocide and holocaust class and i didnt even learn this

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memoir: Tina Turner To Release Autobiography in 2018 @balleralert Tina Turner To Release Autobiography in 2018 鈥 blogged by @MsJennyb 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 Three decades after the release of her first autobiography, TinaTurner will release her second memoir - 鈥淭ina Turner: My Love Story.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 The new book, which is set to be released in October of next year, will aide in celebrating the singer鈥檚 60th anniversary in music. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Atria Books announced the new release on Monday, adding that it will focus on Turner鈥檚 life after Ike Turner, as she struggles to find love and survive a 鈥渓ife-threatening illness.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 The new novel is said to be a sequel to Turner鈥檚 previous memoir, 鈥淚, Tina,鈥 which was turned into the popular film, 鈥淲hat鈥檚 Love Got to Do With It,鈥 starring AngelaBassett. That book and film focused on the abusive relationship between her and her late husband, IkeTurner. Although the two were successful together, Ike鈥檚 history of violence against her led to their separation and subsequent divorce in 1978. Since then though, Turner went on to find solo success in music and film. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 Turner, otherwise known as The Queen of Rock 鈥榥鈥 Roll, is one of the world鈥檚 best selling artists of all time, deemed the most successful female Rock 鈥榥鈥 Roll artist. Now, with the release of her new book, Turner will be looking to match the success of 鈥淚, Tina鈥 which was a worldwide best-seller.
memoir: Tina Turner To Release
 Autobiography in 2018
 @balleralert
Tina Turner To Release Autobiography in 2018 鈥 blogged by @MsJennyb 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 Three decades after the release of her first autobiography, TinaTurner will release her second memoir - 鈥淭ina Turner: My Love Story.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 The new book, which is set to be released in October of next year, will aide in celebrating the singer鈥檚 60th anniversary in music. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Atria Books announced the new release on Monday, adding that it will focus on Turner鈥檚 life after Ike Turner, as she struggles to find love and survive a 鈥渓ife-threatening illness.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 The new novel is said to be a sequel to Turner鈥檚 previous memoir, 鈥淚, Tina,鈥 which was turned into the popular film, 鈥淲hat鈥檚 Love Got to Do With It,鈥 starring AngelaBassett. That book and film focused on the abusive relationship between her and her late husband, IkeTurner. Although the two were successful together, Ike鈥檚 history of violence against her led to their separation and subsequent divorce in 1978. Since then though, Turner went on to find solo success in music and film. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 Turner, otherwise known as The Queen of Rock 鈥榥鈥 Roll, is one of the world鈥檚 best selling artists of all time, deemed the most successful female Rock 鈥榥鈥 Roll artist. Now, with the release of her new book, Turner will be looking to match the success of 鈥淚, Tina鈥 which was a worldwide best-seller.

Tina Turner To Release Autobiography in 2018 鈥 blogged by @MsJennyb 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 Three decades after the release of her first autobiog...

memoir: 'Girls Trip' Star Tiffany Haddish Reveals Her Goal in Life ls To Help Her Mother Through Her Mental Illness So "She Can Be My Mama Again" @balleralert Read More: www.balleralert.com 鈥楪irls Trip鈥 Star Tiffany Haddish Reveals Her Goal in Life Is To Help Her Mother Through Her Mental Illness So 鈥淪he Can Be My Mama Again鈥濃 blogged by @MsJennyb 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 TiffanyHaddish is having a year for the books. After her breakout role in the hilarious comedy, 鈥淕irls Trip,鈥 and her historic hosting gig on 鈥淪aturday Night Live,鈥 it鈥檚 safe to say the self-proclaimed black unicorn has reached the top only after years of trial and tribulation. But, the comedian says, through it all, she鈥檚 鈥渏ust super grateful.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 Earlier this week, Haddish spoke with PEOPLE magazine to discuss the best year of her life and her new memoir, 鈥楾he Last Black Unicorn,鈥 where she talks about growing up in foster care, child abuse, and her marriage. She explains how she followed her dreams and made it big, despite the roadblocks she faced along the way. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淚 was told every day I鈥檇 never be nothing,鈥 she said. 鈥淣ow I look in the mirror and say, 鈥楾iffany Haddish, I love and approve of you.鈥 It was all worth it.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 In her early years, her mother, who raised her alongside her grandmother in South Central L.A., got into a car accident that changed her life forever. The accident occurred when Haddish was eight-years-old and left her mother with severe brain damage that led to schizophrenia. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淎fter the accident, oh my God, she would say the worst things to me, like 鈥榊ou look like your ugly ass daddy, I hate him. I hate you,鈥欌 Haddish wrote in her book. 鈥淪he couldn鈥檛 get all her words out, so she鈥檇 just punch me. Just full on. Because of her, I can take a punch like nobody鈥檚 business. Teachers would ask, 鈥榃hy鈥檚 Tiffany鈥檚 lip ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
memoir: 'Girls Trip' Star Tiffany Haddish Reveals Her
 Goal in Life ls To Help Her Mother Through
 Her Mental Illness So "She Can Be My Mama
 Again"
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鈥楪irls Trip鈥 Star Tiffany Haddish Reveals Her Goal in Life Is To Help Her Mother Through Her Mental Illness So 鈥淪he Can Be My Mama Again鈥濃 blogged by @MsJennyb 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 TiffanyHaddish is having a year for the books. After her breakout role in the hilarious comedy, 鈥淕irls Trip,鈥 and her historic hosting gig on 鈥淪aturday Night Live,鈥 it鈥檚 safe to say the self-proclaimed black unicorn has reached the top only after years of trial and tribulation. But, the comedian says, through it all, she鈥檚 鈥渏ust super grateful.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 Earlier this week, Haddish spoke with PEOPLE magazine to discuss the best year of her life and her new memoir, 鈥楾he Last Black Unicorn,鈥 where she talks about growing up in foster care, child abuse, and her marriage. She explains how she followed her dreams and made it big, despite the roadblocks she faced along the way. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淚 was told every day I鈥檇 never be nothing,鈥 she said. 鈥淣ow I look in the mirror and say, 鈥楾iffany Haddish, I love and approve of you.鈥 It was all worth it.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 In her early years, her mother, who raised her alongside her grandmother in South Central L.A., got into a car accident that changed her life forever. The accident occurred when Haddish was eight-years-old and left her mother with severe brain damage that led to schizophrenia. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淎fter the accident, oh my God, she would say the worst things to me, like 鈥榊ou look like your ugly ass daddy, I hate him. I hate you,鈥欌 Haddish wrote in her book. 鈥淪he couldn鈥檛 get all her words out, so she鈥檇 just punch me. Just full on. Because of her, I can take a punch like nobody鈥檚 business. Teachers would ask, 鈥榃hy鈥檚 Tiffany鈥檚 lip ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

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memoir: Joe Biden Talks Potentially Running for President in 2020:"I'm not closing the door" @balleralert Joe Biden Talks Potentially Running for President in 2020: 鈥淚'm not closing the door鈥 - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 Our beloved former vice president JoeBiden sat down with Oprah and TheTodayShow to discuss his new memoir, 鈥淧romise Me Dad," as well as his thoughts on running for president in 2020. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淣ot yet,鈥 Biden said during his 鈥淪uperSoul Sunday鈥 interview with Oprah. 鈥淟ook, I鈥檓 a great respecter of fate. I don鈥檛 plan on running.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 Hopes run high for the day Biden announces he鈥檒l take a shot at leading our country. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淗ere鈥檚 my problem: You know, I learned how to become one of the most popular elected officials in the United States. Announce you鈥檙e not running for president 鈥 it鈥檚 amazing! Boom, you know, it really gets good,鈥 Biden chuckles. 鈥淏ut I鈥檓 asked to speak a lot in political fore, and I鈥檓 doing it not nearly as often as I鈥檓 asked because every time I鈥檓 asked, they translate it into, 鈥業鈥檓 running for president.鈥欌 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 However, during his interview with Today Monday he said he isn鈥檛 exactly ruling the idea out totally. "I honest to God haven't made up my mind about that,'' Biden told Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer. "I'm not closing the door. I've been around too long." 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 As of right now, the 74-year-old said he鈥檇 like to focus on his family and book, which details his journey with his son, who battled brain cancer. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 He continued: 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淚 can tell you honestly, if the Lord Almighty came down and sat in the middle of the table and said, 'Joe, the nomination is yours but you have to take it now, I would say no,''' he said. "We're working through a whole lot, we're getting there, and I want to focus on my book." Would you be up for Joe Biden running for president in 2020?
memoir: Joe Biden Talks Potentially Running
 for President in 2020:"I'm not closing
 the door"
 @balleralert
Joe Biden Talks Potentially Running for President in 2020: 鈥淚'm not closing the door鈥 - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 Our beloved former vice president JoeBiden sat down with Oprah and TheTodayShow to discuss his new memoir, 鈥淧romise Me Dad," as well as his thoughts on running for president in 2020. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淣ot yet,鈥 Biden said during his 鈥淪uperSoul Sunday鈥 interview with Oprah. 鈥淟ook, I鈥檓 a great respecter of fate. I don鈥檛 plan on running.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 Hopes run high for the day Biden announces he鈥檒l take a shot at leading our country. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淗ere鈥檚 my problem: You know, I learned how to become one of the most popular elected officials in the United States. Announce you鈥檙e not running for president 鈥 it鈥檚 amazing! Boom, you know, it really gets good,鈥 Biden chuckles. 鈥淏ut I鈥檓 asked to speak a lot in political fore, and I鈥檓 doing it not nearly as often as I鈥檓 asked because every time I鈥檓 asked, they translate it into, 鈥業鈥檓 running for president.鈥欌 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 However, during his interview with Today Monday he said he isn鈥檛 exactly ruling the idea out totally. "I honest to God haven't made up my mind about that,'' Biden told Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer. "I'm not closing the door. I've been around too long." 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 As of right now, the 74-year-old said he鈥檇 like to focus on his family and book, which details his journey with his son, who battled brain cancer. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 He continued: 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淚 can tell you honestly, if the Lord Almighty came down and sat in the middle of the table and said, 'Joe, the nomination is yours but you have to take it now, I would say no,''' he said. "We're working through a whole lot, we're getting there, and I want to focus on my book." Would you be up for Joe Biden running for president in 2020?

Joe Biden Talks Potentially Running for President in 2020: 鈥淚'm not closing the door鈥 - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 O...

memoir: Crucified Armenian Christian Girls Islam is responsible for the ARMENIAN GENOCIDE, in which 2 million Armenian Christians were murdered and starved to death by the Ottoman Caliphate. This is what ISLAM does to our Christian girls. SHARIA LAW is evil, Muslim leaders in America are working to a Caliphate in America <p><a href="https://patron-saint-of-smart-asses.tumblr.com/post/167169381419/empiricalanecdotes-impulsebyimpulse-no-you" class="tumblr_blog">patron-saint-of-smart-asses</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://empiricalanecdotes.tumblr.com/post/160123029607/impulsebyimpulse-no-you-do-not-get-to-turn-the" class="tumblr_blog">empiricalanecdotes</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://impulsebyimpulse.tumblr.com/post/160105400925/no-you-do-not-get-to-turn-the-systematic-slaughter" class="tumblr_blog">impulsebyimpulse</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>NO</p> <p>You do not get to turn the systematic slaughter of my ancestors into your crusade! This was not Islam. This was not about religion! This was about race. This was about the Turkish government seeing a minority they could exploit and use as scape goat鈥檚 for the Ottoman empire collapsing. This was about the Armenians siding with Russia in World War I and conflicts before hand.</p> <p>As a woman of Armenian descent and as a proud Christian <i>HOW DARE YOU</i>聽use my people鈥檚 suffering as fodder for your hatred and ill will. You don鈥檛 care about Armenians. You don鈥檛 care about these girls. You care about getting people to believe as you do or die for refusing.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://www.thecommentator.com/article/5790/ignoring_the_armenian_genocide_by_the_last_islamic_caliphate">http://www.thecommentator.com/article/5790/ignoring_the_armenian_genocide_by_the_last_islamic_caliphate</a><br/></p> <h2><b> Ignoring the Armenian genocide by the last Islamic caliphate</b></h2> <h2>The genocide of Armenian Christians by Ottoman Muslims was very real, so was the appalling torture. Women were raped and crucified, people had horseshoes nailed to their feet as they were marched through the streets. Unspeakable atrocities were perpetrated. Yet almost no-one in the Islamic world, and too few in the West will acknowledge it even happened.</h2> <p>As the world continues to look on in dismay at the barbaric atrocities committed against Christian minorities by the Islamic State 鈥 the self-proclaimed new 鈥渃aliphate鈥 鈥 today, April 24, marks the genocide of Armenian and other Christian minorities by Turkey鈥檚 Islamic Ottoman Empire, the last caliphate.</p> <p>Most <a href="http://www.anca.org/genocide/denial.php">American historians</a> who have examined the question agree that what the Armenians experienced was a deliberate, calculated genocide:</p> <p>More than one million Armenians perished as the result of execution, starvation, disease, the harsh environment, and physical abuse. A people who lived in eastern Turkey for nearly 3,000 years [that is, 2,500 years before the Islamic Turks invaded and occupied Anatolia, now known as 鈥淭urkey鈥漖 lost its homeland and was profoundly decimated in the first large-scale genocide of the twentieth century. At the beginning of 1915 there were some two million Armenians within Turkey; today there are fewer than 60,000.</p> <p>One-and-a-half million Armenians were eradicated. If early 20<sup>th</sup> century Turkey had had the apparatuses and technology to execute in mass 鈥 such as 1940s Germany鈥檚 gas chambers 鈥 the entire Armenian population could well have been annihilated.</p> <p>The atrocities suffered by Armenian and other Christian minorities are too long to list. As occurs under the current caliphate 鈥 the Islamic State 鈥 the Muslims of the Ottoman caliphate abducted, raped, and slaughtered or sold countless Christian women and children on the Muslim slave markets.</p> <p>Armenian Christians were also sadistically tortured 鈥 as Christians are today under the Islamic State.</p> <p>On <a href="http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/lloyd-billingsley/the-islamic-state-then-and-now/">FrontPage Magazine</a>, Lloyd Billingsley writes:</p> <p>Torture squads would apply red-hot irons, tear off flesh with hot pincers, then pour boiled butter into the wounds. The soles of the feet would be beaten, slashed, and laced with salt. Dr. Mehmed Reshid tortured Armenians by nailing horseshoes to their feet and marching them through the streets. He also crucified them on makeshift crosses.</p> <p>The Muslims hacked Armenians to pieces and dashed infants on the rocks before their mothers. They burned bodies not for sanitary reasons but in search of gold coins they believed the Armenians had swallowed. The Muslims also tore apart the victims鈥 feces in the search for gold. U.S. consul Leslie Davis, a former attorney and journalist, documented the Islamic zeal.</p> <p>鈥淲e could all hear them piously calling upon Allah to bless them in their efforts to kill the hated Christians,鈥 Davis wrote. 鈥淣ight after night this same chant went up to heaven and day after day these Turks carried on their bloody work.鈥 Around Lake Goeljik, Davis wrote, 鈥渢housands and thousands of Armenians, mostly innocent and helpless women and children, were butchered on its shores and barbarously mutilated.鈥</p> <p>In her memoir, Ravished Armenia, <a href="http://www.genocide-museum.am/eng/online_exhibition_6.php">Aurora Mardiganian</a> described being raped and thrown into a harem 鈥 <a href="http://www.raymondibrahim.com/islam/muhammad-and-islams-sex-slaves/">akin to the experiences of today鈥檚 non-Muslims under Islamic State authority</a>.</p> <p>Unlike thousands of other Armenian girls who were killed after being defiled, she managed to escape. She recalls seeing <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=r_O_lkCGHOsC&amp;pg=PA107&amp;lpg=PA107&amp;dq=%E2%80%9CEach+girl+had+been+nailed+alive+upon+her+cross,+spikes+through+her+feet+and+hands,%E2%80%9D&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=610-sOzCgq&amp;sig=3Na9l_6_2Bci2ulLu7HOFVxsYD0&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=cAp4UYyRIqXriwK0rYGICw&amp;ved=0CEAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&amp;q=%E2%80%9CEach%20girl%20had%20been%20nailed%20alive%20upon%20her%20cross%2C%20spikes%20through%20her%20feet%20and%20hands%2C%E2%80%9D&amp;f=false">16 Christian girls crucified</a> in Malatia: 鈥淓ach girl had been nailed alive upon her cross, spikes through her feet and hands, only their hair blown by the wind, covered their bodies.鈥</p> <p>Because there is no dearth of evidence concerning the historical reality of the Armenian Genocide, 44 U.S. States have recognized it. South Dakota, which recently joined the list, <a href="http://armenianweekly.com/2015/02/26/south-dakota/">passed a resolution</a> in February 2015 calling on</p> <p>Congress and the president of the United States to formally and consistently recognize and reaffirm the historical truth that the atrocities committed against the Armenian, Greek, and other Christians living in their historical homelands in Anatolia constituted genocide and to work towards equitable, stable, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations.</p> <p>Turkey, of course, continues to deny that its forbears ever committed any genocide. As a group of American academics <a href="http://www.anca.org/assets/pdf/armenian_genocide_reference/professionalethics_lifton.pdf">wrote back in 1995</a>,</p> <p>Despite the vast amount of evidence that points to the historical reality of the Armenian Genocide 鈥 eyewitness accounts, official archives, photographic evidence, the reports of diplomats, and the testimony of survivors 鈥 denial of the Armenian Genocide by successive regimes in Turkey has gone on from 1915 to the present.</p> <p>Nor is the Islamic government of Turkey alone in denying the genocide. President Obama still refuses to acknowledge it 鈥 even though when he was running for office in 2008 <a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20081117033141/http:/www.barackobama.com/2008/01/19/barack_obama_on_the_importance.php">he professed his</a>:</p> <p>firmly held conviction that the Armenian Genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence. The facts are undeniable鈥. 聽[A]s President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide鈥. 聽America deserves a leader who speaks truthfully about the Armenian Genocide and responds forcefully to all genocides. I intend to be that president.</p> <p>Since taking office, Obama has refused to stand by his word. On Tuesday, April 21, the White House announced that it would again, for the seventh year since Obama鈥檚 pledge, not use the word 鈥済enocide,鈥 thereby disappointing many human rights activists.</p> <p>Writes the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/world/europe/white-house-acknowledges-armenian-genocide-but-avoids-the-term.html?_r=0">New York Times</a>:</p> <p>The president鈥檚 continued resistance to the word stood in contrast to a stance by Pope Francis, who recently called the massacres 鈥渢he first genocide of the 20th century鈥 and equated them to mass killings by the Nazis and Soviets. The European Parliament, which first recognized the genocide in 1987, passed a resolution last week calling on Turkey to 鈥渃ome to terms with its past.鈥</p> <p>The Armenian National Committee of America responded by saying: 鈥淭he president鈥檚 surrender represents a national disgrace. It is a betrayal of the truth, and it is a betrayal of trust.鈥 聽The Armenian Assembly of America said 鈥淗is failure to use the term genocide represents a major blow for human rights advocates.鈥</p> <p>But the president鈥檚 actions are consistent in other ways. Put differently, it is no marvel that Obama denies the genocide of Armenian and other Christian minorities at the hands of Muslims from a century ago, when one considers that he denies the rampant Muslim persecution of Christians taking place under 鈥 <a href="http://www.raymondibrahim.com/muslim-persecution-of-christians/confirmed-u-s-chief-facilitator-of-christian-persecution/">and often partly because of</a> 鈥 his leadership today.</p> <p>Raymond Ibrahim, a regular contributor to <a href="http://www.thecommentator.com/">The Commentator</a>, is author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1621570258/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1621570258&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=uhurnetw-20">Crucified Again: Exposing Islam鈥檚 New War on Christians</a></p> </blockquote> <p> 鈥淵ou care about getting people to believe as you do or die for refusing.鈥 <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mmzaZqAtysnVR1iZrVV8erw">@impulsebyimpulse</a> I鈥檓 pretty sure that鈥檚 what the Caliphate did to the Armenians and what IS is doing now to their own enemies; are you really convinced this tumblr post is calling for the death of people who deny the Muslim involvement in these genocides and terror attacks? Get a grip, preferably in reality.<br/></p></blockquote> Sane person: &ldquo;So anyway this horrible genocide was committed by Muslims.&rdquo; <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mmzaZqAtysnVR1iZrVV8erw">@impulsebyimpulse</a>: &ldquo;HOW DARE YOU BRING THAT UP! YOU JUST WANT AN EXCUSE FOR HATRED!&rdquo; Not every genocide was committed by Muslims, but this particular one was. It&rsquo;s a statement of fact and you don&rsquo;t get to get upset about it because it might make Muslims look bad.
memoir: Crucified Armenian Christian Girls
 Islam is responsible for the ARMENIAN GENOCIDE, in which 2 million
 Armenian Christians were murdered and starved to death by the Ottoman
 Caliphate. This is what ISLAM does to our Christian girls. SHARIA LAW is
 evil, Muslim leaders in America are working to a Caliphate in America
<p><a href="https://patron-saint-of-smart-asses.tumblr.com/post/167169381419/empiricalanecdotes-impulsebyimpulse-no-you" class="tumblr_blog">patron-saint-of-smart-asses</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://empiricalanecdotes.tumblr.com/post/160123029607/impulsebyimpulse-no-you-do-not-get-to-turn-the" class="tumblr_blog">empiricalanecdotes</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://impulsebyimpulse.tumblr.com/post/160105400925/no-you-do-not-get-to-turn-the-systematic-slaughter" class="tumblr_blog">impulsebyimpulse</a>:</p>
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<p>NO</p>
<p>You do not get to turn the systematic slaughter of my ancestors into your crusade! This was not Islam. This was not about religion! This was about race. This was about the Turkish government seeing a minority they could exploit and use as scape goat鈥檚 for the Ottoman empire collapsing. This was about the Armenians siding with Russia in World War I and conflicts before hand.</p>
<p>As a woman of Armenian descent and as a proud Christian <i>HOW DARE YOU</i>聽use my people鈥檚 suffering as fodder for your hatred and ill will. You don鈥檛 care about Armenians. You don鈥檛 care about these girls. You care about getting people to believe as you do or die for refusing.<br/></p>
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<p><a href="http://www.thecommentator.com/article/5790/ignoring_the_armenian_genocide_by_the_last_islamic_caliphate">http://www.thecommentator.com/article/5790/ignoring_the_armenian_genocide_by_the_last_islamic_caliphate</a><br/></p>
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Ignoring the Armenian genocide by the last Islamic caliphate</b></h2>
<h2>The genocide of Armenian Christians by Ottoman Muslims was very real, so was the appalling torture. Women were raped and crucified, people had horseshoes nailed to their feet as they were marched through the streets. Unspeakable atrocities were perpetrated. Yet almost no-one in the Islamic world, and too few in the West will acknowledge it even happened.</h2>
<p>As the world continues to look on in dismay at the barbaric atrocities committed against Christian minorities by the Islamic State 鈥 the self-proclaimed new 鈥渃aliphate鈥 鈥 today, April 24, marks the genocide of Armenian and other Christian minorities by Turkey鈥檚 Islamic Ottoman Empire, the last caliphate.</p>
<p>Most <a href="http://www.anca.org/genocide/denial.php">American historians</a> who have examined the question agree that what the Armenians experienced was a deliberate, calculated genocide:</p>
<p>More than one million Armenians perished as the result of execution, starvation, disease, the harsh environment, and physical abuse. A people who lived in eastern Turkey for nearly 3,000 years [that is, 2,500 years before the Islamic Turks invaded and occupied Anatolia, now known as 鈥淭urkey鈥漖 lost its homeland and was profoundly decimated in the first large-scale genocide of the twentieth century. At the beginning of 1915 there were some two million Armenians within Turkey; today there are fewer than 60,000.</p>
<p>One-and-a-half million Armenians were eradicated. If early 20<sup>th</sup> century Turkey had had the apparatuses and technology to execute in mass 鈥 such as 1940s Germany鈥檚 gas chambers 鈥 the entire Armenian population could well have been annihilated.</p>
<p>The atrocities suffered by Armenian and other Christian minorities are too long to list. As occurs under the current caliphate 鈥 the Islamic State 鈥 the Muslims of the Ottoman caliphate abducted, raped, and slaughtered or sold countless Christian women and children on the Muslim slave markets.</p>
<p>Armenian Christians were also sadistically tortured 鈥 as Christians are today under the Islamic State.</p>
<p>On <a href="http://www.frontpagemag.com/2015/lloyd-billingsley/the-islamic-state-then-and-now/">FrontPage Magazine</a>, Lloyd Billingsley writes:</p>
<p>Torture squads would apply red-hot irons, tear off flesh with hot pincers, then pour boiled butter into the wounds. The soles of the feet would be beaten, slashed, and laced with salt. Dr. Mehmed Reshid tortured Armenians by nailing horseshoes to their feet and marching them through the streets. He also crucified them on makeshift crosses.</p>
<p>The Muslims hacked Armenians to pieces and dashed infants on the rocks before their mothers. They burned bodies not for sanitary reasons but in search of gold coins they believed the Armenians had swallowed. The Muslims also tore apart the victims鈥 feces in the search for gold. U.S. consul Leslie Davis, a former attorney and journalist, documented the Islamic zeal.</p>
<p>鈥淲e could all hear them piously calling upon Allah to bless them in their efforts to kill the hated Christians,鈥 Davis wrote. 鈥淣ight after night this same chant went up to heaven and day after day these Turks carried on their bloody work.鈥 Around Lake Goeljik, Davis wrote, 鈥渢housands and thousands of Armenians, mostly innocent and helpless women and children, were butchered on its shores and barbarously mutilated.鈥</p>
<p>In her memoir, Ravished Armenia, <a href="http://www.genocide-museum.am/eng/online_exhibition_6.php">Aurora Mardiganian</a> described being raped and thrown into a harem 鈥 <a href="http://www.raymondibrahim.com/islam/muhammad-and-islams-sex-slaves/">akin to the experiences of today鈥檚 non-Muslims under Islamic State authority</a>.</p>
<p>Unlike thousands of other Armenian girls who were killed after being defiled, she managed to escape. She recalls seeing <a href="http://books.google.com/books?id=r_O_lkCGHOsC&amp;pg=PA107&amp;lpg=PA107&amp;dq=%E2%80%9CEach+girl+had+been+nailed+alive+upon+her+cross,+spikes+through+her+feet+and+hands,%E2%80%9D&amp;source=bl&amp;ots=610-sOzCgq&amp;sig=3Na9l_6_2Bci2ulLu7HOFVxsYD0&amp;hl=en&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=cAp4UYyRIqXriwK0rYGICw&amp;ved=0CEAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&amp;q=%E2%80%9CEach%20girl%20had%20been%20nailed%20alive%20upon%20her%20cross%2C%20spikes%20through%20her%20feet%20and%20hands%2C%E2%80%9D&amp;f=false">16 Christian girls crucified</a> in Malatia: 鈥淓ach girl had been nailed alive upon her cross, spikes through her feet and hands, only their hair blown by the wind, covered their bodies.鈥</p>
<p>Because there is no dearth of evidence concerning the historical reality of the Armenian Genocide, 44 U.S. States have recognized it. South Dakota, which recently joined the list, <a href="http://armenianweekly.com/2015/02/26/south-dakota/">passed a resolution</a> in February 2015 calling on</p>
<p>Congress and the president of the United States to formally and consistently recognize and reaffirm the historical truth that the atrocities committed against the Armenian, Greek, and other Christians living in their historical homelands in Anatolia constituted genocide and to work towards equitable, stable, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations.</p>
<p>Turkey, of course, continues to deny that its forbears ever committed any genocide. As a group of American academics <a href="http://www.anca.org/assets/pdf/armenian_genocide_reference/professionalethics_lifton.pdf">wrote back in 1995</a>,</p>
<p>Despite the vast amount of evidence that points to the historical reality of the Armenian Genocide 鈥 eyewitness accounts, official archives, photographic evidence, the reports of diplomats, and the testimony of survivors 鈥 denial of the Armenian Genocide by successive regimes in Turkey has gone on from 1915 to the present.</p>
<p>Nor is the Islamic government of Turkey alone in denying the genocide. President Obama still refuses to acknowledge it 鈥 even though when he was running for office in 2008 <a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20081117033141/http:/www.barackobama.com/2008/01/19/barack_obama_on_the_importance.php">he professed his</a>:</p>
<p>firmly held conviction that the Armenian Genocide is not an allegation, a personal opinion, or a point of view, but rather a widely documented fact supported by an overwhelming body of historical evidence. The facts are undeniable鈥. 聽[A]s President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide鈥. 聽America deserves a leader who speaks truthfully about the Armenian Genocide and responds forcefully to all genocides. I intend to be that president.</p>
<p>Since taking office, Obama has refused to stand by his word. On Tuesday, April 21, the White House announced that it would again, for the seventh year since Obama鈥檚 pledge, not use the word 鈥済enocide,鈥 thereby disappointing many human rights activists.</p>
<p>Writes the <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/world/europe/white-house-acknowledges-armenian-genocide-but-avoids-the-term.html?_r=0">New York Times</a>:</p>
<p>The president鈥檚 continued resistance to the word stood in contrast to a stance by Pope Francis, who recently called the massacres 鈥渢he first genocide of the 20th century鈥 and equated them to mass killings by the Nazis and Soviets. The European Parliament, which first recognized the genocide in 1987, passed a resolution last week calling on Turkey to 鈥渃ome to terms with its past.鈥</p>
<p>The Armenian National Committee of America responded by saying: 鈥淭he president鈥檚 surrender represents a national disgrace. It is a betrayal of the truth, and it is a betrayal of trust.鈥 聽The Armenian Assembly of America said 鈥淗is failure to use the term genocide represents a major blow for human rights advocates.鈥</p>
<p>But the president鈥檚 actions are consistent in other ways. Put differently, it is no marvel that Obama denies the genocide of Armenian and other Christian minorities at the hands of Muslims from a century ago, when one considers that he denies the rampant Muslim persecution of Christians taking place under 鈥 <a href="http://www.raymondibrahim.com/muslim-persecution-of-christians/confirmed-u-s-chief-facilitator-of-christian-persecution/">and often partly because of</a> 鈥 his leadership today.</p>
<p>Raymond Ibrahim, a regular contributor to <a href="http://www.thecommentator.com/">The Commentator</a>, is author of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1621570258/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1621570258&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=uhurnetw-20">Crucified Again: Exposing Islam鈥檚 New War on Christians</a></p>
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鈥淵ou care about getting people to believe as you do or die for refusing.鈥 <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mmzaZqAtysnVR1iZrVV8erw">@impulsebyimpulse</a> I鈥檓 pretty sure that鈥檚 what the Caliphate did to the Armenians and what IS is doing now to their own enemies; are you really convinced this tumblr post is calling for the death of people who deny the Muslim involvement in these genocides and terror attacks? Get a grip, preferably in reality.<br/></p></blockquote>

Sane person: &ldquo;So anyway this horrible genocide was committed by Muslims.&rdquo;
<a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mmzaZqAtysnVR1iZrVV8erw">@impulsebyimpulse</a>: &ldquo;HOW DARE YOU BRING THAT UP! YOU JUST WANT AN EXCUSE FOR HATRED!&rdquo;

Not every genocide was committed by Muslims, but this particular one was. It&rsquo;s a statement of fact and you don&rsquo;t get to get upset about it because it might make Muslims look bad.

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memoir: Gabrielle Union Talks Fertility Issues in New Book: "l Have Had Eight or Nine Miscarriages" @balleralert Gabrielle Union Talks Fertility Issues in New Book: 鈥淚 Have Had Eight or Nine Miscarriages鈥 - blogged by @MsJennyb 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 In two weeks, actress Gabrielle Union will release her first ever memoir, titled 鈥淲e鈥檙e Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 Nearly six months ago, Union released the cover of her brand new book, where she unveils the struggles and subsequent triumphs that have molded her into the woman she is today. On Wednesday, PEOPLE magazine released an exclusive excerpt of the new memoir, where the actress details her infertility issues in several attempts to have a baby with NBA star husband, Dwyane Wade. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淚 have had eight or nine miscarriages,鈥 the 44-year-old wrote. 鈥淔or three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant 鈥 I鈥檝e either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 Although the actress has opened up about IVF before, she declined to detail the struggles she has faced after three years of failed cycles. But, throughout the heartbreaking trauma, she revealed that she and her husband 鈥渞emain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we鈥檝e both dreamed of.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淔or so many women, and not just women in the spotlight, people feel very entitled to know, 鈥楧o you want kids?鈥欌 she told PEOPLE, after revealing that she never wanted to have children until she became a stepmom to her husband鈥檚 three son鈥檚 and nephew. 鈥淎 lot of people, especially people that have fertility issues, just say 鈥榥o鈥 because that鈥檚 a lot easier ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
memoir: Gabrielle Union Talks Fertility Issues in
 New Book: "l Have Had Eight or Nine
 Miscarriages"
 @balleralert
Gabrielle Union Talks Fertility Issues in New Book: 鈥淚 Have Had Eight or Nine Miscarriages鈥 - blogged by @MsJennyb 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 In two weeks, actress Gabrielle Union will release her first ever memoir, titled 鈥淲e鈥檙e Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 Nearly six months ago, Union released the cover of her brand new book, where she unveils the struggles and subsequent triumphs that have molded her into the woman she is today. On Wednesday, PEOPLE magazine released an exclusive excerpt of the new memoir, where the actress details her infertility issues in several attempts to have a baby with NBA star husband, Dwyane Wade. 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淚 have had eight or nine miscarriages,鈥 the 44-year-old wrote. 鈥淔or three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant 鈥 I鈥檝e either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle, or coming out of an IVF cycle.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 Although the actress has opened up about IVF before, she declined to detail the struggles she has faced after three years of failed cycles. But, throughout the heartbreaking trauma, she revealed that she and her husband 鈥渞emain bursting with love and ready to do anything to meet the child we鈥檝e both dreamed of.鈥 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鈥淔or so many women, and not just women in the spotlight, people feel very entitled to know, 鈥楧o you want kids?鈥欌 she told PEOPLE, after revealing that she never wanted to have children until she became a stepmom to her husband鈥檚 three son鈥檚 and nephew. 鈥淎 lot of people, especially people that have fertility issues, just say 鈥榥o鈥 because that鈥檚 a lot easier ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Gabrielle Union Talks Fertility Issues in New Book: 鈥淚 Have Had Eight or Nine Miscarriages鈥 - blogged by @MsJennyb 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅鉅 In two...