Daily Archives: July 6, 2018

Lviv Citadel/Stalag 328

This was a bit hard to find, on a hilltop in the center of the city, surrounded by trees. In the 1970s it was easy to find buildings in Belgium and Germany that still had shell holes, and Petra and … Continue reading

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Monument to Communist Crimes

I like the power of the figure here. This man or woman has broken through a prison bar, and it’s not clear if they may now fall, but they are free. I like this monument.

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Lonsky Prison National Memorial Museum

The oral histories excerpted on the prison museum walls reminded me of those in the KGB prison in Vilnius. For these people the Nazi time was just one phase in decades of Soviet terror. I wrote in the visitors’ book … Continue reading

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Brygidki

This was one of three Lviv prisons where political prisoners were murdered by the NKVD as the Soviets retreated in the first weeks of the Nazi invasion of the USSR. The Nazi discovery of thousands of decomposing corpses ostensibly killed … Continue reading

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Janowska concentration camp

You can read about Janowska here.

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Mike Pompeo to give Kim Jong-un ‘Rocket Man CD’ during nuclear talks

Guardian: The CD is not the first bizarre White House offering to Pyongyang. During their summit, the US and North Korean delegations watched a four-minute video, made in the style of a Hollywood trailer, setting out the North’s stark choice: … Continue reading

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Monument to the Murdered Lviv Professors

Monument as seen from the street. It’s visible, if you know where to look. So “murdered by the Nazis” is a phrase easier to write than defend. The professors were murdered by Ukrainians under Nazi direction. Many of the names … Continue reading

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