"Those of us teaching British history in the United States, or even in Britain, often find ourselves acting as a countervailing force. Our students arrive expecting juicy details about the affective lives of royals and aristocrats. Violence is not Amritsar but Jack the Ripper, the Industrial Revolution is not Manchester but the Hogwarts Express, and the empire is not the Mau Mau but a princess and her husband watching hippos graze at night from their tree house." ... See MoreSee Less
Last year, walking through a quiet, cobbled neighborhood in West London, my girlfriend and I noticed that something around us had changed. The people had disappeared, and we were suddenly surrounded b...
The shops were packed with groceries, hardware
Toys, sweets and anything to wear
The smell of tobacco and vinegar hung in the air
And a balancing scale stood on the counter
Next to the till and a coff...
‘Besa’ is a code of honour deeply rooted in Albanian culture that demands that one takes responsibility for the lives of others in their time of need. Please join the Cape Town Holocaust Centre for the opening of the photographic exhibition 'Besa - A Code of Honour' by Norman Gershman, which shows some of the Albanian Muslims whose families sheltered and protected Jews during the Nazi occupation of their country. Mon 11 December, 6pm, 88 Hatfield St, Gardens. Light refreshments will be served. Booking essential: 021 462 5553 / firstname.lastname@example.org ... See MoreSee Less