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Irina Ratushinskaya was an inspiration. I’ve mentioned her here before, having had a fluke encounter in a bookshop. She proved remarkably resilient in the most
The 2020 VE day is the 75th. We can’t witness great spectacles and commemoration events because of the virus. Everything is much more low-key, necessarily.
This will probably seem a very odd inclusion into the Echoes series. After all, journalism is as ephemeral as it gets. Most of it is
Previous posts Anti-Semitism in the UK: 1. 75 years after Auschwitz… Anti-Semitism in the UK: 2. The challenge of definitions Now I’m super-conscious that the
Having just heard of her death – see WAPO, Guardian, Wiki – it seems appropriate to repost my post from 2010. I can’t now remember exactly
Apparently there were only 19 hours of sunshine in Berlin between 1st January and 22nd March – a record low. Such absolute greyness is oppressive.
The proverbial ‘out of the fryingpan into thefire’ could have been minted especially for Lev Mishchenko, one half of the extraordinary couple at the heart