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PAX, LUX ET VERITAS SINCE 1965
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Created by John Eipper on 08/19/10 5:00 PM

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Crime (Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/26/11 12:55 am)

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Execution of John Wayne Gacy, May 10th, 1994 (David Duggan, USA, 05/10/19 1:35 pm) For those who may not remember it, today is the 25th anniversary of the execution of John Wayne Gacy, still the all-time leader of serial killers with convictions of 33 murders, all young boys. The bo ...
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Mueller Indicts 12 Russian Nationals for DNC Hack (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 07/15/18 6:36 am) I have received an interesting email, from which I quote: "Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday in the hacking of the Democratic National Comm ...
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Orlando Nightclub Shooter Omar Mateen; "Bacha Bazi" (Massoud Malek, USA, 06/14/16 3:29 am) In a video, Seddique Mateen, the father of Omar Mateen, who committed the worst mass shooting in the US history, said: "He was a good and educated son; the sight of two men in Miami kissing anger ...
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Individuals (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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A Historic Family Photo Gallery (Patrick Mears, -Germany, 07/29/20 2:32 pm) As part of my decades-long research in family genealogy, I'd like to share a few old family photos and a postcard. This postcard is of the Durant-Dort Carriage Works near downtown Flint, whi ...
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Prof. Hawking, RIP (John Heelan, -UK, 03/14/18 5:11 am) On the day when the UK grieves the loss of one of its most brilliant minds, we should remember Hawking's quote, "On why the universe exists:  If we find the answer to that, it would be t ...
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Siegfried Sassoon (John Eipper, USA, 01/01/06 6:49 am) Paul Pitlick sends this New York Times (12/27/05) review of a new book about Siegfried Sassoon, the father of WAISer George Sassoon: A Wounded Poet Who Sang the Crucible of a Genera ...
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Holocausts (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 01/27/20 2:06 pm) Yesterday I read a news item that was astonishing, to say the least. A significant percentage of European and US young people do not know what the Holocaust and Auschwitz were.  According to the ...
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75th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation: January 27th (Edward Jajko, USA, 01/21/20 3:56 am) A brief note, based in reading excerpts from the online version of the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza as well as occasional looks into BBC News, Reuters, and The Guardian: T ...
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My Time as a Consultant with the US Holocaust Museum (Leo Goldberger, USA, 09/18/15 3:04 pm) To answer John E's question, I was indeed a consultant to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC in its exhibition planning stage. There were three of us, the literary critic Lawrence ...
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Turkish Holocaust (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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German Parliament Recognizes Armenian Genocide (Bienvenido Macario, USA, 06/03/16 5:14 am) I think it is important to bring closure to this dark chapter of World War I, if the former Ottoman Empire is to have a good and lasting relationship with its non-Muslim European neighbors as modern-d ...
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Armenia, 100 Years Later (Richard Hancock, USA, 04/02/16 6:03 am) The April 2016 National Geographic has a melancholy article, "Ghost Lands: A century-old slaughter still haunts Turkey and Armenia," by Paul Salopek. This is part five of his serie ...
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Genocide Against the Armenian People, 1915 (Henry Levin, USA, 01/07/15 6:42 am) I'd like to call to WAISers' attention the following article in the New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/m ...
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History (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam: October 15th, 1969 (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 10/15/21 2:12 am) Some people speak about the decadence of the American Empire. We might trace the beginnings of this decadence to 15 October 1969, with the "Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam" mass protes ...
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History's Ten Largest Empires (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 10/04/21 3:00 am) An article about empires appeared today in the press, which may shed further light on a recent WAIS discussion. The article refers to the 10 largest empires in history, in the sense of conquest ...
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Celts in Central Europe: An Exhibit in Prague (Paul Pitlick, USA, 10/03/21 5:34 am) Patrick Mears has recently written on the Celts in Ireland.  About two years ago on a visit to Prague, the National Museum had an exhibit on Celts in Central Europe. That was i ...
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