INTO THE ARMS OF STRANGERS ; STORIES OF THE KINDER TRANSPORT

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After the German Wehrmacht invaded Austria in March 1938 and annexed it as part of the Third Reich, Hitler’s S.S. introduced their oppressive ant-Jewish laws within a matter of weeks.  Very soon thousands of Austrian Jews (and other political opponents) were rounded up and ‘disappeared’ and each day the terror and violence increased and the … Continue reading



THE MILL AND THE CROSS

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Polish director Lech Majewski’s narrative is the story of how Pieter Bruegel the Elder painted his masterpiece ‘The Way to Calvary’ in 1564.  It relates of the painstaking way that Bruegel took with every minute detail of all the many characters and action that take place on his canvas. What few words are spoken are … Continue reading



PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE

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I can hardly claim the authorship of this title because I must confess that before I sat down to watch this documentary, I have never even heard of Paul Goodman.  Ooops!  But I know now that he was man of many gifts; he was a critic, sociologist, philosopher, poet, novelist, playwright, essayist, practicing psychiatrist, an … Continue reading




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