Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

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OK, I accept this might be OT, but with Holocaust Memorial day I thought this was a nice story of human interest. A cross of culture in the face of war. I hope other find it worth reading, and listening to.


Afro-Jewish band dominated Nazi-occupied Denmark’s music scene

The mere notion of an Afro-Danish orchestra with three black musicians and a Jewish woman that sold out all the biggest Copenhagen venues during the German occupation – when the Nazis were practically goose-stepping through the streets – is surreal,” says lecturer Anne Dvinge from the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies.

Anne Dvinge has just published an article about Harlem Kiddies entitled ’Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Afro-Danish jazz band Harlem Kiddies and discourses of race and resistance in 1940s Denmark’ in the international journal African and Black Diaspora.

In the article, she describes how the Harlem Kiddies, which consisted of Afro-Danish musicians Jimmy and Johnny Campbell, Kaj Timmermann, and Jewish singer Raquel Rastenni, became a major hit during World War II. And she explains how a wartime orchestra with this extraordinary line-up could become so popular.
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Revealed: How a Soviet general inspired Holocaust Memorial Day

If you understand the scope of the holocaust, you will understand the desperate need the jewish people had for a homeland, not just as a nation of people but as a reconnection to their faith and god, to their heritage.

They need a place where they could be safe. Where the horrors and the hate would never happen to them again. Why security of Israel is so important to the jewish people.
 
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Fighting racism from Jordan

January 29, 2014
Special Dispatch No.5623

Article On Jordanian Website: The Lessons Of The Holocaust Are International; All Peoples Must Combat Racism And Extremism


On January 28, 2014, on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, the Jordanian news website almamlakahnews.com posted an article stating that the Holocaust is the most heinous crime in human history and that all peoples must learn a lesson from it. The article added that, even though the German Nazi regime has ceased to exist, antisemitism has not passed from the world, and even today we witness attacks on Jews. Hence, antisemitism must be fought, along with all other racist and extremist ideologies that ultimately lead only to bloodshed.

It should be noted that the article was also posted on the website's Facebook page, which has approximately 10,000 followers.The following are excerpts:


Image: Almamlakahnews Facebook page.....................
 

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