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Anton Kannemeyer

O que nos separa

As autoridades da cidade de Tobolsk, na Rússia , decidiram levantar um monumento "Aos defensores da Pátria em todas as épocas" num dos bairros. O pano que cobria a lápide preta foi descerrada no dia em que se comemora o 74º aniversário da invasão da União Soviética pelas tropas alemãs. O escândalo rebentou imediatamente, pois os observadores mais atentos notaram que na lápide tinha sido gravado o busto de Werner Goldberg, um soldado alemão que foi escolhido pela propaganda nazi para representar o "soldado alemão ideal".

Once Upon A Time

Most of Iraq’s Christians call themselves Assyrians, Chaldeans or Syriac, different names for a common ethnicity rooted in the Mesopotamian kingdoms that flourished between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers thousands of years before Jesus. Christianity arrived during the first century, according to Eusebius, an early church historian. From Greece to Egypt, this was the eastern half of Christendom, a fractious community divided by doctrinal differences that persist today: various Catholic churches, the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, and the Assyrian Church of the East. When the first Islamic armies arrived from the Arabian Peninsula during the seventh century, the Assyrian Church of the East was sending missionaries to China, India and Mongolia. The shift from Christianity to Islam happened gradually. Much as the worship of Eastern cults largely gave way to Christianity, Christianity gave way to Islam. For 1,500 years, different religions thrived side by side. One hundred years ago, t


I distrust a convinced fanatic far more than I distrust an averagely compromised man.  Nick Cohen Vice is ever most dangerous when lurking behind the Mask of Virtue. Matthew Lewis Weimar Germany – 1930


We don't need to be friends. We are family. ( Stoker ) A François Boucher painting: "Venus, Mercury and Cupid, 1742" @ Schloss Charlottenburg, Berlin.

German Construction, Destruction and Reconstruction

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin