Tagged: WWII

Learn More About the Children of Terezín

What to Read – What to Do – Czech Republic THE PLACE: Terezín, Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia) WHAT TO READ: The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman WHAT TO DO: See the artwork created by the children of Terezín concentration camp.  “The exhibit of the children’s art was an amazing feat…Some children had drawn pictures of their families, […]

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Simon Mawer’s Glass Room opens to the public…

“The Glass Room remained indifferent, of course. Plain, balanced, perfect; and indifferent. Architecture should have no politics, Rainer von Abt said. A building just is.” – The Glass Room p100 When the Tugendhat family from Brno in Czechoslovakia decided to commission architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe to design their new home in 1928, they […]

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Books set in Russia – World Party Reading Challenge

Books set in Russia – Helen Dunmore takes us to Leningrad… Well…by now you have no doubt realised that the correlation between the proper month for our World Party Reading Challenge and the corresponding blog post is completely up the spout. But never mind – we shall ignore the fact that it is no longer […]

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