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Here is the fourth installment in the series – the fifth is coming tomorrow. Please comment and my Mom will respond. Fulfilled lives of Dina and Jovan Rajs Sunday, November 11th The Hotel Dining room could accomodate all 800 participants. Members of the Conference Committee used the oportunity to let Israeli officials, polititicians and scientists…

This is the third post in the series. I mentioned before that my Mom taped her story for the Shoah project. You can access the tapes through the RENCI site. Also, regulars here know that my Mom reads this blog and sometimes comments. I assume that she would not object to answering a couple of…

This is the second part of my Mom’s travelogue from Israel last month: Trauma of baptized Jews Friday, November 9th The Conference continues to work in groups. The topics are interesting but I had to choose one for the morning and one for the afternoon. The first group summoned together the people of the same…

A few weeks ago, my mother took a long trip to Israel to attend a conference of Holocaust Child Survivors. She wrote a diary of her trip and it was, in a slightly edited form (omitting most of the recounts of family gatherings), published in the Serbian newspaper Danas (Today) in its popular weekend column.…

U.S. history

I need to pick, buy and send a book on U.S. history to an old friend in Belgrade. It should be an objective, academic book, 600+ pages, not more than $50 used at Amazon. Is there such a thing and if so, what shall I get?

Happy birthday Woody Allen

Allan Stewart Konigsberg was born at Brooklyn, New York on this day in 1935. By age fifteen he was selling one-liners to New York gossip columnists. He dropped out of college and sold jokes to several prominent comics of the day, and started doing standup comedy himself in 1960. Five years later, under the name…

Happy Birthday, Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was born on this day in 1835. The picture is from his visit to Nikola Tesla’s lab:

Happy Fourth of July!

And to my Yugoslav readers: “Srecan Dan Borca!”

Skeptical Alchemist has the whole story. Sign the petition to prevent the drilling.

Some very old beer…

Via Snarkmarket, I found this (probably incomplete) Wikipedia list of the oldest companies in the world that are still operating today under the same name. The oldest one, a construction company in Japan called Kongō Gumi, just went belly-up after serving their customers since the year 578AD. And according to a commenter there, the oldest…