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Sugihara UNESCO Memory of the World Program

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Sugihara’s home city and museum in Yaotsu, Japan is applying to cover Sugihara Chinue’s documents, which saved so many lifes during the Holocaust, within the UNESCO Memory of the World Program. UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme is an international…

Helvetic Republic Passport 1798

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In Swiss history, the Helvetic Republic (1798–1803) represented an early attempt to impose a central authority over Switzerland, which until then had consisted of self-governing cantons united by a loose military alliance (and ruling over subject territories such as Vaud).…

Whitney Houston Passports at Auction

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Two passports of singer Whitney Houston who was found dead in 2012 at the Hilton, Beverly Hills were up for auction. A 1985 passport shows her at age 22 and her last passport from 2007. Final result for her 1985…

Unusual Jewish Escape Route In 1940

Meet Chaja Szkop (Polish spelling,later would have been spelled Chaya Shkop) from Bransk, born in Bielsk Podlaski in the Bialystok region of the Polish border. She would have been 26 years old at the outbreak of the War, was unmarried,…

The British Embassy In Bangkok (Video)

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True Brits was a documentary series screened in the early nineties with the episode I’ve shared below, The Consul’s Story, looking at the work of the British Embassy in Bangkok. It’s worth a look as you can see how the…