Wisdom and Wanderings

a dish of political and personal rants with a side order of curiosity

Category: History

Nazi Nuns!

Well, not quite, but this is a really interesting bit of speculation on church involvement in the Holocaust. I say dig open to old church files and let us all know the secrets (I’ve been desperate to root around in the church archives since I read a Dan Brown book about 10 years go…that might not have been particularly accurate, but I’m sure there’s a lot of dirt!)

Check it all out here.

Colour Film from 1927

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As a person who loves London and its history, this is super exciting. I always imagine history almost as fiction because I have no way of really experiencing it – in fact it’s even less believable than fiction, because you never become quite so involved in a plot, but just see certain chapters and only a couple of protagonists.

Bringing the 20s into colour has a very bizarre effect of making the era more believable – this is why this footage is so awesome, watch it here:

http://vimeo.com/7638752#

…now when will we discover that Aristotle came across a camcorder?