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Marie Jalowicz Simon - 1944

Marie Jalowicz Simon – 1944

She Used Absurd Means To Save Herself in the Absurd Times of Nazi Germany

Marie Jalowicz Simon was 11 years old when Hitler came to power, early in 1933. Some 400 Nazi decrees later, her friends and family were being transported from Germany; and by May 1943, Berlin was declared Judenrein ? clear and cleansed of its Jews…

On June 22, 1942, 20-year-old Berliner, Marie Jalowicz ?made an extraordinary decision. As she witnessed the Nazis deporting her friends and family, she resolved to do whatever she could to survive outside their grasps. She found a way to fool the Gestapo when they came for her, flitted fearlessly to and from Berlin during periods of hiding outside the city and declared unashamedly that she could not identify with the mindset of a community resigned to going meekly to its death.

Simon was one of 1,700 ‘U-boats’, German Jews who survived the war submerged below the surface of daily life.

In 1942, Simon, a twenty-year-old Jewish Berliner, made the extraordinary decision to do everything in her power to avoid the concentration camps. Once she decided to take off her yellow star after fleeing the Nazis in 1942, Simon began her nomadic existence. She had lost both her parents before the mass deportations took place. Her mother died of cancer in 1938 and her father, who was no longer able to practice as a lawyer, in 1941.?Food was scarce as she constantly sought?refuge, which would usually last from?a few nights to a few weeks.

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Cat King Embroidery, at your service

I get all sorts of odd emails. ?But this one really stands out as remarkably weird


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Photo: Shorpy

Photo: Shorpy

Ku-Klux-Klan Air

March 18, 1922. “Members of the Ku-Klux-Klan about to take off with literature which was scattered over the suburbs of the city.” The date coincides with a Klan parade through Washington’s Virginia suburbs.

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Photo: Reuters/Santa Catarina State Police. Police Helicopter Accidentally Discovered A Swastika at the Bottom of a Pool.

Photo: Reuters/Santa Catarina State Police.
Police Helicopter Accidentally Discovered A Swastika at the Bottom of a Pool.

Swastika in Swimming Pool Spotted by Police Helicopter in Brazil

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Condemned by Labour, NZ First and the Greens but Mana still thinks swastikas and flag burnings are ok

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The swastika flags and flag burnings by anti-Israel protestors have been condemned by Labour, NZ First and the Greens.

But the screaming skull, John Minto, thinks that such demonstrations are just fine with him and the Mana party.

Then again when you are funded by a nazi fetishist who makes rape jokes it is probably normal.

Mana activist John Minto is defending the defacing of Israeli flags at an anti-Israel march in Auckland, saying it was an appropriate form of protest due to the “massacre”.

Hundreds of people turned out during the weekend march to protest the Israeli offensive in Gaza, which has resulted in more than 600 Palestinians being killed as Israel bombards the Gaza Strip.

Right-wing blog Whale Oil has posted images showing protesters, including Mana members, burning a US and an Israeli flag as well as one of an Israeli flag with a Nazi swastika imposed upon it.

These actions have been condemned by Labour, NZ First and the Greens.

Minto said he was not aware of the burning, but did not believe it was inappropriate.

“I can’t see what the problem is,” Minto said. “Flags have been burnt in demonstrations and protests for hundreds of years so it’s no big deal.”

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Some f*ckwits have sprayed swastikas on Jewish graves in Auckland:

Jewish graves at a central Auckland cemetery have been desecrated with anti-semitic messages.

Police are appealing for information after about 20 gravestones were vandalised at the Symonds Street Cemetery, on the corner of Symonds St and Karangahape Rd, sometime between Wednesday afternoon and this morning, when the damage was discovered.

Some headstones had large graffiti swastikas crudely sprayed on them while others had expletive-ridden anti-semitic messages scrawled over them.

The cemetery, Auckland’s first, has long been the target of vandalism and also attracts people sleeping rough.

Rabbi Samuel Altschul, who was at the cemetery this afternoon, was?shocked by the vandalism.

“It’s not the Kiwi way,” he said.

Council workers were at the scene removing the graffiti and police?were also talking with Rabbi Altschul.

New Zealand Jewish Council president Stephen Goodman, also at the cemetery, said it was incredibly disappointing to see the damage.