Then & Now

Monday, 18 April 2022 — The New Dark Age

April 1933. Germany:

The Nazis began a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses. Stormtroopers positioned themselves in front of Jewish shops, with yellow stars painted on the houses and “Don’t buy from Jews” posters. The SA storm troopers (Hitler took over the SA in 1930) attack shops owned by Jews, pogroms ensue. Under the new law, only “Aryans” are recruited. Government employees of Jewish origin, including school and university professors, are dismissed.

April 2022 Germany:

People with Russian passports are “not welcome” in cafés. Clinics refuse to treat Russian patients. Children do not speak Russian on the street to avoid violence. Schoolchildren are forced to repent and answer “correctly” about Ukraine. Russian cultural figures are fired. Truck drivers get their cars beaten up. Russian TV channels are banned. There are “hate letters” in the mailboxes.

Since February 24, 2022, 383 crimes have been committed in Germany against Russian-speaking citizens, most of them Jews.

I will leave it here.

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Edwin Pagan & Ricky Flores — Youtube

[East Harlem played a big part in my life, from 1976 through to the early 1980s when I was the designer for El Museo del Barrio on 5th Av and 104th St in East (Spanish) Harlem. This video catches the time and the place, perfectly. WB]

Members of Seis Del Sur talk about life in the South Bronx during the 60’s through the 80’s in a intimate short video produced, written, shot and edited by Edwin Pagan with additional shooting by Ricky Flores.