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Lavagne condivise. US History. 70 years on, Primo Levi’s If This is A Man is still a powerful reminder of what it means to be human. When he was captured by the Fascist militia in December of 1943, Primo Levi (1919-1987) preferred to declare his status as an “Italian citizen of the Jewish race” than admit to the political activities of which he was suspected, which he supposed would have resulted in torture and certain death.

70 years on, Primo Levi’s If This is A Man is still a powerful reminder of what it means to be human

As a Jew, he was consequently sent to a detention camp at Fossoli, which assembled all the various categories of persons no longer welcome in the recently established Fascist Republic. Two months later, following the inspection of a small squad of German SS men, he was loaded onto a train, together with all the other Jewish members of the camp, for expatriation from the Republic altogether. His destination, he was to learn, was Auschwitz; a name that at the time held no significance for him, but that initially provided a sense of relief, since it at least implied “some place on this earth”. 9 Mysterious Things Found Underwater Nobody Can Explain! History of British fascism, from the British Union of Fascists (BUF) to the British National Party (BNP) Lecture Notes: LECTURE ONE: The Roots of British Fascism Like its continental counterparts, inter-war British Fascism had deep roots in earlier movements of the 'Radical Right', particularly after 1880.

History of British fascism, from the British Union of Fascists (BUF) to the British National Party (BNP)

These groups came from the political right. Home - The National Archives. Bret_Rubin_The_Death_of_British_Fascism. TheLuddites. Voices of East Anglia - Curators of Retro and Vintage Pop Culture. Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guilford Dudley Executions 1554. Lady Jane Grey and her husband, Lord Guildford Dudley, were executed on 12 February 1554 at the Tower of London.

Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guilford Dudley Executions 1554

The account below was found in the anonymous Chronicle of Queen Jane and of Two Years of Queen Mary. The decision to execute her cousin was not easy for Queen Mary I. But when Jane’s father led another rebellion against her rule, she could no longer tolerate the Protestant threat. Also, Philip II of Spain would not come to England for their marriage until the rebels were defeated. His [Guildford’s] carcase thrown into a cart, and his head in a cloth, he was brought to the chapel within the Tower, where the Lady Jane, whose lodging was in Partidge’s house, did see his dead carcase taken out of the cart, as well as she did see him before alive on going to his death – a sight to her no less than death.

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Opium Wars

R.G. Tiedemann gives a survey of the factors behind the ignominious Opium Wars that the U.K. fought and won 150 years ago, first published in China Now magazine 1989. See also Opium in China In 1997 the colony of Hong Kong was returned to China. Map of London Social and Functional Analysis 1943. [Updated] This map of London districts, was intended to be used as a grand “masterplan” of how a post-WW2 London could look.

Map of London Social and Functional Analysis 1943

Each district appears as a simplified “blob” with rounded edges – many districts are simple ovals. Specific single “University”, “Government”, “Press” and “Law” districts are all defined. BBC iWonder - Are you a Roundhead or a Cavalier? British slave narratives. Suffragettes Forever The Story Of Women And Power S01E01 – Episode 1. Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners. Collage - London Picture Archive. British Pathé. BBC Britain on Film - Episode 6 War and Peace - Look at Life FULL. Legacies of British Slave-ownership. Legacies of British Slave-ownership is the umbrella for two projects based at UCL tracing the impact of slave-ownership on the formation of modern Britain: the ESRC-funded Legacies of British Slave-ownership project, now complete, and the ESRC and AHRC-funded Structure and significance of British Caribbean slave-ownership 1763-1833, running from 2013-2015.

Legacies of British Slave-ownership

Colonial slavery shaped modern Britain and we all still live with its legacies. The slave-owners were one very important means by which the fruits of slavery were transmitted to metropolitan Britain. We believe that research and analysis of this group are key to understanding the extent and the limits of slavery's role in shaping British history and leaving lasting legacies that reach into the present. Full Project Overview Britain's forgotten slave-owners: BBC TV broadcast We've been consulting with the BBC on two new TV programmes entitled Britain's Forgotten Slave-owners. Full Details LBS Workshops 2015 Full Details LBS Project Book. BBC Abolition of Slavery. Lady Jane Grey: The Nine Day Queen. Maps of London's bus journeys. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images This article originally appeared in Business Insider.

Maps of London's bus journeys

In 2013, Londoners took 2.4 billion bus journeys. They were prescribed 116 million items by doctors, and found themselves joined by more than 1,750,000 American tourists. The History of Africa: Every Year. La situazione politica e militare in Libia. Il punto di Giorgio Schiavoni. #WHYSYRIA ▶ La crisi della Siria spiegata in 10 minuti e 15 mappe. Animated map shows how religion spread around the world. Animated map shows how Christianity spread around the world. Map of the Viking World with placenames in the Old Norse language. Millions of historical images posted to Flickr. An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historical copyright-free images.

Millions of historical images posted to Flickr

Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added. The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 million library book pages scanned in by the Internet Archive organisation. The images have been difficult to access until now. Mr Leetaru said digitisation projects had so far focused on words and ignored pictures. "For all these years all the libraries have been digitising their books, but they have been putting them up as PDFs or text searchable works," he told the BBC.

"They have been focusing on the books as a collection of words. Pankhurst sisters: the bitter divisions behind their fight for women’s votes. Emmeline Pankhurst, her eldest daughter Christabel and some local socialist women founded, in 1903, the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU).

Pankhurst sisters: the bitter divisions behind their fight for women’s votes

Their goal was to campaign for the parliamentary vote for women. The women-only WSPU, whose members were called “suffragettes”, became the most notorious of the various groupings campaigning for the vote – and the name “Pankhurst” synonymous with the suffrage struggle. Emmeline Pankhurst, the inspirational leader of the WSPU, and Christabel, its key strategist, worked closely together during the suffrage campaign, always putting the women’s vote first. Both were charismatic figures and powerful orators who, with their cry of “Rise up women!” , roused thousands of women to demand their democratic right. Yet the story about the suffragette campaign is not just a story about first wave feminism. BBC Two - A House Through Time. BBC - Andrew Marr: The Making of Modern Britain 720p (Part 1 of 6) BBC Four - Jerusalem: The Making of a Holy City. The birth of Israel. The former BBC Middle East correspondent, Tim Llewellyn, looks back at the history of Israel.

The birth of Israel

The contrast between the growing Jewish society in Palestine - the Yishuv - and the indigenous, mainly Muslim Arab population could not have been greater. In 1917, two-thirds of the roughly 600,000 Arab population, were rural and village-based, with local, clannish loyalties and little connection with the towns. What passed for "national" Arab leadership was based in the towns, though there was little national identity. Two or three established, rival families dominated Palestinian politics. The Birth of Israel. At the end of World War II, the conflict over Palestine gained momentum. As early as 1942, the Yishuv, the Jewish community in Palestine, had turned to the United States for support of the Jewish state in Palestine. Science and inventions of Leonardo da Vinci - Wikipedia. Leonardo's most famous drawing, the Vitruvian Man, is a study of the proportions of the human body, linking art and science in a single work that has come to represent Renaissance Humanism.

Condensed biography[edit] NOTE: This is a brief summary of Leonardo's early life and journals with particular emphasis on his introduction to science. Leonardo da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was born the illegitimate son of Messer Piero, a notary, and Caterina, a peasant woman. Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity. 12 Unique Abandoned Places. 10 Scary Abandoned Places You Shouldn't Explore. The Great Binge: Heroin, Cocaine and Opium Over the Counter. It’s difficult to imagine now, but from 1898 to 1910 heroin was marketed as a cough syrup and treatment for migraines. In 1886, John Pemberton included cocaine as the main ingredient of his new soft drink, Coca Cola. In 1910, the French were consuming over 36 million litres of absinthe a year, the potent alcoholic drink even used as treatment for soldiers suffering from Malaria.

The period from 1870 to 1914 is referred to by some historians as the Great Binge. It was a time when stunning advances were made in pharmaceuticals and chemistry. Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: For the full interactive version, use a larger device.

Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. Google Cultural Institute. International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. The Little-Known Story of the Night Witches, an All-Female Force in WWII. In the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, German soldiers had a very real fear of witches. The Roaring Twenties. The Story of Propaganda. The fact that wars give rise to intensive propaganda campaigns has made many persons suppose that propaganda is something new and modern.

The word itself came into common use in this country as late as 1914, when World War I began. The truth is, however, that propaganda is not new and modern. Nobody would make the mistake of assuming that it is new if, from early times, efforts to mobilize attitudes and opinions had actually been called “propaganda.” The Industrial Revolution and the changing face of Britain. The Beats and Sixites Counterculture. Aphra Behn. Aphra Behn (/ˈæfrə bɛn/;[1] baptised 14 December 1640 – 16 April 1689) was a prolific dramatist of the English Restoration, one of the first English professional female literary writers.[2] Along with Delarivier Manley and Eliza Haywood, she is sometimes referred to as part of "The fair triumvirate of wit.

" Little is known for certain about Behn's life except for her work as an author and as a spy for the British crown. The history of all religions explained in one fascinating graphic. Newsreels, video, archive, film, footage, stills - British Pathé. BBC Radio 4 - A History of Ideas. HistoryWorld - History and Timelines. The Christmas Truce. THE "Christmas truce" is a term used to describe a series of unofficial cessations of hostilities that occurred along the Western Front during Christmas 1914. World War One had been raging for several months but German and Allied soldiers stepped out of their trenches, shook hands and agreed a truce so the dead could be buried. The soldiers also used that truce to chat with one another and, some claim, even play a football match.

Unofficial truces between opposing forces occurred at other times during World War One but never on the scale of that first Christmas truce. Similar events have occurred in other conflicts throughout history - and continue to occur. A Brief History of Water and Health. Attachments( 3 files ): 3 image files. History to Herstory. Herstory. History and Politics Out Loud: a searchable archive of politically significant audio materials. A Force More Powerful. Stanislav Petrov: The man who may have saved the world. Media playback is unsupported on your device. The Cold War. The Cold War.