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Jewish Genealogy

A good friend from Chicago is visiting me in Amsterdam. Lately we have frequent conversations about his ancestors, many of whom came from Poland, escaping during world war 2. Many more of them did not escape and were sent to their deaths at concentration camps. As we spoke, I looked over his shoulder at the… » read more

Posted by Mark F. Rendeiro

The Case of Südtirol

While in Belgium the debate rages on about how to manage one state with two groups with so many rifts between them, I find myself thinking about a case of 3 languages and 3 cultures who share one land – the region known as South Tyrol or (for the Italians) Bolzano-Bolzen. Although they are two… » read more

Posted by Mark F. Rendeiro