German Expellees in the Anglo-American Press, 1944-1950

On February 9, 1945 Margarete Marquardt was loaded onto a cattle car and expelled from her home in East Prussia: “[W]e . . . were set on the march eastward.  Then we were loaded into cattle cars.  The cars remained closed for five days, nailed shut and totally black inside.  During the whole trip, whichContinue reading “German Expellees in the Anglo-American Press, 1944-1950”

Charter 77

In January of 1977, Czechoslovakian dissidents composed a document entitled Charter 77 which sought to hold the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic government responsible for human rights violations.  The document’s architects included prominent Czech dissidents Vaclav Havel, Jan Patocka, and Jiri Hajeck; however, only 230 signatures initially appeared on the charter and by 1989 included merely 1,864Continue reading “Charter 77”