Thursday, November 25, 2004

History today and yesterday

According to a new biography of the German industrialist, there was no Schindler's list, the legendary document containing names of Jewish employees at his Polish factory who were designated as "essential workers" and thus spared from the concentration camps. The Guardian

The Ayatollah and the transsexual The Independent

Archaeologists have hailed the discovery of an early Bronze Age cemetery as one of the most significant in Britain after new technology enabled them to pinpoint the date of graves. The Independent

Scientific analysis of a scratched, 18ct gold pocket-watch was presented as evidence yesterday that one of the most controversial theories about the identity of Jack the Ripper might be true. The Independent

Derry has grown remarkably since Bloody Sunday. The multistorey flats that were the backdrop to the shootings are long gone. "The city is now far bigger and far younger," the professional woman said. "In the 1970s, it was a very depressed place, and a very depressing place. There was little to do. Now it's a vibrant city; we get tourists." The Independent


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