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German Woman, 95, Charged With Complicity In More Than 10000 Murders During WWII
"Have charged a woman with complicity in the murders of 10,000 people in the Nazi concentration camp of stood half in Gdansk, Poland. Woman who hasn't been named, was a secretary in the camp, Damon McGinest reports. The 95 year old woman has been living in a nursing home near Hamburg for the past few years. But between 1943 and 1945, she worked his personal secretary to the concentration camps commander. He was sentenced to prison in 1957. But she has always claimed that she never knew people were being gassed in the camp. She's now being charged with complicity in murder. This is an unusual case very few women have ever been tried for concentration camp atrocities. Most cases have focused on camp guards, not secretaries. BBC
Tear Down This Wall: The resistance
"The I on curtain was not the creation of a mindset or a system which had any time for dissent. The curtain was at its height. Seven thousand in Columbus of wires watchtowers walls fences minefields and sentry posts stretching from the Arctic Tundra Finland to the Black Sea coast of Greece. This old dedicated to preventing captive people's from fleeing somewhere they might speak think and vote freely. Nevertheless there was resistance courageous inventive and surprisingly rarely violent it took foams as different as the imprison nations of Eastern Europe would different in this third episode of the foreign discs series reflecting on the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. We look at Poland where the regime Asia was confronted by a trade union and joined by Pope the country then known as Czechoslovakia where revolution was led by poets playwrights and rockstars and Romania the only one of eastern Europe's liberation struggles of nineteen thousand nine to descend into bloodshed. This is the foreign desk. My impression of the strike in the Lenin shipyard was that this was going to happen as they were going to get way because there was nothing credible calm about the way people are going about the strike. There there was no panic. There was no drinking no rushing around people were just waiting for the government to give in and the government did get enough to series of public negotiation. I mean we knew something something was going on but we still wear not sat in that be able to live to see the end all the system. We knew Tom Unsustainable in the long run but most of our perspective close sustainable for longer than our lives about the thing about people on television television or a heads of the secret believes in the army and they were giving contradictory instructions to people in the field but there was fighting on on the streets. Nobody knew who was on whose side and the sea turns out of course neither there or no sides there was a single side and the churches were along and they had no loyal troops in August. One thousand nine hundred eighty a group of workers at the Lenin shipyards in Gdansk went Own Strike they called their fledgling trade union solidarity and hoisted a Groovy flag based on Poland's national banner with the Solidarity Name emblazoned in red on the White Stripe in cheerful friendly font within a year of its foundation solidarity had ten million members within within a decade. It had the country a few weeks after the Berlin Wall fell solidarity leader Falesa an electrician by trade was elected. President President of Poland Kristof Bobbin. Ski Is the President of Union and Polska a pro European think tank in Wausau. He's also the former Warsaw correspondent Brandin of the Financial Times. He picks up the story in Gdansk. In the summer of nineteen eighteen to strike in the shipyard had two phases one was a phase which which went from about this Thursday to the Saturday afternoon when the shipyard authorities the management gave into the demands and tell people go home that he said we've we've got the money or go home and at that point it was. The younger workers also led by young dissidents. I suppose who went round the ship out saying don't go home. The strike is not over people out there in the restive discuss still on strike. They were driving around in this small electric electric trucks telling the people not to go home and a lot of people go home but enough state from the Saturday afternoon and I arrived on the Saturday Saturday afternoon and I saw young people saving shy making it continue into the Sunday. On the Sunday people started coming back on the Monday morning people came back and strike got underway big strike on underway. So actually I had the impression that it was actually a young people's movement at that moment it was saved by the young people by the shipyard workers wasn't quite solidarity then because it was formed as it were off the strikes extended but my impression of the strike in the Lenin shipyard was that this was gonna happen this they were going to get their way because it was incredible calmness about the way people we're going about the strike. That was no panic. There was no drinking. There was no rushing around people. Were just waiting for the government to give it and the government did give enough to series the public negotiations and is the reason for those public negotiations were a certain number of Social demands pay demands but also the the main demand with for this supplements of independent unions
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"Is really at the end of that it's kind of a maritime capital the shipping capital and really northern looking at feels almost scandinavian sometimes more than Polish be when we think Gdansk gets a little confusing to me because it was also called Dunn's egg what's the Dunn's Gdansk's name situation where does that come from. Well that's from. The part of a his Polish history wearing night belonged to Germany and because it was right on the coast of the sea. That doesn't really freeze in the winter. It's been always up spot that wanted to be owned by many Russia. Poland Germany. Just so happened that has been going back and forth between police and trump any when it's in in German hens it's done yes and when it's in Polish hence its good ice cream. Let's talk more about its history World War Two essentially really starting there what what happened. In the beginning of World War Two September I nine hundred thirty nine four am Schleswig-holstein. Ah German ship was duct right off of the coast thereby buster plotter and that night German soldiers attacked from the sea and from the Poland. German soldiers attacked dice. Gdansk L.. Say Good ask was the first major spot. Were fights took place and a very famous battle was battle of the post of people people who work at the post office in Gdansk and try to protect that building for three days. Unfortunately Day fell all but today it's almost to us like Alamo Americans right. I mean they fought five that you lose lose because you're up against Germany which is much much stronger. There were the only one prepared in that war really. They plan that ahead of time and they took us by complete surprise. So the first invasion of Hitler. Yes Cameron you mentioned. Also this was the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union memorial to that. That's right and there's is a place in Gdansk where you look in one direction and you can see Mr Plateau where the first shots a world war two or fired and then you look in the other direction and you can see the cranes of the shipyards which is where in nineteen eighty they had had the solidarity strikes. It was the first successful trade union strike against the Soviet bloc regime successful because after a couple of weeks of protests they actually agreed to some of the workers demands in a lot of people credit that protest the solidarity protest with being the beginning of the end of communism in Europe because I remember everybody was holding their breath. What's the Soviet Union GonNA? Do they let this happened. And then it'll happen elsewhere. Will they clamp down on it right and it took a good nine years for it to trickle out across the rest of Europe in there fritzy starts but this was the first time that there were successful strikes against the Soviets and that was where we have that iconic image of lack Valencia climbing onto the top and rallying the workers. That's right lick. Valencia was Shipyard electricity he'd already been fired from the shipyards because he was kind of a rabble rouser when he saw that there was a protest going on he said Geez. I gotta go be with my people. So he famously went and scaled the fence to get into the shipyards ads and became the leader of this uprising and then he was the spokesperson and he was the negotiator. This is travel with Rick. Steves we're talking with Piazza mccombs and Cameron Hewitt about out in Poland. You Know Cameron. We're talking about all this amazing history from this one town. There is some impressive. New museums are some very impressive museums. To learn more more about that when we go to a good night's can you give a review of the important history museums. Yeah there are three fantastic museums. That have all just opened in the last few years and they're all just cutting edge top of the line. They do a beautiful job of telling their story. The first one is the European Solidarity Center which is built right in though shipyards where Valencia had his protests solidarity protests. And it just beautifully tells is the story of the protests from the very beginning to the very end and the and the results The result was the first free elections in Poland. The second one also get down is a World War Two museum that just opened in two thousand seventeen. That one's a little tricky. It's it's really well done top of the line high tech But the content has been fiddled with by the government. We'll talk about that. Maybe a little later but to round out the the three great new museums in this area a couple times over the town of Dina which is a half hour train ride away. There's a fantastic immigration museum that also just opened recently in the a terminal building where a lot of Polish people emigrated to the United States or Canada. And it's again high-tech a beautiful museum tells the story of Polish immigrants to the new world. Because when you think about why we care about Poland in America why we care about Italy why we care about Sweden and Ireland. So much of it is because there is a D- asper from those countries during hard times in a lot of people left Poland. And there's a museum there near Gdansk for people to learn about that. I remember be when I went to the Museum of the solidarity. Just outside of those gates that we all remember from those heady times. There's an amazing memorial built there by the workers that must be close to the hearts of people who were there and witnessed that. Can you describe that memorial. That's in the square. That memorial is dedicated to the fallen shipyard workers of one thousand nine hundred seventy so they were memorialized realized in the nineteen eighties and just to remember them was quite a strong statement and that shows that the movements daddy movement was build on something bigger bigger on people fighting way before nine hundred eighty. Now Cameron you mentioned that the World War Two museum is now a political hot potato because has why I mean. 'cause everybody gets to tell history the way they want to. What's going on in Poland? Well in two thousand seventeen in Gdansk in this beautiful purpose built building they. They opened the Museum of the Second World War which had a very ambitious vision to be a museum about Poland's experience but also more broadly global experience of world. War Two around that same time the government decided to remove the director of the museum just before it open and replaced him with a party. Loyalist and a lot of critics observed that they change the exhibits quite heavily early to slant it a little bit more towards more purely patriotic Polish perspective. It was always a Polish perspective but there is some controversial changes that were made and I went and toured for the first first time a few months ago and I could have known the story I could tell a few cases where okay this feels like. They kind of adopted this. They've wedged thin and so I was. I was disappointed as someone who reviews museums for a living. I thought it could have been. Maybe the Great World War Two museum in all of Europe it was spectacular. But you can see where they've kind of taken some liberties and there's sort of shadows of the of the original exhibit that are still really beautiful and then other things that just feel Kinda like taking a sharp turn away from what could have been so this museum that had so much potential to be a great destination. Kinda museum was envisioned before the far right wing. Government established itself and suddenly a centrist more balanced approach after world. War Two became a tool for a nationalistic. Cartwright government exactly yeah so a a A trained historian director of the museum was replaced by a party loyalist list and was given it would seem was given instructions to to adapt the exhibits to make them more more purely patriotic. This traveled through. Steve's we're talking with two expert on the Democrats and Cameron Hewitt and we're talking about Gdansk the port in the far north. That really is an up and coming destination for travelers. Our phone number's eight seven. Seven three three three three seven four to five. You can email us anytime at radio. At Rick Steves Dot Com Nicole's given us a ring from Victoria in British Columbia Nicole. Hi those museum sounds sound really interesting visit during the day. And I'm wondering if you have any recommendations for things to do in the evening good question if we're there in the evening after dark in Gdansk Dansk. What do people do? Well it depends what age bracket you're in. Let's say you're young and crazy. Well you stay in Gdynia. Lots of clubs bars you. You can take a tram or city bust a little bit further outside of The old part of town into the shipyards where more GRUNGY Kinda doc parties take place A. G. grunge nightlife right. Were you have bars that were built in shipping containers with some human-made manmade beaches. And you know partying outside or you could go to support and the good thing about Sop. What is that Even though you do have to take the Eskom which is the fast train it takes about ten to fifteen minutes to get there and the train goes back and forth between the dice and Sop but every hour in the middle of the night Nicole. There's plenty to do after dark in Gdansk. Thanks for your call. Great thank you very much. Take care when we're D- rick. After dark spending a little more sedate. They've done a really beautiful beautiful job of developing the riverfront embankments. This was discreet shipping city. So there's a river running right through the middle and there's an old island called granary island where there were four hundred medieval granaries stories. That were bombed out in World War Two so it was basically a deserted warzone. Right up until a few years ago and now they're completely redeveloping that and they're adding embankments along the side of it and they're connecting connecting it to the other side of the river with a couple of new pedestrian bridges. So even just in the last two or three years. It's becoming an even more appealing place just to go out strolling after dark. There's a beautiful. Ah Philharmonic building. That's right there along the embankment. So there's there's a lot of culture in kind of general evening bustle in Gdansk these days. I think there's that energy that you feel in what was rundown down Eastern Europe. There's the scars of World War Two. That are actually turned into something. Kind of trendy and edgy and creative district's like that wherever you go in Eastern Europe and certainly I know be that you're interested in the The street art. There's a lot of murals in town nearby. Can you talk a little bit about that. It's actually actually Not a tongue. It's just neighborhood as Aspen neighborhood. Zaas Z. A. S. P. A. Correct. It's a neighborhood like any neighborhood anywhere in Poland. You have those big communist style blocks Buildings made out of concrete blocks and what to do with that how to beautify it well Organiz international contest and between the nineteen two thousand nine and two thousand and sixteen people from all over the world would come paint. Artists Ain't murals on the side of the tall buildings often ten eleven story tall. WHOA and you have about sixty of them? Oh my goodness like you could make a tour of these right and you can even download free map to see all of them. It takes about hour to two hours. Depends how fast you're walking so you see. The French seems different colors. No political agenda in that these are great opportunities to go to a city. Most of us have never thought of and see a lot of happening now. Sort of ways. That people are creative and turning their city into something that has is their personality. We're exploring Poland seaside city of Gdansk great now on travel with Rick Steves. Our guests are polish-born tour guide. Beyond Tacoma's end Cameron Hewitt who caught. There's the Rick Steves guidebooks to Eastern Europe. Linda's coming in from Deerfield beach in Florida. Linda thanks for your call. Hi Iraq. Hi everyone that's been fascinating listening. What you're saying about the MUSEU so we visited a few years ago so we did not see the museum that opened last year? But my question is that when we were in Gdansk Every day it was pouring rain and We had but my mother with us who had to be in a wheelchair and we're willing over cobblestone streets in the rain and what I'd like to know we went in June. When is a good time to visit? When would not be such a rainy season? It will be up to you. Grew up in that area. What about the climate? What about the weather? I I WANNA. I am sorry experienced the rain in June because that's really not typical for this part of Poland. Usually our summer June. July and August are pretty nice and warm mm-hmm so I would say in the middle of the summer. I would be the best time to go but I hope that even though you had the rain there in dines you still get to do Lots of fun things and you were able to experience the city. Yeah that's too bad. I mean the weather's especially these days. The weather is unpredictable. I find much of that part.
"gdansk" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"In Berlin and then sees on the line in Fort Lauderdale Florida. An you've been thinking about current current events in Germany and how that might impact travels. I sure have and I was just wondering how Germany's tapestry has changed just with the refugee crisis of the past couple of years. And have they The refugees assimilated into the workforce. Have they found a purpose fishing life and brought their trades opened up cafes with their kind of food with the help of social workers or conversely is there up ticket crying more homelessness more litter and are so low women travelers safe. Wow those are good questions now. That's you know when you when you are on the receiving the end of a lot of media. There's a lot of questions and it would be nice to actually be there in the middle of all of this and see how the crisis is doing. I think the word crisis crisis itself is interesting Carolina what's your take on the mosaic of German society. Today after this influx of refugees. Well thanks thanks for the good interesting question because indeed. I think it is fooled by so much information at very little knowledge on the ground For one million refugees sounds like a lot but then when you are actually they're everyone's sounds like an all day now because yes how many people in Germany altogether million million refugees among eighteen million so wonder center essentially one percent. Attentive Society is added in these would be Poor people ready to work hard. I suppose looking for a new life. I think the most important thing is that also the mosaic off refugees is in mosaic. So there's a lot of those that we would think are poor emigrants. That have difficult to integrate. I know refugees that are graphic designers. That actually work as self employed graphic design while in Berlin so this is not the image you have but that is refugee from Syria from Damascus. That is a graphic because I know working in Berlin now is a highly educated refugee coming in from a place like Syria. Do they come in with nothing or do they come in with their family wealth no in this case he he came with well a little amount and basically started to try to get to work on. Yes he was funded by the government in the beginning but he came in with skills yes quite urban. What's your take aac on on the whole refugee situation? Today I agree with that. It's not something that we noticed in our everyday lives right so I think that's a that's a concern that you needn't have when you traveled to Germany Germany. You won't notice the fact that you have this influx of refugees except there is in a city like Berlin are more cafes and restaurants and fast food options where you can get Arab food that's I think a positive and I think in In Germany where we're trying to figure things out. We're trying to figure out how best to integrate these refugees. I think we're doing this in a more pragmatic way than perhaps we did some years ago. Now when you when you think of a million refugees coming in if there's one rape or one groping or one murder murder or something it's going to be all over the news holger. What is the the Image and what is the reality of Safety of Germans vis-a-vis all the refugees. That came in I. I couldn't tell you the exact like kind of facts and figures here but what I do believe though is that you know in the perception of people like you know all average jump Think people aren't and things are changing and people are feeling a bit more uneasy I would. I would still think that is the case. Maybe not in every city in big cities are big cities anyway but if you go oh to villages in. It's not to say that you know people that you see are are. Criminals are are abandoned any shape or form a perception of people have even in smaller places. Way You see suddenly much more people with different skin color with a different kind of attitude or different kinds of fashion. You know walking around debt gives bit of feeling like okay. What's what's happening? Parallel worlds even in a small town And you've got the the refugees will hang out together and the locals will wonder who were. What's their place? But even though there is also on the local level support and saying listen you are here now you knew. How can we help you you know? How can we make over Germany? All over Germany I saw big banners. Just say welcome refugees. Here's your lunch in this kind of people standing by in a kind of solidarity But there are challenges presented by that Carolina It is very interesting. I went to With a student group I went to some local councils in Berlin to talk to people that are actually involved in dealing with that influx of migrants wins but refugees to that so they cover both and it was very interesting that there's there's best practice and there's problems there it would be wrong to deny them their problems sometimes but it's very interesting. I think those that are the most successful. Of course they bring the community in so they bring the community to football club. When you're in Berlin they actually the moment that they are settling in there? They try to get the network of Churches of clubs and all those things to to actually be involved. That is the best way to integrate. I sadly that is not happening everywhere. Of course so you need that. Infrastructure lectured that that. They can't happen if they don't of course they will create those parallel. There's there's the compassion of of you know. Give these people a roof over their chance to work and get get ahead and then there's the reality that it makes your side a little more complicated and good for Germany for being a leader in grappling with them. Because it's it's it's a harsh reality and it's something that that that we need to deal with in the United States and Europe is dealing with also. Nancy thanks for your call Sir. This is travel with Rick. Steves we've been talking with three German guides. Hoeger Timur Torben Brown and Caroliina herberger about issues. Germany thanks very much for being here. Thank you thanks for having US see libel this day. Well draw new COBB I before the Iron Curtain fell then Soviet communism fell apart. Some of the Chinks in its armor came courtesy of the ship. Workers and Poland's port city of Gdansk today Donskis eager to tell stories and it's becoming a visitor destination on the rise for people looking for great food culture and history and maybe even a Sandy beach guides to tell us more next on travel. With Rick Steves where at eight seven seven. Three three seven four to five. The city that started Poland's solidarity meant is coming into its own today as an attractive visitor destination. The cosmopolitan port city of Gdansk has been opening new museums. Liam's spiffing up nightlife as it challenges. Warsaw and Krakow for visitors. Virtually everything you WANNA do or sees within a twenty minute walk the Old Town and yet there's there's plenty more to enjoy an easy day trips including summer beach resorts on the boat to tell us more. We're joined by Polish tour guide OPTIMA COMAS and by Cameron. Hewitt Cameron is my co author and main researcher on Poland for the Rick Steves Eastern Europe guidebooks. They'll take your calls just a bit at eight seven seven three three three seven four a two five cameras. Thanks for joining us. Thank you for having. Yeah thank you Cameron. I know when when we were writing the guidebook chapter to Poland Gdansk really is unique from a history point of view. What is Little Gdansk have to do so much with big history? Well the first thing you have to think about is on the northern Baltic. Oh so it's sort of Poland's outlet to the rest of the world. Though the main river trading river the vistula river flows out through Gdansk. So it's kind of the gateway to Poland for everyone else and that makes it very cosmopolitan very historic. It was is always a big shipping city trading city it was part of the Henze Attic League of Northern European trading city. So it has that kind of heritage of beautiful colorful wealthy burghers mansions that you might find in Bergen Amsterdam or something. Yeah I mean I see pictures of Hunts Yada towns in. Its Lubeck in Germany's that way. And they're big state league medieval powerhouses from a trade point of view and back. Then Gdansk right in the same league with those those other famous big cities so when we think about Paul and it's one of the bigger countries in Europe and of course worse is is the massive central capital city the historic capital and a lot of ways was crackle which is closer to Prague and what people think of as Eastern Europe.
"gdansk" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"The fall of the Berlin Wall one thousand nine hundred eighty nine. It's true big change for Germany and for the world for sure thing we gonNA face now is a rethinking thinking of The relationship between East and West. which was like you know? Separate entities for so long decades different mindset. Different kind of world review everything and we kinda thought like wow now eighty nine comes the welcomes down our all union unified and happy together. But it's not really working desk we really have to. There's a lot of voices coming up from the former East and say listen. Our lives have been shaken up big time and let's let's recognize that and it's worth with noting that the Berlin Wall now has been gone for longer than it stood right so that's a threshold the threshold. And that's something that I think. Doc makes us realize that just a lot of time has gone by right since the Berlin Wall has come down and we still face. These challenges. A little more complicated than the euphoria that followed take down on and the freedom. Now you're dealing with You know sorting out the options that a society would have this travel with Rick Steves. We're talking with three German. Historians Anson Guides Hoggard Zimmer. Candy Marburger and Torben Brown were talking about Germany. Our phone number's eight seven. Seven three three three seven four to five. You can email us anytime at radio. At Rick Steves DOT COM and Jim's calling in from Abilene in Texas stem. Thanks for your call. Yes yes I was interested in the unification of Germany after nineteen ninety any what did the East and West Germans to right. And what did the East and West Germans do wrong to bring about the unification questioned and because it was a huge investment on the part of West Germany debris to take in the DDR Carolina. When you look back fifty years later now did did West Germany do this right? Was it a good idea or should they still be to Germany. Well maybe that is the wrong question. West Germany wasn't a single pot of this. Even though I think for me because I was nine when the wall came down it is still the single. Most great thing that ever happened I think in German history. It still gives me goosebumps. Who's bumps and my whole life depends on it because my whole life played out behind the Iron Curtain? When gone so for me? I always you know without this. My life wouldn't be the way it is today. You grew up in in West Germany but everything after I went to Berlin to study at the East German University I went to Budapest to start my PhD. It's all my whole circle of friends is half at least Eastern European. So my whole life wouldn't be the way it is today so for me. I'm the most grateful however today about a generation in we realized that things aren't as easy and I particularly feel that the East German side of things wasn't given a fair shake because quarter of our population but they experienced begins over those twenty eight or rather forty years when given credit. Okay so this is interesting because I'm picking up from all of you. Those the sense that it wasn't just the victory of capitalism. I mean that's kind of what it was immediately. Capitalism wins Communism Loses And Germany's united and free okay. Great you're free you can watch watch. TV from the West you can travel. That's wonderful capitalism works. We make more money have more stuff but now fifty years later for the good of society. Are you saying we could have had less of a a victorious approach and more of okay. Let's look at our challenges. Let's look at what we've learned. What do you think? Yeah I think it would have been nice and I think that's the feeling among a lot of East Germans that felt like yes. Of course we want the West German mark we want the currency. We want to buy a car from the West and not the good old La that was dying buying you know but at the same time like we didn't really kind of sit down together saying like what is good in our western kind of society. What is maybe good? Also on the communist I mean aside you know have you subsidizing. Yes you know you know. Of course let me take you let me take skeptics per okay come on. Are you telling me something good about DDR and communism that you could have kept the thing is it's not about like oh it's bad commies now taken over but the thing is people had regular lives and they that is not being recognized that something so dissed I think the the the the speed of the process was something that people are now feeling a bit uneasy. was there more stress and aggressiveness in the Western Way. Okay and is there a sense that the eastern way could have been a little more human and family and take a weekend off or was there anything like that or I don't know I I think you know we. We can look at daycare and East Germany and various policies. These German government introduced. But I think we have to be careful about not recognizing the fact that the East German regime was a party. Dictatorship was not a democracy and The values that we hold dear. I think in in Germany today in the West those were not values that were shared by the East German. I'm an government so I think none of us here would would like to Romanticize risk chairman. Good old days and be Ostojic. I think that's exactly I think that's it's really a a danger and I think that's still plays out somewhat. I think a little more critical than coal. Nina's I think in Germany yes We could have done some things. It's better but I think we should also recognize how far we've come always last thirty years right. How much wealthier the East is than it was thirty years ago? I'd how how much better the system works works than would you save. By and large people in the former eastern Germany now fifty years later have become. Good capitalists as far as realizing you gotta work in order to get stuff and This is a system that works Carolina. I think I'm completely agree. It's a complete success story Basically so agree with told them there and it is probably also hard looking backwards like what could have been done. It was after all under the impact of something outstanding a very short time. That's something to be done however what I try to remind people of that the unification as a euphemism because unification would assume that the to come together to become one. But what actually happened was that conquered the east. Germans night wasn't concha at all. It was consented to buy gems by vote but what they agreed to was maybe more than they gambled for but because they joined where our Constitution the basic law applies so in the west nothing literally nothing changes apart from getting more people while in the east the whole constitution and regime was so not subsumed. Zoomed set the word ascension by consent. Yeah of course. It is a complete change of lives on one side without the one on bigger and I think that's one critical critical point about it. Not so much like are we better off. Can we now by other goods and stuff completely fair game but what we think have to always rethink. It is that from one day to the next he holds state has collapsed. All values all the things that you maybe didn't agree with a lot of people were opposed to this dictatorship like can all freedom of the press no freedom of movement. They were happy to be free but then again at the same time everything that you would find novel like the goods you know in the shops the How people interact everything was gone and a new system was put in place that people had to learn and relearn? And let's face it in communist times. A lot of things were bad but one nothing was money was not an issue. You could do little dealings. You could kind of trade things off it kind of like was on the table economy but money was not an issue that that you have to face and now money is the PRI the big thing if you don't have money you're basically maybe don't have a house you know so it's more aggressive world now. Hey Hey Jim in abilene that really stoked a lot of conversation. Thank you for your call. Thank you very much. I hope I hope that Give you some insights into into the whole dynamic in in Germany. That's great thanks for your call. We're getting updated on Germany with three tour guides from Berlin right now on travel with Rick. STEPH's Torben Brown. WORKS WITH BERLIN PERSPECTIVES DOT COM Carolina. Marburger writes about Berlin history for Berlin locals Dot Com and Holger Auger Timur is a broadcaster with rb culture radio.
"gdansk" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Battles of World War Two started in conducts for Germany. I attacked poll. forty-one years later demonstrations in the same city in the shipyards. started the end of Soviet Communist in just a bit. We'll see how today's Gdansk is a growing visitor. Destination will also mark the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here how Germany has changed changed since. Then let's start. Today's travel with Rick Steves with a look at the town. Vincent Van Gogh immortalized. Ro It's an unpretentious late back base for exploring the scenic. Nick Provence region of southern France. And it's where our guide Nina cephas ATI calls home Nina. Thanks for joining us. Nazi influential now Nina. So I believe you're Danish your names whose Ati it doesn't sound Danish or French word. So what story well. I was born in Copenhagen Denmark and and then I look enough Mitt this young French boy and married him and moved to avenue and frog and he was he is the safe presented talion. That is fight attorney which is quite typical for that part of friends. There's a lot of Italian Spanish on one side. It's hiding from the other side immigrants from autozone when people see your name. I just thought Italian but people in the south of France would very likely to be French exactly because because you do have a lot of that. Those Italian immigrants in the names of just the nineteenth century different parts in in the area between France and Italy got to vote. Where would they stay? As was is uniting in. Your area voted to stay with France rather than join Italy. Now we're talking about provence. You know there's famous books written. That are so romantic intake and all Americans just dream going having you know you're in Provence or whatever. It's a little confusing to me because France this situation like it's all Paris or the countries I know exactly. How do you define the region of Provence thing? But that's interesting right because it it has become more concept than anything else. What is Paul? Vaughn's well if you talk geographically. Speaking we have their own revel in the West and the low Alps on the northern Italy eastern Mediterranean south right. M- is kind what we think about when we say the south of France except for the co deserve the French Riviera. There is the French Riviera and there is provence. And when we think of Provence I think of the Ron River. That wonderful wine I think of Aro Avenue tone. Neem Exxon Provence. And what I think of mostly is this idea of Allah province. All right This is what do we mean when something is even in France Assembly says. Oh that's problems that can be fashioned. That can be cuisine. Zien different things. A lifestyle right in the late back like maybe in southern parts of the United States. Yeah we elaine. You have all of that and Parisians fascinated by it and have been for elevated time but interesting in America. You've got this. North south others are more laid back in Italy. Of course the is subsidizing. The South in Germany Province People Alice Akitas and the northern the French all the ants the hardworking. No Fun kind of people in those in this out what they do have a wine. ADENOID brick cricket. Yeah so if I'm sitting in Provence. Here's my image of providing in a beautiful little town. I don't even care about the name of secured little sleepy town plane trees providing shade as they have for generations. They're kind of Nice pestis local expertise and I hear the ticket. These are not taste and also when we think of Provence we're thinking of The garden the market beautiful produce the fruit That's very often what I tell. People is that we so privileged in that area because we have the fruit and vegetables growing right outside the door. And I mean when you have an attitude for instance you have the local right into it. That would be like we think that's like French. But it really is proven. Thought it is more because it's the the eggplant and this Akini and I mentioned pestis yeah and this is a challenge. For A lot of American travelers not to order their favorite cocktail but to Become a cultural chameleon. I don't crave status unless I'm in the countryside of France in the south where people have that as part of the tempo of their day. What is it Stephen? What does that mean into the people of Provence? Well it's actually this before lunch before dinner. Drink it's has that White Kono or transparent color when you get from the bottle while and then you pour Paul Water in it and lots of people like to ups award up at. That's for not for beginners. Do not be shy about putting more wars ended. Because we're all different than women. Emma and we know you you have to like liquorice anise to join and it's quite strong right so with it. Yeah you gotta be careful because you could he and and Just across the square. You might see some of the older men playing petanque. Yeah that's to me very profound salt but it's a funny thing isn't it because there's a funny story about how that version one of the game was invented where there was a gentleman city in their wheelchair and the original game was I chewed jumped three times through the ball. Like you have watchable. Yeah he can't do that so what he do is well. He sits in his wheelchair and he throws so. Now we have the Pittenger Pete Tongi feet together. Which means that you stand and throw you? Don't I need to be an APP for that job. And it's too hot in the south to jump three times. That's you're right. I'm very touched by that. As my father just passed away this last year in in his last months in his last months we used to play Petanque in the living room sitting in his chair. He and I didn't realize talk talk on Gay. Yeah but actually then you have the second challenge in that version there. You're not jumping and you're just wearing one hand. What can you have on the the other hand? What little sees a little has? These is the perfect. I wish I had planned orange. Whatever you prefer but now you're playing your Patong can on your with your your GRANDPA? WHO's sitting in a chair and he can still play a talk and it's windy? I mean is famous for its win. They famous infamous of. It's actually because the Mistral confused about it because there's been books written about right and there was a TV series me style. Is this win. That is both bad bad and good Because we are eighteen situation where you create a dry climate ejaz away the clouds and pollution. My it's clear clean after all. There's different kinds of wind. What distinguishes Straw so? It's a northern wind being. It's coming down or anything bad comes from the north when you live in this house right but this is is a digital exception. That's good they need to chase away humidity. Why so we have a clean blue sky? That incredible Konno's travel expert Nina. SF WAS ATI has called the south of France her home for the last thirty years. She's our guide to Provence right now. On travel with Rick Steves for numbers eight seven seven three the three three seven four to five and mets on the phone from Libertyville in Illinois Matt. Thanks for your call. Yeah Hi Rick thanks for having me. I am lucky enough. Our family's there's GonNa be taking a trip and we're going to be spending about ten days in France so after a few days in Paris. We're heading down to provence and I guess. My question is with my daughters until ages. Seven and ten are certain cities that we shouldn't miss like maybe I would yawn or arl or name and also if there's any kids specific experiences that we need to look into into some good advice for a family with a couple of smaller kids I would say. What in Avenue Vince? You're passing through avenue obviously. There's the quite impressive castle which is at the pope's palace Repton Avenue and it has a very good high-tech kind of tablet that you're within within. There's very likely a children's version of the hunt. The at the French are so good at making their historic sites student friendly and child friendly with Khaki checky little tablets and absence on where the kids can make it a treasure on so I would do that to impose Perez and with the version that is for children throughout the pokes. As you don't about the pope's you came back under the punt to guard you can. That's a great thing to do when you can teach your kids. Roman history knocking down the. What isn't that is incredible? When even the Kayak that gives.
Seven dead in West Texas shooting rampage.
"Coming up on veneers death toll hole in west. Texas shooting rampage rises to seven German President Asks Poland to forgive Nazi tyranny gene and Bahamas slammed by category five Hurricane Dorian it Sunday September one. I'm Anthony Davis the death toll in West Texas. The shooting rampage increased to seven today as authorities investigated why a man stopped by state troopers for failing to signal a left turn opened fire on them and fled shooting more than twenty people as he drove before being killed by officers outside a movie theater. Odessa police say that at least one person who was shot remained in a life-threatening condition authorities say the gunman was a white male in his thirties but police have not released name all possible motive the shooting shooting began Saturday afternoon setting off a chaotic rampage during which the suspect hijacked a mail carrier truck and fired at random as he drove in the area yeah of Edessa and Midland two cities in the heart of Texas oil country more than three hundred miles west of Dallas. Three police officers were shot before for the suspect was killed authorities say the trooper was in a serious but stable condition on Saturday and the other officers were stable. Saturday's shooting brings the number of mass killings in the US so far this year to twenty-five matching the number in all of two thousand eighteen the number of people killed this year has already Eddie reached one hundred and forty two surpassing the one hundred forty people who were killed all of last year today. Donald trump reiterated he's more recent calls for greater attention to mental health trump said new facilities and needed for the mentally ill to reduce mass shootings however mental until health professionals say such thinking is outdated linking mental health illness to violence is wrong and that the impact of more treatment would be helpful overall. We'll have a minor impact on gun violence German President frank-walter Steinmeier has asked Poland's forgiveness for Nazi tyranny eighteen years on from the start of World War. Two Mr Mr Steinmeier and other world leaders are in Poland to commemorate the outbreak of the conflict speaking in the capital Warsaw. Mr Steinmeier apologized for the a horrific war unleashed by Germany. This wall was a German crime he said in a speech his Polish counterpart and US Vice President Mike Pence also so delivered speeches in front of crowds and heads of state on Pilsudski Square Poland suffered some of the worst losses of World War. Two about six million. One of its citizens were killed up to half of them. Jews the conflict began in the early hours of the first of September nineteen thirty nine when a Nazi battleship attacked back to garrison of Polish soldiers West plant Poland's government had moved this year's commemorations from Westerplatte near the Baltic port city of Gdansk to Warsaw aw in anticipation of a visit from the US president who was to give the keynote speech but trump cancelled citing hurricane dorian and sent Vice President Mike Pence instead shortly after trump cancelled Angela Merkel made lost minutes announcement that she would attend yesterday day it emerged that trump who had given the impression he would spend the day at Camp David with experts to monitor Dorans progress had in fact flown by helicopter from Camp David to Virginia Gulf Club. A Hurricane Doria is slamming into the northwestern Bahamas as a catastrophic category five storm with sustained winds of up to one hundred and eighty miles per hour the extremely dangerous storm is the strongest hurricane on modern record in the area according to the US National Hurricane Center Grand Bahama residents have been evacuating from it's predicted path Dorian moving westwood seven miles an hour is expected to continue to move over great Abaco Island and Nia or over Grand Bahama later on on Sunday into Monday. Authorities closed some airports in the outlying islands but the main international airports remains open today after hitting the Bahamas it should move closer to the Florida East Coast late on Monday through Tuesday nights local time the NHCD Doreen was the strongest hurricane to hit the Bahamas in modern times times in the island's government officials urge residents to take immediate steps to protect life and property the US administration recently order to transfer funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Fema to immigrations and Customs Enforcement Known as ice most of the a female money would be reprogrammed to the border one hundred and fifty five million dollars would come from the Disaster Relief Fund based budget which he spent on recovering from natural disasters. Ole told the department said it would transfer a total of two hundred and seventy one million dollars toward immigration efforts. You can subscribe to the news with your favorite podcast APP or ask. Your Smart Speaker to Klay The news with Anthony Davis podcast leave us a review on. I tunes and follow us on twitter. At the news underscore podcast for daily updates. The news is an independent production covering politics inequality health and climate delivering honest verified and truthful World News daily.
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"Today says his country's sees a big opportunity in China's massive belt and road infrastructure initiative, which aims to we've network of ports bridges and power plants linking China with Africa, Europe and beyond speaking Tuesday. In Hong Kong one Carlos Varela of the initiatives a chance to connect Asia and America to Panama China plans to hold a major international conference on the initiative in Beijing later this month attracting world leaders. In addition province will ban old disposable plastics prohibiting everything from single use straws to plus bags. They notice to fight pollution and protect the environment. It will apply to restaurants supermarkets grocery stores pharmacies. Preset a Catholic parish in northern Poland held a book burning sending up in flames the Harry Potter series and other items that are owners said had evil forces images from the burning Gdansk smother of church parish Sunday. We're posted on Facebook. By Catholic foundation that uses unconventional ways of religious work in the pictures. Flames are consuming an African wooden mask figurines of elephants in books on personality and magic as well. As those by JK rolling all brought in by parisioners, a priest and altar boys are watching the book burning in the photos. The foundation said it was intended to alert prisoners too, bad influences. It says come from magic and the occult comments under the post condemned. The book burning recalling that also happened in Nazi Germany before World War Two. Radio news. I'm Jacky when the Trump administration resumes, trade.
21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline
"Campaign and Russia didn't buy it. Either buzzfeed's description of specific statements to the special counsel's office are not accurate. Read a statement, President Trump was clearly ecstatic last night, he tweeted a very sad day for journalism, but a great day for our country, the partial shutdown of the US government has entered its fifth week with Donald Trump saying he'll make what he described as a major announcement. And on Saturday reports from Washington suggests that senior officials, including the vice President Mike Pence have come up with new proposals to resolve the crisis crowds gathering in northern polish city of Gdansk for the funeral of the mayor Pavel Adamovich. He was stabbed to death on stage at the country's biggest charity event last weekend. Here's Adam eastern people in this city of Gdansk has been turning out in their thousands for events over the last few days, and we'll be going to the funeral as well. Which of course, will be attended by Paul president prime minister and the president of the European Council. Donald tusk himself, a native of the city to give you a measure of the depth of feeling for this, man. More than fifty thousand people in here in Gdansk queue for hours on ending the threes in temperatures just to pay their respects to his coffee when it was put on public display at eastern with that report from Gdansk. Well. News from the BBC the government of Burkina Faso has unexpectedly resigned. No explanation was given but the tiny west African nation has been hit by a wave of Jihadist attacks and kidnappings of foreigners including Canadian geologist who was found dead earlier this week. Senior officials from the United States North Korea and South Korea heading for Sweden to hold informal talks. That are expected to focus on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. It's the first such gathering since the summit in Singapore last June between President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong UN the officials are thought to be laying the groundwork for a second summit of the two leaders. Sung Yoon Lee, professor of Korean studies at Tufts University in Massachusetts says that John Yang has not done enough to reduce its nuclear program since the previous summit North Korea has continued to build a bomb. North Korea continues to enrich uranium North Korea continues to produce ballistic missiles while it has made only token gestures. Why releasing three US detainees who never should have been detained in the first place by shutting down an old exhausted has thing site that doesn't need any longer the president of Colombia even Duquet has cooled off piece. Talks with the ESPN after blaming the left-wing rebel group for Thursday's deadly car-bomb attack on the police academy in the capital Bogota. Twenty young police cadets were killed Mr. UK said the rebels had continue to kidnap and kill dozens of Colombian citizens since the talks began in twenty seventeen for the first time officials in Pakistan have briefed parliament on the country's growing export of human hair. A statement by the commerce ministry, said Pakistan, and one point six million dollars from the sale of hair in the last five years, China, which has an expanding beauty industry was one of the main buyers taking more than one hundred thousand kilos of hair from Pakistan BBC news. Hello. I'm Caroline Wyatt. And welcome back to the well this week coming up. We look political turmoil in Venezuela Zimbabwe, France, but I the political turmoil here in Britain where Prime Minister Theresa may suffered the greatest parliamentary defeat in modern history. When her Brexit deal was rejected by two hundred thirty votes. It indicated a UK parliament as well as people split not along party lines, but into many different camps all in vehement disagreement of whether the UK should stay in the European Union leave on Mrs Maes terms. Plus, you a better deal. If there is one crush out with no deal at all or have a second referendum. This is at least one of out of confidence the following day. But given the scale of her earlier defeat that seemed a hollow victory in the end, many Brits resolved simply the half a Cup of tea in the hope that in the words of that great dickens character mister Mukuba something with. Turn up. But what could that be? And how serious is the deadlock, and what might unlock it? I put those questions to our panel of expert correspondence, Adam Fleming in Brussels. Andrew Walker economics. Correspondent rob Watson, our political correspondent, I asked rob. I is that anyway, she can get agreement inside outside her party to push a deal through. I guess the answer your question. Carolina is that it's possible. But if it was easy it would have been done by now, and it's worth remembering at the Reese of this crisis. And let's state again for the sake of any doubt that Britain is in the most profound political crisis since the second World War at the root of it is the fact that Britain's politicians simply cannot agree on what to do about the result of the referendum in twenty sixteen. It's a sort of simple basic an excess. And of course, the other thing the root of this crisis is the sort of visceral division within the governing conservative party over. What to do about Europe? It's been there for about forty years. It's what led to the referendum. And it's why now. Having some would say foolishly attempted to get Brexit salted as a conservative only project. Theresa May as now trying to make it a cross party project and any hope that might succeed. I think it'll be immensely difficult for three reasons. Firstly as personalities threes has many qualities, but the idea of charming people who have different points of view or come from different. Parties is probably not one of them. Secondly because in order to get across party agreement. She would have to soften Brexit. And that would almost certainly lead to a split in her conservative party will again, it's worth remembering what has been driving her along these last couple of years, it's been this sort of hope, and it would seem to me a vain hope of keeping the conservative party together. And then the third thing, of course, is that British politics are immensely tribal, and the idea that these other party leaders are going to come particularly Jeremy Corbyn from the labor party the idea he's gonna come to the rescue all their games comes to the rescue of someone who they see as. As a sort of weak and desperate rival. It seems to me as rather unlikely. Uttam you're in Brussels. The is apparently making preparations at least for article fifty to be extended were the UK requested. How dismayed a Europe's leaders by what they see happening in UK politics at the moment. I think preparations for extending article fifty in delaying Brexit, maybe putting it too strongly is definitely being talked about it speculated about and people are thinking about it. But I think actually it's not as far as properly laying the groundwork to make it happen yet. And of course, it would only happen. The you says the UK requested it, and it is absolutely not British government policy to delay Brexit from the infamous day to the twenty ninth of March twenty nineteen in terms of dismay again, that's quite the right word. There was surprise certainly amongst the EU officials. I was watching meaningful vote with the audibly gasped when the size of the defeat became clear. The EU knew it was coming though. And so they had time to write their scripts for their. Response, and it was a scripts because then it got leaks to me as often happens in the year. And the script was this is a British problem. We regret that you voted this deal done is the only deal on the table. Get your house in order and come back to us with a plan that you think will get through parliament. That's where the EU has stayed since many of the conservative party's fears over the future deal with Europe involve the so-called backstop for the island of Ireland to prevent new border checks being necessary between the north which is part of the United Kingdom south an independent country, which will remain part of the EU many worried that those checks or something that could bring about a return to the battle days of violence. His Emma Vardi in Belfast. There was apprehension on both sides of the Irish border leading up to the vote. Now, a continuing state of uncertainty hangs over the island of Ireland all the more heavily in Westminster and no deal. Brexit is the outcome. No one wants. And the odds are against it happening that talked to people. Around the Irish border, and that counts for little many Irish businesses rely on the UK market for buying and selling a variety of goods and particularly food. If tariffs were imposed overnight it could threaten the livelihood of people on both sides of the border. The Irish prime Minister, Leo varadkar has said no deal. Preparations are no longer contingency plans. They're now being implemented with measures being taken on key matters such as safeguarding the supply of medicines. Plenty of companies are doing the same changing supply routes putting contracts on hold and posing new investment in Northern Ireland. The D U P were opposed to Theresa May's deal.
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"The main news headlines this hour leaking oil pipeline has exploded in central Mexico killing more than twenty people injuring dozens, and as we've just been hearing a funeral mass is due to take place in the polish city of Gdansk for its mayor of twenty years. Pavel Adamovich who was fatally stabbed at a charity event last weekend. Now, we've been talking quite a lot recently about Europe's so-called troubles Brexit being a main one also a rise of the far right and populism seen by some as a problem. There's another big preoccupation among European leaders right now, the transatlantic relationship in a new era of President Trump, many of the oldest options about friends and allies are being questioned European leaders know that their dealings with Washington have changed and might not return to what they were our special correspondent James novelty has been investigating and he reports now from Germany. Berlin. With dark history is everywhere. I'm inside one of the planes that crisscross the iron curtain during the Soviet imposed. Berlin blockade in nineteen forty eight bringing food and supplies to people marooned on the front line of the Cold War, though, the food which came in was not really a delicious thing. And they said, well, we survive with it. Dr Gilgen Lil taika, dotted of the allied museum here sees this plane as a symbol of the rebuilding of Europe. After war the effort that forge the transatlantic relationship American presidents used to refer to the airlift as an emblem of that relationship is a partnership the truly began on the day when the first American playing touchdown a temple hall, but now within the era of Donald Trump. I think the European Union is a photo what they do to us and trade now, you wouldn't think of the European Union. But there and that's a challenge to Europe hands fund, plus was German ambassador in London. And then. In moscow. This history is therefore his subject after World War Two America was by far the most powerful state in the world and Europeans were the weakest in the history, but there were strong European leaders. So that stage we punch probably above our power. When Trump was elected. My immediate reaction was this is the of Europe not to complain but to do better. And the reason why it's Arjun is that oldest functions have passed away. Daniele Schwartz said at the German Council on foreign relations describes a relationship that has turned sour European unity. And the deepening of the relationship was was taken for granted. For decades, the US with its America. First approach has put Europe into the space of a strategic competitor. If not even an enemy we cannot rely. On the US and the way we used to in practical terms that comes with a price tag increase in defense budget. But also the need for Europe to pull together precisely at a moment. When so much seems to be coming apart think of Brexit. Angela Merkel's departure from the German chancellorship in two years. Emmanuel Macron's troubles with the zone. Protesters. Han..
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"Headlines with strike leader. And teacher sesame Meyer crew is an author and journalist Eric blank Senate confirmation hearings begin today for William bar, President Trump's nominee for the attorney general seat left open after Jeff Sessions firing in November bar, a former attorney general for George H W Bush is known for his expansive view of executive power. But he's reportedly planning on reassuring Senator he'll protect special counsel Robert Muller's Russia probe according to prepare testimony bars. Opening statement says it's verge vitally important Muller. Be able to complete his investigation democratic senators are expected to press bar over an unsolicited memo he sent to deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein in June, and what she criticised Muller's investigation and addition to sending the memo to Rosenstein, Barak knowledged, he also shared it with most of Trump's lawyers and discussed it with several of them. We'll have more on the story later in the program with Vince Warren of the center for constitutional rights, the longest government shutdown a US history enters its twenty fifth day is eight hundred thousand federal workers, either working without pay or have been furloughed no signs of a breakthrough or apparent in. Washington is Trump continues to insist on five point seven billion dollars for funding his border wall. Meanwhile, in New York City, a number of prisoners that had downtown Manhattan jail launched a hunger strike Monday to protest, the cancellation of family visits due to staffing shortages related to the government shutdown some prisoners at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, also reportedly not received medications at a federal judge. In Brooklyn lawyers report, not being able to visit their clients because of staff shortages in Poland, the mayor of Gdansk Powell Adama beach died on Monday one day after he was stabbed on stage during a charity event the attacker who's been charged with murder. Reportedly yelled from the stage who was wrongfully imprisoned under the government of the civic platform party, which the mayor used to belong to Adama that has been the mayor of the port city of Gdansk since one thousand nine hundred eighty eight and was a staunch critic of the right wing polish government, he espoused liberal policies and ideas, defending btcu rights and immigrant rights crowds gathered Monday to pay tribute to the murdered mayor. This is Donald tusk. President of the European Council originally from Gdansk and a friend of the mayor. Today with the promise dear God. And all names, the people of Gdansk polls Europeans that for you. And everyone we will protect our dunks or Poland and our Europe that hatred will not prevail. We will stand up against it goodbye in Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed responsibility for car bomb that killed at least five people wounded at least one hundred others in the capital Kabul, Monday. The explosion went off near a high security international. Compound officials say most of the victims were civilians and the wounded included scores of children and more news from Afghanistan Human Rights, Watch is calling for the international community to impose sanctions and investigate. Recently appointed defense minister Saddulah Khalid, Khalid, a former governor of Kandahar is accused of committing war crimes and human rights abuses, including enforced disappearances torturing prisoners and ordering the murder of five UN workers in two thousand seven the human rights group. Also says there's evidence holiday. Committed acts of sexual violence against women and girls in Britain members of parliamentary voting today on Prime Minister, Theresa May's highly contested Brexit deal on Monday made a final plea to members of parliament to support the deal is not perfect, and yes, it is a compromise. But when the history books written.
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"With she looks back at where her classroom is. She feels torn he'd much rather be inside teaching her kindergarteners. They hope they really relate this strike to the fact that the city cares about them after off ended. Teachers carpooled took buses and trains and made their way downtown to meet up on mass with other teachers and supporters. We're here in grand park in downtown Los Angeles right in front of city hall. Relevant contests and science as far as I can see teachers, and parents and students are out here. Supporting the strike. It's hard to know how long this strike last the last strike in nineteen eighty nine lasted nine days. Los angeles. The mayor of the polish city of Gdansk died this morning after doctors fought for hours to save his life. Pabo Adamovich was stabbed yesterday during a televised charity event shortly before he was attacked on stage. The mayor had complimented the audience on the money they helped to raise this is a wonderful time of spreading good. He said, you are all wonderful Gdansk is the most amazing city while reporter on a Norris, Kevin joins us from Berlin. Hi, ana. Hi. Can you? Give us more details about what exactly happened last night in Gdansk. So the mayor of dice Pavel Adamovich was attacked on Sunday while he was attending the great orchestra of Christmas charity, which is an annual events where volunteers raise money for medical equipment and hospitals and at Twenty-seven-year-old attacker stabbed him multiple times. And he later after very long a surgery would lasted more than five. Hours later died from his wounds. Do we know anything about the motives of this Twenty-seven-year-old attacker? So it is not yet clear is a modus where political it was definitely a criminal attack. The attacker reportedly shouted that the mayor's former party where she belonged to the civil platform was responsible for his incarceration because the attacker was in jail for more than five years for robbing a Bank and for other charges, and he reportedly shouted that the civic platform wrongfully indicted him was responsible for him. The wrongfully convicted. What should we know about the mayor? I was reading up on him. And I gather he was widely known throughout Poland for supporting gay rights for supporting the rights of immigrants. Exactly. So now, he can say that Poland is really in a state of shock because he was a very popular figure known best for his political liberal, political views, very pro immigration and an advocate for LBJ Q rides with a very hard stance on anti-semitism as well. And of course, he was a critic of the right-wing nationalist law and Justice party, which is the ruling government since twenty fifteen and he himself was an independent politician, but used to be a long term member of the liberal civic platform, and he's a father of two girls married and he held the position for two decades for twenty years. Wow. Exactly. And he first came to power in one thousand nine hundred eighty s and he had been reelected four times, including in the last elections in November. And you were starting to mention with the reaction to this. Has been in Poland, I gather there were there were rallies today, anti anti-violence rallies. Exactly. So from all major political parties people were condemning the attack again, he was a very famous public figure, and you have to understand that ever since the national right wing conservative law and Justice party came into power, the political atmosphere in Poland is very tense because basically what you can say is that society is really divided into pro government supporters and into supporters of the civil platform and recently they've been attacks and altercations between those two platforms. Have we seen violence like this before? Well, we've seen altercations and we've seen attacks on both peace supporters and civil platform support. So these incidents happen, but not yet they actually resulted in death. But you're describing a political climate that to use your word has gotten more tense has gotten more violent and in recent days in lens exactly that's reporter on Norris cave, which reporting on the fatal stabbing of the mayor of Gdansk in Poland..
"gdansk" Discussed on KQED Radio
"A he looks back at where classroom is she feels torn he'd much rather be inside teaching her kindergarteners. They hope they really relate this strike to the fact that the city cares about them after drop-off ended. Teachers carpooled took buses and trains and made their way downtown to meet up on mass with other teachers and supporters. So we're here in grand park in downtown Los Angeles right in front of city hall. Relevant contests and science as far as the I can see teachers, and parents and students are out here. Supporting the strike. It's hard to know how long this strike will last last teacher strike in nineteen eighty nine lasted nine days. Ktar news, Los Angeles. The mayor of the polish city of Gdansk died this morning after doctors fought for hours to save his life. Parvo Adamovich was stabbed yesterday during a televised charity event shortly before he was attacked on stage. The mayor had complimented the audience on the money, they helped to raise this is a wonderful time of spreading could he said, you are all wonderful Gdansk is the most amazing sitting reporter on Norris, Kevin joins us from Berlin. Hi, ana. Hi. Can you? Give us more details about what exactly happened last night in Gdansk. So the mayor of dice Adamovich was attacked on Sunday while he was attending the great orchestra of Christmas charity, which is an annual events where volunteers raise money for medical equipment, and hospitals and Twenty-seven-year-old attacker stabbed him multiple times. And he later after very long. Long a surgery would lasted more than five hours later died from his wounds. Do we know anything about the motives of this Twenty-seven-year-old attacker? So it is not yet clear is a modus where political it was definitely a criminal attack. The attacker reportedly shouted that's the mayor's former party where she belonged to the civil platform was responsible for his incarceration because the attacker was in jail for more than five years for robbing a Bank and for other charges, and he reportedly shouted that the civic platform wrongfully indicted him was responsible for him. They wrongfully convicted. What should we know about the mayor? I was reading up on him. And I gather he was widely known throughout Poland for supporting gay rights for supporting the rights of immigrants. Exactly. So now, he can say that Poland is really in a state of shock because he was a very popular figure and known best for his political liberal, political views, very pro immigration and an advocate for Albie Q rides with a very hard stance on antisemitism as well. And of course, he was a critic of the writer, nationalist law and Justice party, which is the ruling government since two thousand fifteen and he himself was an independent politician, but used to be a long term member of the liberal civic platform, and he's a father of two girls married and he held the position for two decades for twenty years. Well, exactly, and he first came to power in one thousand nine hundred eight and he had been reelected four times, including in the last elections in November. And you were starting to mention what the reaction to this. Has been in Poland, I gather there were there were rallies today, anti anti-violence rallies. Exactly. So from all major political parties people were condemning the attack again, he was a very famous public figure, and you have to understand that ever since the national right-wing conservative law and Justice party came into power, the political atmosphere in pollen is very tense because basically what you can say is that society is really divided into pro government supporters and into supporters of the civil platform and recently they've been attacks in altercations between those two platforms. Have we seen violence like this before? Embroider? Well, we've seen altercations and we've seen attacks on both peace supporters and civil platform supporters. So these incidents happen, but not yet they actually resulted in death. But you're describing a political climate that to use your word has gotten more tense has gotten more violent in recent days and months exactly that's reporter, Ana Norris cave, which reporting on the fetal stabbing of the mayor of Gdansk in Poland. You're listening to.
"gdansk" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"In Washington DC, Nathan Hager there with world and national headlines. Nathan Lisa President Trump says he never worked for Russia spoke with reporters moments ago before he left the White House for the American Farm Bureau convention in New Orleans, did I never worked for right? Even ask that question. Big fat hulk denial comes two days after the New York Times reported the F B I opened an investigation into whether the president was working on Russia's behalf when he fired director James Comey, president called the people behind that investigation. Dirty cops you mentioned President Trump's nominee for attorney general William bar will tell senators at his confirmation hearing it is vitally important that special counsel. Robert Muller be allowed to complete his investigation. Well prepared remarks from William bar obtained by the Associated Press also addressed concerns that the results of mothers investigation might never be disclosed bar will tell the committee. It is very important that congress and the public be informed of the prosecution team's findings President Trump says he has rejected Republican Senator Lindsey Graham suggestion that he reopened the federal government temporarily to see if he can reach a deal on a border wall with a partial government shutdown now into its twenty four th day. The president says he's not looking to declare a national emergency that Republicans. Are rock solid behind him. The mayor of the polish city of Gdansk has been assassinated Poland's health minister says Paula Dom of its died in the hospital today a day after he was stabbed on stage during a charity event by an ex convict. This is the first assassination of a high ranking polish politician since the end of communism in one thousand nine hundred nine global news twenty four hours a day on Aaron to tick tock on Twitter powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries. I'm Nathan Hager. This is Bloomberg promotes time is running out frigging. Penguin colonies have emptied in the last five years as a breeding populations have gone from two million to less than twenty five thousand.
Polish mayor stabbed on stage during charity event
"Footage on the internet of this this tragic stabby this flares going off of loud music, thousands of people at the stage watching this sort of hit listening to the music, and you see a man when across the stage, and it's something appears like he attacks somebody on the far side of the stage. And then the next thing you see this man walking across the stage back and forth with his arms raised up in the air. And then he grabs hold of a microphone, and you hear him say my name is Stefan. I was imprisoned is an innocent, man and civic platform the the governing party. The lead the previous government, which the mayor used to be a member of that party. He said, they tortured me, and that's why Adamovich has died. He's this is what he says on the microphone the mayor was taken to hospital after being sister at the scene and he's been operated on. But it's believed that his condition is still critical Mr. which has been the mayor of Gdansk for more than twenty years. So he's a very well known political figure he is indeed this stopping has shocked pollen he's been reelected. I think four times. This stabbing is really condemned by everybody and Donald tusk who led the government said the governing party which the map Mr. damage was a member of has tweeted also his supportive of Mr Obama vision saying that everybody's praying for him to pull through we've all heard or seen that there have been lots of tensions. In Poland in recent years is this in any way or potentially related to that. Well, at this stage, we can't draw any firm conclusions. And as you say there is very pronounced polarization in polish politics said the tone of debate, sometimes is is not very respectful, and I'm sure this is what people will be talking about in the coming days, whether this political fighting disrespect between this sort of civic platform, and they've and the governing Lord Justice party over the last decade may have contributed to submit the extreme emotions that people feel about those political parties whether there for the more against the enemy Ston crunch time is living again for the British Prime Minister Theresa may enter efforts to win parliamentary approval of her deal for the UK's withdrawal from the European Union on Tuesday, MP's will decide the fate of her plan. Here's a political correspondent. Vicky young Theresa May's last ditch attempt to persuade the comments tobacco deal is direct message to Brexit backing
"gdansk" Discussed on Le Show
"The name of the tanker ladies and gentlemen proud to say was the Franken. The. I'm yeah, I wasn't expecting that reaction either. The Franken was a floating gas station. Some say, no, the ship supply the Germany operating in the Baltic with fuel during World War Two. It had to capacity of up to eleven thousand tons of fuel and was hit by Russian torpedoes and sank off Gdansk or Dansk office against after the war international law stipulated that the wreck was now polish property. The time recovering, the Franken was on profitable. I know the feeling it just sat there and wasn't that anyone's way says official of the maritime institute in Gdansk your vote him, but that has now changed. The question is not whether it is asked will happen, but when says, an experienced navigator and captain, they're still eight hundred twenty eight thousand liquid gallons of fuel onboard. Significant amount was loss during the tack. There's still a lot left. Thanks to good German engineering, but some of the tanks are still intact. But even the best engineering can't change. The laws of physics says DOJ Avella salt water is causing the steel tax Kuroda rate of about a third of an inch project aid over the past seven decades, seven of the twelve millimetres of the tank walls may very well have vanished if the hall corrodes even further the record collapse under its own weight. The Franken could collapse under its own weight which could trigger an uncontrolled leak with dramatic consequences for the environment and the Baltic Sea. In case, you know, is an inland sea that is currently experiencing unusually slow of exchange of water. Pardon? The expression with neighboring Northey. The cost of salvaging the fuel load is estimated between nine and about twenty one million dollars, including insurance and disposal. Oh, you don't need to dispose of a treated like nuclear waste. The, there's no time to lose, says a managing director of. The Baltic Sea Conservation Foundation. View that dynamic economic development in Gdansk bay and the advancement of tourism in the area. It should be regarded as an extremely important project. The polish Shipping Minister in July, set up a special team to solve the problems caused by the Franken and environmental activists are hoping to receive e you emergency financing for the salvage operation German authorities. They say the records and polish waters. Wreck. That's an attitude that when environmentalist says it does not surprising. Nobody wants to set a precedent wrecks or huge problem because there are thousands of them. This is something people don't like to talk about in public. Let's have a hearing. News from outside the bubble as German copyrighted feature. This broadcast. It is a smart world and getting smarter..
Relatives win injunction stopping sales of Frida Kahlo Barbie doll
"West virginia battling over that state's growing drug problem republicans competing in west virginia's senate primary or fighting about who is best positioned to fight the opioid epidemic patrick morrissey the state's attorney general is taking credit for a court victory that just inspired a freshly proposed da rule which could cut down on opioid production but in washington congress cuts the checks for opioid prevention and treatment and the only candidate currently serving there is congressman evan jenkins now a fresh set of eyes on the epidemic comes from the contender fresh out of prison former coal baron don blankenship served a year on misdemeanor charges tied to the upper big branch mine disaster his ideas mirror the president's and blankenship believes jenkins and morrissey each had a chance to address opioids went elected and blewett fox's peter doocy in charleston west virginia a holocaust survivor telling antifascist rally in poland today the current polish leaders tolerate groups would not see inspired ideologies about fifteen hundred people gathering in gdansk protesting a march that far right organisations held in that city last week a win in court for the family but renowned artists over the rights to her image mexican john has blocked a company associated with us toymaker mattel from commercializing the image of artists free to kalo as it seeks to halt sales of barbie doll styled after her the dolls featuring delayed painter were launched in march the company said at the time it reached an agreement with the frida kalo corporation to make the dolls but her grand niece argues the right to belong to her and her family opposed on the family's official twitter account reads the mexico city judge has ordered the frida kahlo corporation to stop using the brand image and work of kalo without permission from the owner of the rights lisa lacerra fox news officials telling us consumers and restaurants to throw out and he's storebought romaine lettuce amid an e coli outbreak that sickened more than fifty people in several states i'm paul stevens fox news radio.
"gdansk" Discussed on All Songs Considered
"Oh so you're gonna often neglected day yes oh i did see some great music but i'll let you guys well to pachuca started my day and i think it my energy your days for some of you i i saw them i saw them early trooper trip is a band from gdansk and they are sort of hey sort of prague rocky in a way i mean i don't even know what you would call it but it was pretty thrilling good droning always when they play and the direction the songs go in if it's like they're doing it by feel not by oh we listened to a lot of punk growing up in this now what we want to do it's you it's really hard to place what they're channeling i love when gregory i don't remember gregory's last name kwiatkoski thank you she said he said our songs are very simple if the song is called snow then the song is about snow if it's called the sky is falling it's about guy you know when so many times we talked about this last night singer gets up and they tells us long story and when he just said that i thought that's beautiful very economical right thank you speaking of beautiful stories actually stumbled in katie presley brought me into into the room to see this the singer who went by the who goes by the name thika and i'd never heard of her and she's she's onstage scott the overlooks the scud stripped down band and she just tells the story about how like i had this desk job and i was miserable and i had just i felt like i had nothing going for me i was depressed all the time and so i just started doing this and in the way it's it's as spare and his simple story is kind of what you're describing about like if it's songs tree the tree i really felt move i felt really moved by that like so many of these positions you know they're thousands of bands here and you know multiple members prevent you're talking about you know you're getting into five figures when you're talking about people's hopes and dreams.
"gdansk" Discussed on MMA Junkie Radio
"I got some cool dogs to man i'm checking the instagram as well at touchy feeley are what do you have three dogs overall i have one i'll have one just the one okay there was another picture we were sitting on a staircase and yet to other dogs sleep maybe you're all yours ranters of the democracy of yeah those are my buddy dog so uh i i'd look in love dogs man honestly i loved out but you my buddy does i have the old english bulldog they think 75 found bulldogs he eats like that's like my best friend and i love it i love it i love there's also a german shepherd of every man secure now this one's in gdansk poland and he's got the buzz along an option i'd alexy see this 'cause i had an incident with a for this i think there also melewar german shepherd and i love dogs to what i'm looking at that gonna while i like a hannibal lecter dog repair fraying what what was all that about i guess was walking walking around in poland and i saw that dog chained up to assign with like a stop sign with that uh without muzzle on i thought at first he captured my experience in poland's i say the picture really liked the picture man i hope he's not abuse that mean if somebody's to saying as taking some sonnen but i need to be careful i get that but i certainly hope he's not abuse than anywhere nanping so all andrei do you have like two more minutes or do you need to go i just wanna ask one model state unlike paul arkasase i loved the whole street fights story in cops came or a gang or i got jumped or can you share any of this underbelly underworld stoutly what what what what what kind of an incident did you have uh i'm not so sure i heard this story or if you want to share orientating that was really that bad.
"gdansk" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"Yeah what if what you what a that'll judge combeback in a vacation you gotta be all into gdansk i called it a noga you do no i don't wanna diminish we need your help no no no no act that with the commission's already spoken new now is in the in the court system he he coming back off vacation but i don't want to talk about that just yet we will cross that bridge right now i'm not even near the breed i wanna talk about how special this young man look last night in why are you excuse me why are you trying to undermine him by talking about what washington didn't do as a to what he did look do an extremely well here's what has happened the eagles have peaked early and my cowboys they're just starting to peak in will peak on time when it matters let me get so let me get this right they pete beating a owen fix team i said they're just starting at the season starts of the council next sunday at washing started to give ever cisco all they need i told you they needed to feel good about themselves they got back on track address what the doc you why would you need to feel good about you gotta deck wrote well he's cargo nobody everybody just all accept the quarterback oh he just did you see him and do the best quarterback in the nfc east dstld dak prescott and anybody who really gets it really does not would you you might have been saying beth what added value weight of the been saying even when we play the vava louis absolute last let's look at what the eagles have accomplished so far they won at washington thanks to a blown call a completely bogus call kirk her cousins they said it was a firewall forward pass nozizwe outrage i disagree right on schedule they go to kansas city and lose no shame there then they beat the giants they wanted to charges when the charge still really struggling they beat arizona than they won at carolina and what are we seeing from carolina holdaway way up right away now wait a minute wait a minute wait a minute i came that you do i know i'm just hold home i'm not so i'm sorry i'm not soils get modern forward before we go to break joy now you talk about the lowly judges.
"gdansk" Discussed on Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
"So and the reason why a libertarian like myself will just i can just focus on the state right like the state in america because that's what the evil because we've accepted as a culture nonaggression so i can say to go off michael touch me well whenever i can say to you if i'm making the argument rate to two people here the argument i can make against government is that we would never funds morally acceptable for anyone else to do so i if i said like i don't like the plant that my my neighbour is in a smoking so i've built a cage and i'm going to kidnap him in throw him in my cage building new euro uram monster yet horrible human being if i said i'm starting a charity and i'm gonna take care of some people's healthcare so what i'm gonna do is i'm gonna take a gun in gdansk local business and like say either give me money or i'll throw you in this cage than i got the guy who with a plan i didn't like an like the you'd be like no you're horrible okay now if i were to go to some muslim culture and sit there and say i'd say like oh my god like how morally horrific is a law against homosexuality like the government saying they're just going to grab a gay person and like you know like assault them for being gay i think a lot of them would go like yes that's right they would and you can do that too because they have an accepted not lynch they have an accepted freedom and liberty is like a defining principle we have the state is still evil but we have accepted nonaggression between we all live libertarian lives we pay off this one fucking mafia group oneyear who besides that we all live voluntary lives i think that is like really important to have that built into a culture and the truth is that a lot of other cultures don't have that built into them and this is a big part of the reason why i like some people live like austin some people live like central africans to two to break this down the culture to make your statement symbol us racists.
"gdansk" Discussed on Mickstape: The Barstool Basketball Podcast
"Aren't carrying his months and did not please now opera should be bachelet torn off last season who was not a good season now now that guy are sound this because my girlfriend like denver they watch any football before like so i've been see why does with may because like i just sit there and watch every single game a glad teachers himself and like show aired what's going on and i was like i don't know why the sports ocotber like everyone hates the patriots england patriots just wet every week like i don't know why anyone anywhere other the patriot fans watched the sport idiots no redeeming tsai will lease the gaza will taking care of on the sidelines and also after retirement to leave unarmed rooting for some uh some honorable characters on and off the field admitted lease a non with the league it seemed the for guide to stand up for their rights listen i feel like this was like the nba's wrapped like during the i i close personal friends spencer haywood stein and like the early 2000s when irishman was the face of the league and david starting did not like that one bit at now basketball's like steph curry who was like the most cuddly superstar like of all time for an export just by doing nothing to do absolutely nothing it's silver mapped odds against the genes in began to duke got smart man smartest days loan ikea i love it alleged visas like ever gonna move the season up were just gonna a pretty soon is going to be like nba finals happen soon drafts the next day next season starts scout he's on removing all our game two sunday with a with our biggest game monday night in gdansk like mother father triggered cavs warriors every line that i single monday night.
"gdansk" Discussed on Double Toasted
"You say nine core goodwin martin says five in gertz says six martin i agree with you almost a five but i don't know an we had nine nine uh the six all your dodge their right hands with answers seven a nightmare announced read 1984 a nightmare street to frittis revenge a nightmare m street three dream warriors of four the dream master by the green child six phrase dare the final nightmare in west craven's new nightmare for answer seven so there you go out those by to but i'm not playing so let's go ahead and getting too so you've got none right so far none now this is the part where you gotta get every answer right gertz if not view miss this when we have to think of something else so let's go ahead you know what if we miss this when we switch an open martin why the see what just to increase the challenge step of get a chance needs to be increased at that point all right here's the does the anagram in you know what that is you've got a mixed the words route to get the right answer and anagram that we have here a man with acts chases actress yet have rearranged let us to correctly spell at the title of a harm a man with acts chases actress i this is very easy man is extremely easy a man with axe chases actress i got this is very insult rhythm are nothing marla gonna play an american i think i had this month occurs it to icu at the gdansk gertjan owning thank you got this man on board to say.