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"red army" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"The Zika Heights, Dean's were all over Cairo, oftentimes rivaling each other, but they were nevertheless. Doing good spy work in Cairo. And so Stalin knew this because Stalin's primary Counter counter spy agency was the NK VD. There were the guys who were spying on Russians and spying on the allies and spying on the Germans. Nothing well, so, Stalin said. I recommend Tehran and Churchill and Roosevelt. You know that Zilong Hall for a guy in a wheelchair for FDR, but but he agreed to it on. So you have to know something about the World War two status. Of Iran. Iran was occupied by the British and the Russians are early in 1942. When America entered the war because the American Lindley supply convoys going up to the northern part of Russia, Uh, we're being savaged by Nazi u boats on doll that and so it was seen. The most obvious thing here is if the Brits and the Red Army occupied Iran, then lend lease tanks and keep in mind. The Russians don't publicize this, but thousands of American tanks, Sherman tanks Thousands of American P 39 Eric Cobra's We We gave that to the Russians in a so called Lin Li's never asked for a for the money back, you know, but it had to get there somewhere. And so the most reliable way to do it was to bring it up to Um, the the Indian Ocean coast of Iran and then put it on rail lives through Iran into the Soviet Union. So that's that was what was decided. So consequently, Tehran was secured by thousands of uniformed and que VD troops in kabaddi was the forerunner to the KGB. On. So Stalin said, not guarantee the security here. Well, what Stalin didn't know was that the German obvious the counter fight the German counterintelligence. Broken the U. S Navy code, and they saw talk about a Tehran conference in November of 43. So the legend goes like this. That the head of the op there, Admiral Veal him caress. Went to Hitler and said, Hey, look, I happen to know that the big three are going to be in Tehran. Um, because a little known to the Russians and the British Tehran was covered in German spies as well because Raisa Mohammad Reza Khan, who was the titular leader of Iran, Um, what was not a big fan of the British and the Red Army. In fact, he was courting German investment etcetera on DSA Oh German spy for very comfortable in Tehran. And so they if this is starting to sound like the Eagle has landed the famous Jack Higgins novel that became the movie with Michael Caine and Robert Duvall in all that. That's because this inspired on DSA, so the plan was put in front of Hitler. Then he looked was preposition some radio man in Tehran and the update us about the final dates and whole thing, Then we'll parachute in Team of hit men that are great commando Otto Skorzeny will put together and he's already done. Some work on this hey, has put together not only some German commandos and paratroopers, but he has some defectors from the Red Army. Who have agreed to join the Russian National Army of Liberation, but we're gonna peel them off on DA team will go into Tehran dressed as Red Army soldiers. And at the end of one of the days of the meetings, they will burst into the room. They'll machine gun everybody, and if we can, we'll kidnap Stalin. That the word is that Hitler had something personal about Churchill. He wanted Churchill killed. He didn't care about Roosevelt. Just go ahead and kill him because the Americans are gonna have a new president by the end of the day anyway. But Stalin he wanted Stalin alive. So scores. Amy, according to legend was going to machine gun. The room and a Stalin survived because he had a weird way of doing that. They're really kidnapping, so Unbeknownst to the Germans, By the way, there was a very marked agent barmy, a very marked officer who was actually a Russian spy. And he had a fully developed German I d. A spoke colloquial, perfect UN accent. A German. He was serving actually very well as a zey very much, lieutenant. Um, And he discovered the plot because of a drunken SS officer who he was friends with. And when, when he discovered the plot that he put the full weight of any any informed his head handler there, the NK VD..
Life Is Not a Game: The Story of Ossip Bernstein
"Life is not a game sure there are winners and losers but the stakes are far higher than we might realize. Just ask us at bernstein. Bernstein was born in the ukraine in eighteen. Eighty two back when his hometown was part of the russian empire in nineteen o six. He received his doctorate in law from heidelberg university and became a practicing financial lawyer shortly after that bernstein saw great success in his legal career. Earning a comfortable living for himself and his family unfortunately as he would come to learn several times in his life considerable gains were often followed by immense losses. But it wasn't his fault. He wasn't the gambler and he didn't play the stock market. Although he did enjoy the final game chess to be specific he picked it up in law school and found that he had a talent for it one year after he started playing. He was entering competitions all over europe june of nineteen ninety-two his win at the general chess federation of berlin earned him a master title kicking off a spree of tournaments with varying results. Sometimes he placed first or second other times he tied for third or fourth yet. The more he played the more of a reputation he built for himself and he was also outspoken against certain players. Such as jose coppa blanca. Who beat him several times over the years but there was something fascinating about this up and coming wonderkid chess champions and enthusiasts alike spoke highly of him and his name appeared on high profile lists although not always in a good way the bolshevik revolution of nineteen seventeen brought a lot of turmoil to russia with lenin's red army overthrowing the government and setting up its own capitalists and their enablers were rounded up for contributing to the plight of the workers and among them was awesome bernstein. Us wasn't a banker but as a financial lawyer certainly helped them get richer oftentimes on the backs of the most vulnerable. He was practicing in odessa ukraine when he was arrested by the bolshevik secret police in nineteen eighteen.
Holocaust survivors in Austria, Vienna receive COVID-19 vaccine on Holocaust remembrance day
"Six years ago today. January twenty seventh nineteen forty five soldiers from the soviet. Red army liberated the auschwitz-birkenau death camp in occupied poland. More than one million people. Most of them. Jews were sent a gas chambers of the nazi camp or died from starvation cold and disease this year most international holocaust remembrance day commemorations are being held online because of the pandemic in israel home to many holocaust survivors. Fewer will be present for such remembrances about nine. Hundred holocaust. survivors died of covid. Nineteen in israel last year. A fifth of the country's cova deaths in austria. The jewish community in vienna is marking the anniversary in a unique way. That's both symbolic and lifesaving they've arranged for more than four hundred jewish and non-jewish survivors to get their first dose of covid vaccine. Erica yakubovitch community. Vienna and organiz. Today's vaccination drive. She joins me from vienna. And i gathered. The drive right now erin. Described to us. What's going on. What have you been seeing today. So we had almost four hundred people already here for a vaccination day. Everybody's very very happy and relieved that they finally get the vaccination vaccination started in australia very late and is also not enough vaccine and we are happy to do something that we can do for holocaust survivors. I think it's our obligation to take care of our most vulnerable group in the community. What made you decide to arrange this event. I mean these survivors given their age. Aren't they already in the front of the line for vaccines in austria. No only the people who have been in old age homes where vaccinated Old you other people not yet. And as i am a daughter of holocaust survivors survivors of auschwitz. And my grandparents were killed there I think this is something that i owe to my family and other family like mine and the four hundred survivors who have been On the receiving under these vaccine today how they taken in this event. What does it mean to them. I would like to mention that. We have also some Elderly people at the age of eighty five plus who are non holocaust survivors who came from other areas like the former soviet union and minister of housing also offers us to Vaccinate them and i immediately say. Of course we do it. We had contact with each of those people. And they are very thankful and happy that they had a chance to get the vaccination and we have a chance to because they're with their family their children grandchildren and
"red army" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"I'm going to quote here from a write up in unseen Japan the Group Self Criticism Maury had in mind has long been practiced by various Japanese corporations and has become quite common among Japanese amongst Japanese new left groups who called the process. So Katsu operations once completed would become the subject of group discussion criticism of others and of oneself was used to find whatever weakness led to any form of failure during the planning of. The next operation they would then seek to overcome whatever internal problems had been discovered within leftist groups. Any such failures were often seen as ideological heirs. However, the United Red Army was forced as the United are Red Army was forced further underground group interaction became limited criticism increasingly became aimed towards the personal weakness of individual members rather than the failures of group ideology in the first days of December nineteen, seventy-one, twenty, nine people consisting of nineteen men and ten women made their way to the song Sengoku base lodge deepened mountainous rural Gunma Prefecture for days they lived in strategized engaged in sessions so. Yeah they start doing these big self criticism sessions isolated alone in the mountains and. Things don't go well members of the group that had stolen guns have all these criticisms of the Red Army and the Red Army members of all these criticisms of the other group and then there's punishments when people are found out when enough of the group agrees that like someone did something wrong So it starts with like forcing people to go days without eating. Or sitting for long periods of time and like this really uncomfortable position like a yoga position that hurts after a while and Maurienne Nagata are kind of like the judges at all of this determined like good what people have to do to be punished properly before they get to rest. So, not a liberal. darting out in a healthy place. So until you got to the punishment part yeah I was going to say sarcastically that I've never ever been part of any leftist group that engaged in this type of behavior or for that matter any you know business, the vision that. It's a thing that only happened to this one time. So, but actually this actual thing maybe did only happened this one time because it gets really out of hand very quickly. Like you kind of situation, you expect people to be petty and bitchy and cruel to each other but you also are talking about a underground communist insurgency group and the group they teamed up with for no other reason than they stole a fucked ton of gums yeah. Somebody got struggled buried and show. Young people got a group. Self. Critique session that also involves arbitrarily designated punishment. You don't think that's going to end well. Yeah, it doesn't. No. I don't so by like after twenty days of this finding. People. Still aren't getting along. The two groups haven't come together well, enough. They don't feel good about. Yeah. We've got a we've got to be more brutal about our punishment. Get. People are not don't have the right amount of revolutionary fervor, right? So we have to punish the more. It's like when when you get an affair with your buddy in your life, let's retreat to the mountains for three weeks and be brutally punished or our disagreement. Drugs. I don't think they did. See there's there's the problem really drinking a bit..
"red army" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"We're back. Oh my gosh. How good was that? So late full that was all very silly. But it was pretty good hijacking and it shows that like there was some steel in the Japanese Red Army, right? Like they did silly shit. But like the color coded Gresh along, there's some hardcore motherfuckers in that group they didn't all go to that plane caper. In fact, there were thousands and thousands of kids leftover in Japan and yeah the Red Army kind of splintered in the absence, the folks who went to North Korea a lot of them were like the intellectual leaders of the movement..
"red army" Discussed on KTKR 760AM
"Can run. That's army, and they had no punts in the game, and it was 42 nuts and so go ahead. Dad would like 18 or 19 play drive. That was like 17. 18 minutes on the clock, but 23 minutes in Realty. I'm really just keep back lock up and remember a couple of years ago, the Army Oklahoma game where the sooner just never got the ball, and it will. Over time. They set this in the game today. Oklahoma. This is a Chris Plante question. Oklahoma was supposed to play at Army this year, which would have been so cool if it could have happened. But obviously that would be the Red Army is going to go in there. By the way, you know that right? Army's going undefeated. Yeah, they're very easy schedule. They play eight games at home. We gotta put him in the play Your army Black Knight's armor. That's right. That's my team. So this is like the arguments for Central Florida or Hawaii or yet, is what you're gonna get. You get a pound that drum this college for that easily. I'm gonna who's much chaos is like the Army could be in the SEC, and it's going to be on a future. Arnie Show Arnie's Army. There we go. There you go. There you go. Arnie's army. I love it. I used to do that. What 50 years ago with the Gulf Yeah, No one's going to get that. Meanwhile, the Dodgers at this very warm night game. The Dodgers have been incredible. This year. They've won six in a row. Their record is 30 and 10. My God, don't say that. Please. On behalf of all South land fans can't jinx them don't sound that it's happened. It's happened in recent years. I don't know if you've been paying attention. The Dodgers have outscored the opponents by over. 100 runs total already this season, and yet they've just fallen behind 32 in the ninth to Colorado in tonight's game, Minnesota one, its fifth straight, cardinal swept a double header from the Cubs and Baltimore beat the Yankees and Garrett Cole 6 to 1.
"red army" Discussed on KQED Radio
"So utterly unprepared for what was coming. There was an interim organization started, but it was kind of the bridge between the CIA and one of them and I write about in the book, Peter Sichel. He was sent to Berlin to head up Thie, this unit of the Strategic Services unit. And this really goes to just how how utterly unprepared Americans were brilliant. Of course, being the post war, Berlin was ground zero of the coming Cold War and There were hundreds, if not thousands of Soviet intelligence officers running through Berlin and the unit. The Peterson headed up and was the first covert intelligence unit in Berlin consisted of nine people. And he was the head of it, and he had just turned 24. So it really It really just shows how how completely I mean not to take anything away from Peter. It was a brilliant man, but they really were not preparing for what they were in for. So as World War, two was wrapping up and the Soviet army was moving into a lot of nations in Eastern Europe. The American policy makers at the top didn't quite get the extent to which the Soviet would seek to create client states in Eastern Europe and These early spies that you write about in the book These members, most of whom had been soldiers, in some cases, operating clandestinely behind German lines. These guys Encountered this and kind of had to alert American policymakers to what's going on. And one of the most striking examples was in the country of Romania. That was Frank Wisner. Right? Who was there? That's right, Frank Wisner. Tell us what he experienced there with with this with the Soviet moves in Romania. Frank Wisner's. He's a fascinating figure, and he would later go on to head the covert operations wing of the CIA. The Office of Policy Coordination but in 1944 for the Romanians, who had been allied with Nazi Germany switched sides and joined the allies and it came when the Soviet army the Red Army was literally on the front two with Romania. So Romania came under Soviet army control very quickly. Frank wizard was the first American in on this. You're talking August September Sept of 1944. So still, there's still another year left in war. And what he saw firsthand was how the Soviets were just dictating the interim government. They were frankly looting the country of Romania, dismantling factories and putting them on trains and hauling it back to the Soviet Union. And he started sending these cable saying our allies the Soviets are are just completely taken over this country and again is very early warning me was the canary in the coal mine was just ignored to the point where his the head of the O S s. William Donovan. Send him back kind of stern cable saying, Don't keep beating upon Soviets. You have to get along with him to us as being the precursor to the CIA, Right? That's right. That's right. And you know, in part of it, you know, And this was just in the run up to the Yalta conference where The right wing political right wing in the United States, and that even today sort of seize the altar as a sell out of eastern Europe that that FDR handed eastern Europe over to the Soviets. But what you also saw the same time in Romania is a good example of this is what could the Americans have done short of going to war or threatening war with the Soviet Union? How are they going to exert their control over Eastern Europe in Romania by 1945. By the end of the war, there were 600,000 Soviet troops just in Romania. And the Americans contingent and remain he was about it was about 150, not 150,000. But 150. So how 150 guys going to stand up to 600,000. So there was really was this element of fate a complete that you saw throughout Eastern Europe. Unless the United States was really you know, really willing to threaten war, which also meant stopping the demobilization on DH gearing up for what would have been World War three. You know, there's a context here, and that is that you know, the Soviets had suffered terribly at the hands of the German invasion. You know what? 20 million or more killed and the Romanians were on the side of the Germans here. So when? When it came time for the Soviets to come back and take the country, there wasn't much goodwill. I mean, there was A sense of hatred and vengeance to be enacted on these people, their former adversaries who had cooperated with the Nazis, and so that was part of what was going on. But they really took over the government kind of basically banned all other political parties. And there's another moment, which is so striking where There were about 100,000 people in Romania of ethnic German descent. What did the Soviets do with him? Right, and it's again. This is when the war the war is still raging. But but Romania is now behind the front lines. The Soviets sent down this edict that all ethnic Germans were to be rounded up and some 100,000 of them were put on trains overcrowded trains. And sent to the Soviet Union essentially is slave labor and Frank Wisner was in Bucharest, the capital. When this was going on, he tried to prevent that he couldn't prevent it. And that image haunted him forever. This watching these tens of thousands of ethnic German families being You heard onto railcars and sent sent off to the Soviet Union. It's something that came up again and again with Frank Wisner throughout the rest of his life, and his wife, one point said, You know, I think everything changed for him at that moment. You know, this image of these civilians being hauled into railroad cars and taken away just inevitably calls to mind the Holocaust. Was that comparison apparent to anybody at the time. I think that's exactly what was in Wisner's mind. And I can see the interesting thing is, In fact, most of those 100,000 ethnic Germans that were Were sent to to the Soviet Union in 1940, for the vast majority of them actually came back. They were worked hard labour for the Soviets, but the vast majority of them came home. But I think the reason that was such a profound effect on Wisner as a witness to that was in his own mind. It inevitably drew comparisons to the Holocaust. I think that's the image that he kept in his mind. Take a break here. Let me reintroduce you. Scott Anderson's new book is the quiet Americans will continue our conversation after the short break. This is fresh air..
Russia stages grand WWII parade ahead of vote on Putin Reforms
"Russia stages a grand World War two parade and it comes ahead of a vote on a Vladimir Putin that could extend his rule for quite a long time and joining us now with details to some unknown fox news morning salmon morning run yes a baby a few days for about a minute to ten at the moment these are two really big events in the Russian calendar that would pose a spoon from as early as this year because of the corona virus outbreak first that parade yesterday which took place on the same day Russia's coronavirus case numbers past the six hundred thousand mark that imitated insisted that it was still the right time to host this parade there's barely a facemask insight is fourteen thousand soldiers troops across at red square in Moscow a spectacular at parade but striking for seemingly a lack of social distancing and coronavirus proportions taking place at this parade he didn't hailed the state union victory over the **** in nineteen forty five this is something that is celebrated every year in Russia the huge national holiday and this is the seventy fifth anniversary date a big round number the market and Putin told about how the Red Army stepped up and came to the world's defense in World War two he said it's impossible to imagine what would happen to the world if the Soviet Union hadn't been back to defend it that is something essential at the pigeon has tried to restate hi many game during his time in office yesterday said we must pass this on to our children grandchildren and great grandchildren so I shot of national pride one day before voting began this morning in the national referendum on reforming the constitution that the package of measures that Russians are being asked to vote on that taking the mole in one on one of these measures is to reset the clock on president Putin's time in office he's currently required to step down in twenty twenty four well this would mean if this passes in the next week or so he'll be allowed to stand and run for the two tabs and if he wins and didn't think anyone would will ask he would have ruled Russia thirty six years the time twenty thirty six comes and then the next step is to ten X. by the voting starts today spread over seven days to try and avoid crowds at the polling center the game because of the pandemic the main banking days next says that and can expect results shortly after that
World War II Soviet Spy Dies At 103. Russia And Poland Remember Him Differently
"One of Russia's most celebrated spies has died at the age of a hundred and three Russian state media are remembering him as the man who during World War two stop the **** from destroying the Polish city of Krakow but as in here's Lucy income reports from Moscow the story is not clear cut it's part of a furious debate about the past between Russia and Poland on Thursday Russians woke up to the news that one of their greatest spies Alexi but John had died overnight for national Trucial is is as a news anchor reminded Russians up a thon was born in nineteen seventeen the same year as the communist revolution in present day Belarus at the start of World War two he fought against the **** in the Polish army after Poland capitulated he joins Soviet military intelligence we invite you thought about the medics about some for the TV news focused on discounts claim to fame is daring mission to prevent retreating Germans from destroying crack out one of the most beautiful cities in Poland as the Red Army approach crack out but China allegedly blew up a **** ammunition dump saving the city that feat inspired a popular Soviet movie Russian TV ran an interview with by John mark is one hundred third birthday last Monday we should say a suspect he said he hadn't been trying to save crack he just wanted the war to end as soon as possible the war against **** Germany came to an end four months after the Red Army drove the **** out of the city that's about as much of the Russian story Polish historians can agree to they don't believe cracker was saved by Soviet heroes post a story in say the **** didn't plan to destroy it they simply abandon the city before the red army arrived Alexi baton the great Russian hero is unknown in Poland the stories I saw the proposed on the publication suave Amir Dembski as a historian who heads the Polish institute of international affairs he says the story of a gallant Soviet spy sitting crack out is an urban legend that benefits Russian president Vladimir Putin after Mr Putin gained control of the Russian propaganda industry the heroes let's call it national life to become a Russian big name in two thousand seven put invited but town to the Kremlin and awarded him the hero of Russia metal the Kremlin is using the Soviet victory over the **** to instill national pride among Russians and so strengthen the regime mustn't also my laptop with almost a national but it can December you know should be reminded visiting leaders all sacrifices the Soviet Union had made during World War two he included Poland among the country's responsible for starting the war and defended the Soviet union's initial collusion with **** Germany head of ceremonies marking the seventy fifth anniversary of the war's end the Kremlin is celebrating Soviet heroes like Alexi but can after his death the Kremlin said Putin was in mourning for a legendary intelligence
"red army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Live from our studios in central London I'm rested we begin with a significant day in history seventy five years ago today the Soviet Red Army liberated what we now know as the Auschwitz death camp in German occupied Poland the Germans had fled westwards leaving behind the bodies of prisoners who had been shot on thousands of sick and starving survivors the attempted destruction of gas chambers and crematoria could not hide the scale of the genocide in an old army barracks near the Polish town what was the engine I was with was the heart of a network of concentration camps more than a million men women and children died and the name today he's many things the leading symbol of the terror of the Holocaust an emblem of evil of false symmetry a site of historical remembrance I Europe correspondent Kevin Connolly joins us now live from house street sweat commemorations marking the anniversary of taking place Kevin in the end was off to doom here this morning when I'm still no one from the lights the versus thin film of silver mist hanging just over the frozen ground hopes to conjure the misery of this places of the sadness and the suffering been absorbed the red brick of the barracks buildings and then seeped back out into the wind to add this is as we've said the seventy fifth anniversary of the day forward units of the Red Army reached the death compounds fits one a lot of it remains as they founded the high arch over the railway line the carried nine hundred and sixty thousand of the Jews of Europe to the gas chambers what a slave labor the gateway with its mocking sign in metal let me in but read on pike market Friday will make you free those images are of course now the world's visual shorthand for the Holocaust well that we should not forget Treblinka my done next so be bold and budgets of accounts with Jews will put to death in the hundreds of thousands there were other categories a prisoner to gypsies Russian prisoners of war homosexuals amongst others but now sh which was the dark heart of Hitler's final solution to what he called the Jewish question it is perhaps history's greatest crime on the number of people who remembered it first hand is dwindling there maybe two hundred people here today who survived the camps and they've come to convey to the rest of us this lesson of history it first hand moving in rather illogical attachment to anniversaries with round numbers so who knows how many will live to the next eightieth in that spirit before I came into outfits I went to meet a survivor who lives in the Belgian capital Brussels please take this chance to listen to Enrique Tisha who emerged from the shadow of death with a powerful message the first time it was the last time I was in Auschwitz survivor of the campus explain how the gods forced a prisoner to play it the group of Jews was headed to the gas chamber make these common he explained easier to manage in the years since then the number of survivors has dwindled this is a chance to hear voices that bring us a lesson from history at first hand there will be many more one seven seven seven eight nine who did see been see those in C. moon to no no and I CH hi hater only teach code was prisoner one double seven seven eight nine the number is tattooed on his forearm when he talks to us as he once hunted pocket outs on the order of the gods the is melts away twelve months of life the two of them that the only then my name no name address no under no family all my family died yeah only he was a teenager when the Germans came for the Jews in his neighborhood of Brussels in nineteen forty two his mother and two sisters taken straight to outfits omitted as soon as they arrived cast incriminated they were arrested by hits a with me and those horrible and my father my mother both systems they died in the they're worried gazes and what a has anything changed and found some ice here this if you have a hide the enthusiasm yeah you wouldn't father a folder this is real hurt us the commandant of Auschwitz turning the Nuremberg war trials how he'd been summoned to Berlin to be told this comes a place in Hitler's final solution to the Jewish question it was a mixture of unfathomable wickedness and cynicism those strong enough to work as slave labor is would be worked to death in mines and factories the week the old and the young would just be murdered has his denials and divisions didn't do him any good he was hanged in nineteen forty seven sergeant abandoned gas chamber in the camp he once commanded through the war I was in a hospital because I was I was in the only quiche cut barely survived his own war as a slave labor a weakened emaciated he was forced on to one of the **** death marches when the SS guards fled down streets ahead of the advancing Russians on her do that prisoners at gun point westward into comes like booking vote on robin's broke the Morse or full of food March of that the match the match phenomenal I was ninety percent death those too weak to walk Schultz beaten to death will just left to die of exposure on all res death March seven hundred and fifty survived the five thousand two sets out a year in hospital followed I work in a sanitarium and two years later I was married and I built a big family it is a big family to full children nine grandchildren and seventeen great grand children the man who lived in the shadow of death delighted in creating new life anti semitism is an ID from crazy people in the end though only began to tool to his family two groups of school children police officers soldiers we have to understand history's crimes he thought if we're to avoid repeating them how depressing for men who survived the Holocaust the fund that anti semitism survived two on his lived on into our world for for enemy is you would have no no guns no army and I will never understand why they hate so much the Jews we're in a sun only is delta is then makes the simple point that we should listen to survive is well we still have the chance the written and recorded history that we will be left with when they're gone would be the same when you hear from the most of somebody interesting your hat you never forgets for the eighties years of liberation how much it's possible to have survivor may be nobody maybe they don't want to speak each of the chief new or old it's important it's Alistair and in the freezer it's always haunting moments in appointed place a day to remember the story of cruelty and insurance and to remember only keys because your correspondent Kevin Connolly reporting the words never again will so deeply embedded in the minds of survivors there is though an increasing concern about a resurgence of anti semitism in both Europe and the United States just before we came on air I spoke to the chief rabbi of Poland Michael Michael should reach this number which is very disconcerting alarming it's across Europe particularly western Europe and the United States which has had actually are believed to say the greatest amount this is a call violence against Jews in the past thirteen fourteen months the question is why is it happening now and what can we do and why is it happening well I I'm not sure I have the answer to that but what can we do that is it simply zero tolerance towards anti semitism meaning that every year somebody said something that's anti semitic your anti Islamic for anti anybody else people in the room simply have to get up and say I don't want to hear it at least your understanding those debts it is often political leaders themselves who sow the seeds of division and use rhetoric that that could be perceived as as engendering the kind of hate to the Yule saying it should have zero tolerance it really goes country by country and I'm not going to do that in some countries the political leadership is very much condemning anti semitism but it's always in the country and certain opposition political parties here in Poland up president has been very outspoken against anti semitism it really depends on the country our sweets did not start when the first brick was laid in the gas chambers you can't function it started in nineteen thirty three and even before the rise of Hitler Nazism end of act that started and therefore we have to fight the red aware what it's all the but something else I've been very strong feeling is that we also need to fight against the liberalization house that seventy five years after the liberation of Auschwitz their politicians to date one ready to use shoots for their political purpose this is completely unacceptable and must never be accepted and it's also true is it not that the pulsing of time will result in a decreasing number of of survivors from that time and that it's possible it becomes easier to distort history if you don't have people who can give you testimony direct testimony my understanding is that the actual I don't think that's necessarily true the H. R. videos and we have thousands of taped interviews with survivors it's not as impactful seeing the person right in front of you but I'm not so sure that that has to be and one more concerned is that in twenty thirty years when we really will not have any survivors with us any longer what do we do to perpetuate the memory now the words is not all my gosh then we will get weaker when the survivors are gone my approach is okay when that happens what do we do to make sure the memory I think we have the methods we have the possibilities and I think that many people want to make sure the number is forgotten so the challenge is not it's gonna get weaker the challenges what do we need to make sure it gets I was the chief rabbi of Poland Michael should rich not surprisingly there is a lot of background information and features on this anniversary I'll street seventy five years off the liberation on our website to take a look lots of footage and lots of individual stories to BBC dot com forward slash news you're listening to the BBC.
"red army" Discussed on HISTORY This Week
"Hunger you never forget it. Mindy was transferred to a different labor camp camp soon after arriving at Auschwitz. That's what I love came because there is no way you could have survived for a long time in our shoots despite its horrors. Auschwitz had a high number of survivors compared to many of the other camps in Germany. An estimated one hundred thousand when people were alive by the end of the war but many of them were not actually liberated at Auschwitz on the day that we honor this week Russian tanks crush Nazi resistant and German dead middle of the road. There's a great Red Army. Sweeps from January of Nineteen forty-five Germany was was losing. The war and the Red Army was closing in so the Nazis were hurrying to hide their atrocities destroying the gas chambers burning records and forcibly sending the sixty thousand prisoners who were healthy enough on what we call today. The death marches. The prisoners has walked for many miles and for days on end two camps deeper in German territory. This was the dead of winter. Thousands of prisoners died. Those who survived ended up in other camps riddled with disease and packed with prisoners on January. Twenty seven th nineteen forty-five the Soviet army discovers the camp but not the tens of thousands of prisoners who had been held there just weeks prior this is essentially what they an at an abandoned camp with the remaining evidence of the trustees that had been perpetrated there and just about seven thousand prisoners.
Becky Quick and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon
"These are the sounds of holiday shoppers at Walmart. The largest retailer in America bringing in almost four hundred billion million dollars in sales last year. It's also the biggest private employer more than a million and a half Americans work at a Walmart recently. Becky quick sat down with the company's leader Delaware Maryland. Ellen okay. That's just one two three four. Five McMillan's job is enormous. Think of those one point five million workers they call the associates and twenty one consecutive quarters of sales growth in Walmart stores. That's a streak. That Wall Street hopes will continue. And as you'll hear from Macmillan in this interview and in past comments he's made that will remind you of his job description. It only grows walmart has been thrust into the center of the debate on gun control in America following a deadly shooting shooting at one of its stores in August. A gunman walked into a crowded El Paso Walmart on a Saturday morning and killed twenty two people that location has only just reopened. Now the shooting shooting and policy changes since have made the job of CEO of the country's biggest retailer. A role of national importance will bring you all of this exclusively I beckon. Hi Katie I in this episode of Squawk Pod. Let's catch up with becky quick. Let's talk about Walmart. The biggest retailer in terms of sales in the US one of the biggest biggest employers in the entire world And run by a guy named Doug Macmillan yet. What cracks me up about Walmart is right around the turn of the century they hired and more people than anybody on the planet with the exception of the US government or the Red Army in China? That's still the case today They are a massive employer. They are massive in terms of their reach. I think about ten percent of. US retail sales are just walmart so ten percent overall US retail sales walmart. Doug Macmillan melon is a guy who started there when he was a teenager started working in one of their supply distributions warehouses. And he's been there ever since but he's done just about everything there. We are just getting news of some significant management changes at Walmart. Doug Macmillan has been named to succeed Mike do as president and CEO. This is effective defense. I you had all the stuff going on in Mexico last year with alleged bribery. You've had poor worker relations and then you had this Ohio Walmart recently. Which announced a food drive for its own workers? You can't deny becky that Walmart has been for deserved or not. The subject of a lot of men. How long when you've been covering Walmart is a company? I used to cover retail for the Wall Street Journal I started back in the Nineteen Ninety S. I think it was one thousand nine hundred ninety nine. It's crazy to think about the largest retailer in the world then kind of rebooting itself and deciding that it's going to create a whole new way that it's good that it goes about business
"red army" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"Red Army the the night is the United States a sort of got into Korea by accident at the end of the war here we had this Japanese colony there's got to be the you got to go in and disarm the Japanese are there and the Russians had moved into Manchuria at the end of the war and so they're they're right up there the Norse we're over in in Japan they took a look at the map in the service line going across it about halfway through called the thirty eighth parallel and they said okay Russians you go in and disarm the Japanese north of that and will disarm the Japanese south of that and so they said the group of Americans who knew absolutely nothing about the country there to do that and the unfortunate thing was was that the Americans are we're we're so often monolingual the death we're you know we're happy to run across somebody who speaks English with any temor over the outside of the country and the only people that were there the spoke English was a Japanese and and the Korean food thrown in their lot with the Japanese but they were also the ones who knew how to make the trains run on time in the fall and the plumbing work and things like that so we ended up working with those people because they knew how to make it work in the meantime we identified ourselves by so doing to the Korean people as well they're alive that the Japanese are not our friends and the going gets on the school has been this is an editor Sigman ree arrived in in in forty six and I think he will soon arrived with the with the Red Army in forty eight and forty six and both sides proceeded to set up a government that would be the government of those the entire country which never happened and and as you pointed out nineteen forty eight invented the Russians is that the Soviets recognized yeah I kill firms redeem and we recognized Syngman Rhee easement regime the the other thing that causes it goes right into the Korean War is that all this for it that it went from forty five we were cutting our military to the to the book literally to the bone in nineteen forty eight the US military budget was lower than they've been and in buying power since nineteen forty and and N. B. K. and because we had the atom bomb we do say is that it was different well we can police the world with the atom bomb anybody wants to mess around will just drop a blue color no will drop a bomb on you but that didn't really work but that allowed but it allowed us to get to have quote unquote defense on the cheap who is on the list not have been added they have a big traditional military we thought and the airforce procedure say well we're the ones that have to be thirty six and we can travel anywhere in the world we want to go and we don't really need a navy to do anything other than maybe supply the army of the river if the Russians started warring began in Europe and also all those and and it's saying time the defense department of defense is being created in the services are supposed to be unified and the army is saying well the navy doesn't need their armies so let us have the marines and the Air and therefore to say the navy is just gonna supplies so we can take care for so give editor crafters and we'll take your pilots and there's a big first big storm going on and him in Washington eventually it got cold the revolt of the admirals they said there was a a real serious move by by navy defenders to to try and and save the save what they had and this is particularly in light of that they were fighting Louis Johnson who is he Johnson became the second US secretary defense after four.
"red army" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"In their lot with the Japanese but they were also the ones who knew how to make the trains run on time in the fall and the plumbing work and things like that so we ended up working with those people because they knew how to make it work in the meantime we identified ourselves by so doing to the Korean people as well there are like that the Japanese are not our friends and that's on the school has and so that is so then this within the Syngman Rhee arrived in in in forty six and into real soon arrived with the with the Red Army and forty and and and forty six and both sides proceeded to set up a government that would be the government of the of the entire country which never happened and and as you pointed out nineteen forty eight invented the Russians created the the Soviets recognized yeah I kill firms wishing him and we recognized Syngman Rhee easement regime the the other thing that causes that goes right into the Korean War is that through all this period now some forty five we were cutting our military to the to the book literally to the bone in nineteen forty eight the US military budget was lower than they've been and in buying power since nineteen forty and an end to end because we had the atom bomb we decided that it was he said well we can police the world with the atom bomb anybody wants to mess around will just drop a blue color yeah will drop a bomb on you but that didn't really work but that allowed but it allowed us to get to headquarters co defense on the cheap who is on a list not have been added they have a big traditional military we thought and the airforce procedures say well we're the ones that have to be thirty six and we can travel anywhere in.
"red army" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"A Red Army song from nineteen twenty the why so many are preparing the royal street again but from Siberia to the bush sees the Red Army is the stronger of us in the words of the song the Red Army did eventually prove stronger than the white army by the start of nineteen twenty the remnants of the white army took refuge in the southern Crimean peninsula a scrap of land compared to the boss territories of Russia further east under the command of the aristocratic and dashing general Rangel general Rangel may have been hoping for some help from the polls who are fighting their own war with the Soviets at this time in fact throughout the civil war national struggles for independence from the Baltic states to the Ukraine but also being playing out with these nationalist army sometimes siding with the whites and sometimes with the rents and Nora it's right isn't it that the fight for Polish independence in nineteen twenty could have benefited the whites of Rango the last leader of the white forces hope to conclude some kind of alliance with the polls with they were not interested at this point the Red Army had failed to prevent the polls from achieving independence which was something of a surprise but his desire to hook up with the polls leads to nothing so he is really left in isolation on the Crimean peninsula I'm Steve this was also important because it put paid to land in some versions for spread of the Marxist revolution that he hoped it started in Russia into Europe right yes that's right letting walls normally fairly cool hazard about military matters but saw a sort of rush of blood to the head came in spring nineteen twenty when having seen the conflict between Ukraine and Poland he became convinced that sending the right on the interposing would open up a way for the read only to get into Germany and as we know who the Polish people as a whole rose up as they have done historically against Russian invaders of dramatic military victory and by this stage a new European what including independent Poland independent Baltic states was emerging it's interesting consequence the civil wars in at the probably a lot of people don't think about too much that the world's fifth the function and the emergence of these independent states between Russia and you as a result of this turbulent period that's right I think we still tend to think about the civil war has something Russian we still talk about the Russian Revolution which in some ways is quite misleading Russia was in them and that was the old daughter collapsed and collapse spectacular the borders became very very ill defined very porous they're all constant into actions between say Turkey and Muslim people Wilson certainly Ukraine polls bila Russia all these kinds of borders of very very in determined to put one of the outcomes of the failure of the Russian Revolution is equipped to expand into Europe is that nation states that we take for granted now do become consolidated well as you've heard the rebellious pose didn't help the whites in the end when the firm posit also withdrawing their support in late nineteen twenty general Frankel had no choice but to order a massive Seaborn evacuation to Constantinople now Istanbul across the Black Sea in modern day Turkey this consisted of almost a hundred and fifty thousand people who are leaving Russia never to return like the rights of taffy whom we had from the beginning of the program this.
Tear Down This Wall: Tipping Points
"This first episode of a four part series marking the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. We examine the conventional wisdom that the I cracks in it appeared a long way away in a ruinous war in Afghanistan malfunctioning nuclear plant in Ukraine. This is the foreign desk. It's partially about the Aghanistan. But it's partially more about the kind of discussions people are having about institutions inside which you weren't supposed to look so the military leterrier was one of those. The military was sacred military defeated the Nazis. The military was the defender of the Soviet order. And suddenly you have very public discussions about that was a little risque at the extensive research. Shaw it was a bizarre situation where Cold War was still going on and foreign governments the governments of the NATO countries that were warning me and people around me on how I should behave and protect ourselves in our own Goldman and I saw somebody. Reading is best German newspaper bid side and I said to my at my partner into Cau- aw look somebody reading side and it was really something extraordinary and immediately drove to British and really really it has become commonplace to compare the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan John in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine to the United States long misadventure in Vietnam which had only ended for years beforehand. Both was exacted. A terrible ribble cost in lives and money abroad both undermined faith in government at home and both ended in humiliation but was the confrontation between the Red Army and Afghan Mujahideen armed with American weapons really as is often suggested the climactic battle of the Cold War. This was Leonard. Leonard Brezhnev's Soviet leader at the time when invading Afghanistan still seemed like a good idea. Would the party today strongly tastes the following principle fully words. I'm evaluates the unfolding situation and in consultation with the government of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan Ghanistan the Soviet leadership taken the following decision which I am officially announcing today. Kalinowski is a professor first of Eastern European studies at the University of Amsterdam and the author of along good by the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. Tamie picks up the story story in March nineteen seventy-nine there's an uprising in the city of Herat and the Afghanistan's socialist who are in power. Ask them to intervene. Intervene and the and the Soviets think about it and basically say no and if you look at why they say no. It's quite interesting. Because they are quite aware that it's GonNa make relations with the West more difficult it's GonNa make relations with the Soviet Union's allies in the developing world problematic. They're worried about as they put having to fight the Afghan population and so on so they actually reject the idea march. I think what happens. By December is that they lose hope of the the government in Kabul actually being able to control the situation without Soviet help the fact that the communists are sort of killing each other but I think what really worries them is that a CIA can take advantage of the broad background to that of course is they're looking at deteriorating relations relations with the US already they're looking at the revolution in Iran. They're thinking okay you know. The Americans are getting beaten in Iran. They're going to try to look for a way to compensate. They're they're going to do that in Afghanistan so basically I think what happens by December nineteen seventy-nine as they think they have no other choice unlike the US in Vietnam the USA in Afghanistan was not troubled by a free press asking questions but not even the USSR could hide everything forever. We've had this justification for the the last six seven years about why we're in there. We can't just pull out right. We have to explain to people buyer pulling out now. Was it doing damage to the Soviets. Sure they were losing people will and they were spending money on it. But proportional to how large the Soviet military is and the kind of resources that it's used to spending. It's actually fairly small. I I think the bigger issue for Gorbachev one is that it's not improving especially by nineteen eighty six eighty seven. He's convinced that it's not going to get better and to is that. He sees that is an obstacle to better relations with other countries with countries in the Middle East and awesome first and foremost of course the United States. And that's as big a
"red army" Discussed on Tales From Helheim
"Matale yet extremely skinny guy and I'm twenty one years old. I was twenty years old at the time it was the week before the presidential election in the United States as I live in Manhattan and there are a lot of crazy people in that city who act as if the entire world is going going to end over one simple election so feeling exhausted from both that and my university I decided to visit my my friends in Moscow. I'm half Russian and have an apartment. In the city center of Moscow I had never been in Russia while it snowed and luckily during this time it was snowing city looked beautiful and the vibe I had from the city was perfect. I felt so calm safe and the whole world around me just seemed so quiet unfortunately had severe jetlag fell asleep around five pm Moscow time. My friend went home to get ready for her classes. The next day day. I woke up around three a M. I could not fall back asleep so I decided to go outside and take a walk around my area well well. It calmly snowed. I walked around the dead empty city in my district and took an all the beautiful architecture and snow falling down heavily. I don't remember for how long I was walking across the bridge and enter deeply into a neighborhood. I it was not familiar with. I thought it would be okay as I was in my district and SORTA remembered the way back home. I eventually came up to this gentleman's entrance of a block unit with a Beautiful Gate on it. The gate was open so I decided to step inside it. It looked like a small little compound or something. If anyone is from Russia they probably know what I'm talking about. Everything was dead quiet and the trees canopied in the square complex to the right was an an extremely tall building with a ginormous door. I peeked inside and saw lately dim lobby typical Russian lobby vibe with a blinking fluorescent light a held on the door and to my surprise it was unlocked entered into the massive building elving and looked around. I some many stairs wrapping around in a square leading up a typical small rush elevator and to the right of the Stairwell L. stairs that lead down the door at the bottom of the stairs was open. I absolutely do not know what came over me. I am not one to adventure alone but as I stated earlier everything felt so beautiful the quiet vibe of the snow covered Russia at me feeling so peaceful and I decided to just tip toe down into the basement to take a closer look. I walked into a room with the open door and throwing my flashlight on my phone. I saw an extremely long tunnel and I cannot see the end of it. I felt threatened by it and get extremely uncomfortable. I decided it was best for me to leave. When I turned around the only light was entering the tunnel was from outside the doorway I saw standing in the door a black silhouette quickly understood it was the outline of a person who has at least five inches taller than mean so I would say he was about six five. He was massive assive and my stomach dropped so hard with my heart beginning to beat super fast. He started to speak to me in Russian but as Russian isn't my fluent language did not understand everything he said. I'm sorry I don't don't speak Russian. I said to him in Russian. You speak English. He said to me in English. I told him I did and he asked me. If I knew where it was no I told him as my mind started to fill up with a lot of different scenarios one of which was me having to run down this tunnel no and getting lost to avoid if he chases me these tunnels used to be for Red Army soldiers to move from one place to another during the war he explained to me this whole building used to be a bunker for Red Army soldiers. I said Ed to show some interest and begin to move towards the left will facing him and attempts to get him to move out of the doorway. This whole place is now parts. I have one on the top floor. You should come see it. He said to me it's quite late and I think I should be going. I said however he grabbed my small wrist with a lot of strength and led me towards the stairs to the main floor of the lobby. I have a view you'll love. He called the small elevator and if any of you have ever been to Russia you know exactly what type of elevator it is the type that can barely fit to people keep telling me about he just got back from Chicago and that is husband loves Chicago as well the started Avni panicking. I thought to myself there will be another man up there where he was bringing me and I would have to men overpower me. Once we got to his room I looked at this massive studio apartment. He had he only had candles to light the room with an lot of tapestries dividing it up with both the candle candle and moonlight shining through it to create a super eerie vibe. I looked out his windows as he instructed me and after admit the view was amazing aw I got a panoramic view of tag on Sky Oh and if an embankment building then started scoping out around looking for an opportunity to get out of there. Where's your husband. I asked he looked at me and laughed. Oh He's dead. He then picked me up and asked me me what he was doing and I asked him what he was doing. He brought me into another room and began to touch me inappropriately. He ran his take my back and took my phone from my back pocket. I did not realize he did this. Though is just an horaces men licked me instead explicit things in Russian tried to pull away but it made him squeeze in corners even harder after about ten minutes of this. He told me to wait a moment. He went into his bathroom and in this moment I immediately sprinted over to the door. There were no lights so I went to pull out my phone for the flashlight. Only to my whore. The phone was missing from my back pocket almost almost nearly at a heart attack as they realized I would have to go back into that bedroom to get my phone darted back into the room and so my phone line on the couch he had next to his bed. I grabbed it and ran for the door I unlock two locks on the outer door and when they opened that one there was an outer door which managed to get it open as I ran out the Adrenalin was so high in me ignored the elevator and went straight for the stairs ran around in circles for what seemed like forever Ver- until I finally reached the bottom I practically leapt down a few steps to go to the lobby into the main door. I had it entered from it wouldn't open as I pushed hard as I could on it. Then begin to start sobbing that myself and cursing the thought of me having to go back into that tunnel to hide and almost began to accept that whereas reality at this point quickly tried to pull myself together notice that typical button you should press to disable the magnet the holds the door locked. I I pressed it heard the monotone beep that follows a fell out of the door into the snow. I never understood why characters cannot pull themselves together either when running and or movies always falling on themselves but in that moment I did the same and I sort of understand now traded through the thigh high snow onto the main road and exiting the complex by sprinted ignoring my lungs screaming for down the main road only slowing down once they reached the bridge led me to my street once I got inside. I sat in my bed for two hours nearly shaking before I told anyone about it and that's why you never talk to strangers in places that you aren't familiar with. You never know what it can happen..
"red army" Discussed on WJR 760
"Remember, he was a member of the Red Army, which means he was a member of the army that was almost like desertion, and he was threatened in everything. And then because a pair of strike, I mean, he went there and a general told him, you know, you're going to regret doing this forever and week later, they let him go, but the players on his team like four of them also came out in favor of them. You know in a in a publicly on television said it's wrong what's happening to him. And when you think about the guts in a system like that to come out and do it. And you know, when you and I talked about when professional players were say will say, we're simply as slave in the United States, you know, to the professional sports system. Now, these guys were slaves. Right. You want perfect. You want you want much closer to professionals sports athletes were slaves. Go go watch Red Army, go watch a documentary. And look at what they went through at that particular what they were there with there particular time, but it was Fetisov went back. And the interesting thing is Fetisov later on him and five other members of his Soviet team. Eventually played in nineteen ninety seven for the Detroit Red Wings and won the Stanley Cup. So Fateh solvent. I forgot the other guy who played on the nineteen eighty Olympic hockey team that lost to the United States. Played for the Red Wings at believe was ninety seven and won the Stanley Cup. And Fetisov is greatest quotes saying he goes, I experienced the American dream. As a as the guy who lost to the United States Olympic hockey team in nineteen eighty comes full circle. And boom, and and so if you ever get a chance to watch it, and so I was I just thought it was interesting to watch some of the spoiled brats that we see today, you know, imperfect and not all because I have a great respect for professional sports. I know a lot of people say they have it easy. They don't. Players if you look at the star players in hockey that'll make near what the star players in the NBA, and and and football make you know, you think about that they in what in hockey, they don't make near what right what they make in the NFL, and they don't make near what they make in the NBA. So you you think about the all of those who were were talking about the ownership in the NFL, the NFL organization and comparing it to slavery. I it's just Russia's bizarre. I it it is but our bizarre when you really see a close to it. But they you know, they knock in the the old Soviet players. They not socialism. They not the, you know in so fascinating documentaries. Have you ever get a chance? And I know they were on this past weekend. Who knows when we'll be on again. But and they're like five years old, but they are worth watching eight six six ninety redeye coming up more.
"red army" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"American POW's and a British role transferred into Poland. When they were caught by the Germans and the Russian Red army prisoners were all transferred into France. Well, when the Americans went in we took western Europe. And we short a Berlin the Russians took eastern Europe and got Berlin. But they also got Poland. And all of the American POW's that in there, even though we got some of them back and said, okay, you send me all my Red Army prisoners back, and I'll cut loose you these Americans I've got over here. And so I sent a trainload of them over there. I think it was into Czechoslovakia and they stopped at a stop at. They took the Red Army prisoners out and the and the Red Army that was waiting for them took them down into Corey and just machine gun ball because Stalin, if you surrendered your traeger didn't matter how how you were captured you could have been wounded in combat ineffective, but still you retreat or if you're. Yourself to be captured. We just start killing Rommel Wiesner says we can't send these guys over there because they're just going to be killed in the Russia for begging, please, don't send us, home stolen. We'll kill us. And so we were in an impasse. And. He had a Colonel on his staff. This this whole stories in the Medusa file the first book and hit a Colonel on the staff that took the told him, sir. So there's nothing we're going to be able to do about this. So the only solution is to the to declare all of them K A B N are killed in action body not recovered, and then they would send the information back to the families. I'm sorry. He was killing action. We couldn't we could get it back. Crank. I'd like to thank you for everything. You have done are doing, and we'll do folks I encourage you the Medusa file one and Medusa file to our must reads. I encourage you to go to Craig's website rifle, warrior dot com. Folks are listening to operation freedom deputy Janna broadcasting from our freedom bunker here talk sixteen Great news,.
"red army" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"So anyways, I talked to add pressman who sort of legend, our producer. And he got the script Verner and somehow Vern. Her said, yes. And at that point. He got Nick cage to do it right away. And we're onset within two months. We've got really finance, and it was a New Orleans in the middle of summer kind of crazy. And so basically Verner that's how we developed a relationship with with him. And it's not a thing where it's like I sit down with every week. And you know, a lot of people in this town that love talk about their mentors, you know. But Verner he's not like a guy you call every week and say how you do it. And you know, but when you know every so often, we we get together. And what's interesting about him is his sort of viewpoint or is so different than everybody else. It's like no matter what he says, it always sticks with you. You know? And and just the way he looks at the world is different. And I just feel like yeah. He's he's just always kind of a force whenever I sort of get in a bind, I sort of think what would Verner do in this situation, you know, he's incredibly tough and resilient dealt with tremendous rejection. In his career and never compromise his vision, if you look at the great filmmakers, they all have that they don't compromise their creative vision. Then that's why that's why we we like their work. Well, and I think the interesting thing also about Verner and one of his close friends at one time frenemies. But now, I think they're outright friends Errol Morris is they in their documentaries have had an incredible way of getting people to open up about things that you wouldn't think they would talk about. And that is something that lives on in the films of gay Polski because in Red Army. I know it was not easy to even get somebody like fatigue to sit down with you. Let alone to get him to open up about stuff that happened years ago, and has changed the course of his life and other people's as well. So what's been your technique starting with Red Army, and then you can continue through in search of greatness where you get these most alita? Athletes in the world to sit down and give actually revealing interview. It's a great question. But the truth is that I think the more you be yourself as it interviewer, the more, you can get and the more the voice, the more the subject kind of understands you connect not you're not trying to be like kind of quote, unquote, the interviewer, you know. And I think it's a lot of it's I'm sort of a weird guy. Like, I don't ask the typical questions and behave typically for some reason. And I I'm not like Charlie rose working interview people every day, non stop..
"red army" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"And your ultimate wisdom. Ben. See God have come up with an alternative for sports fans. And you started to tell me about this yesterday. And I said stop save it because I want you to tell this story on the air because I never know you I've told you this before off the air of all my friends are so good at. Not pigeon, holing yourself into one thing you have you have an eclectic group of interests in your your into different things. And one of the things you've always done since I've been friends with you is you've worked on kind of. I think I would describe them as passion projects or things like you care. Don't really care if if you make a lot of money just want it to be good. And you think you've got something? That's good. Yeah. So explain it. So back in two thousand fourteen there was a film called Red Army was about the history of the Russian hockey program that famous miracle on ice game. Where Al Michael said, do you believe in miracles, right? Was it documents event the Soviet about how the Soviet Union used the sport of hockey used the road road army team to go out there. It's kind of propaganda against the west. And eventually these players started to realize what what's going on here. This communism thing we're not really about it, and they started to defect and go to the United States and all started planning the they've played together on the Detroit Red Wings in one some cops in this beautiful documentary called Red Army played at the canned film festival, and then was sold to Sony. Classic who just tells you about the level of storytelling. That's a really good movie, by the way, if you ever get a chance to see it or Google it or find out. Your way to watch. I'm not a Russian politics guy. But I love that movie us love the movie because I met Mariah at the after party. For the filmmaker. But now his new movie in search of greatness. It's this guy. Same names, Gabe, Polsky K, and he grew up in Chicago played hockey at Yale and just kind of got burnt out and a lot of athletes. I hear that about you know, they made it a certain way they play division one hockey or they play division one soccer. And eventually Mariah this happened to my wife. She was a very serious. Jim gymnast got to be about twelve thirteen which in that age is towards when you're doing serious or non just got burnt out. And so he was inspired to tell this story called in search of greatness, which profiles some of the greatest athletes of all time. We have original interviews with Wayne Gretzky Palay, Jerry Rice, and we stop here for a second. So this is the name of the movie is in search of greatness. How do you were you involved at all in in procuring those guys like trying to lock those guys? Like, how do you get like I could come up with an idea to do? Okay. Like what a win Gretzky and Palay and those dudes all have in common. The problem would be I could never get too high. So here's how did you get? Okay. So my oldest friend since I was six my producing partner. He worked on Red Army. His dad was actor named Phil. Carey he acted as the patriarch on one life to live. Okay. Thirty years. So it was cool actor. Yeah. Well in the eighties in a lot of athletes will tell you this. They didn't have Netflix. They didn't have Twitter when they go go Thompson, they all watch. So they'll watch soap now, so Gretzky loved one life to live. He became a big soap fan. No case. Oh, he became friendly. With my buddy, Shawn's godfather, who's another action on that. And once you get the greatest saying he can help you get other. He loved Red Army. He thought it was a great hockey story. He remembered playing against those guys. So at the Toronto film festival. Gabe, got him to come to the premier. So they formed a relationship there. Then he had this idea about what is it that unlocks our human potential? Why is it that Gretzky Palay Jerry Rice by no means the biggest fastest strongest? What is it about them that allows them to achieve that true greatness? And what we found is in this movie that is in theaters you can go to insert your greatness dot.
"red army" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"All right so nineteen forty he joins the soviet red army this is kim il sung in forty six stalin makes him what they call the head of north korean temporary people's committee and then find the nineteen forty eight they appointed him north korean the soviets did pointing north korea's prime minister and then you know the whole propaganda machine of communism and especially here in korea has always been massive guests huge right there is this this woman i cannot remember name it sukey something but she posed as a an english teacher for missionary group in north korea she's actually journalist planning to write a book but she went undercover which ethically there's a lot of things going on here but she came back and reported on this and said seriously honestly this whole country has suffered generations of psychological abuse and the propaganda everything to them yeah like yes some of it is overdone and overblown but ultimately at their core like they experience happiness by thinking of really of sacrificing for the their dear leader and their country it's not about themselves it's not about their friends it's about the country and dear leader in particular interesting because yes the propaganda machine works that combined with surveillance okay so so he's in power the regime is going strong the soviets withdraw and there are a lot of little skirmishes breaking out along that i guess it was the thirty eighth parallel back then even yeah it's always been all right so they were they were fighting a little bit back then and i get the sense that he was sort of not more maybe paranoid but definitely i mean this article says he was uneasy so he sort of overcompensated by saying you know what if you if anyone comes at me you'll be crushed completely he had a lot of fear that he was going to get overthrown from the south.
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