Former Prussian Blue Duo Singing a Liberal Tune

Prussian Blue, former anti-Semitic, pro-white supremacist singing duo from Montana is long disbanded. Lamb and Lynx Gaede claim to no longer be white nationalists.

Says Lamb, “I’m not a white nationalist anymore. My sister and I are pretty liberal now.” And what does that mean?

The article in The Daily, first in five years of silence, tells of a change of tune in the now 19 year old twins of Pro-Nazi fame. Their lack of any real knowledge or education in this realm is shocking. Yet, I ask myself, how shocking is it really? How thorough is our education system in relating what really happened during World War II?

POPE PIUS XII PRAISED BY ISRAELI AMBASSADOR

If you want to hold on to the belief that Pope Pius XII didn’t do enough to save Jews during World War II, go right ahead. Did he do enough? Well, who did besides Winston Churchill and a few others? But this article recognizes the pope for saving thousands of Jews, hiding over 5000 in convents, monasteries and schools in Rome and thousand more in the papal village. A catholic priest of the time, Gaetano Piccinini was just honored post-humously as a righteous Gentile.

SO FEW HAPPY ENDINGS TO HOLOCAUST STORIES, BUT HERE IS ONE!

This is an exciting review of world premiere “A Melancholy Beauty,” an oratorio by Georgi Andreev. The premiere, hailed as “compelling” in the Washington Post, was held Tuesday at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The piece was performed by the National Philharmonic and members of Bulgarian and United States choral groups. Soloist Neli Andreeva is pictured left. (More about the true story upon which the oratorio is based appears at BostonHerald.com.)

ANNUAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL HELD AT STATE CAPITOL

This article just popped up on my radar today though the observance of Holocaust Memorial Day was held on May 2, 2011 in Sacramento. Co-hosted by State Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Long Beach and San Diego-area Assemblyman Marty Block, the event attracted many who survived the Nazi scourge, their liberators and descendants, from what I understand. It is an important event that we missed. I only wish we would have known.  Perhaps, I would have met some people with whom I grew up in Long Beach, CA.

Max and I now live in Reno, NV, only 2 hours from Sacramento. If any of our readers hear of such an event nearby, please let us know.

POLAND’S FOREIGN MINISTER RADOSLAW SIKORSKI STANDS FIRM

Interesting response by Poland’s Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski in this article regarding the United States’ position on Poland’s suspending the planned law on compensation or restitution of property seized between 1939-1989 to rightful owners.  Most of the member states of the European Union have passed similar laws such as that now abandoned by the Polish government.

Stuart Eizenstat who advises U.S. secretary of state on Holocaust issues strongly recommends U.S. opposition to the Polish position. Eizenstat encourages Poland to rethink their decision not only because of justice but because of practicality as well. A law such as this would certainly lower property insurance rates for houses that must include the  possibility of future claims arising because of this rightful owner issue.

WILL POPE’S BOOK SWAY ANTI-SEMITES?

In Associated Press article about Pope Benedict XVI’s new book, the writer says that within its pages, the Pope totally and specifically exonerates the Jewish people for the death of Jesus Christ.

“The Rev. James Martin, a Jesuit who writes frequently about spirituality, said the pope’s new book was a ‘ringing reaffirmation’ of Nostra Aetate, which was passed during the Second Vatican Council, with the pope putting his ‘personal stamp on it in a way that’s irrefutable.'”

It remains to be seen whether the highly regarded intellect of this Pope and his momentous affirmation of the Jewish people’s innocence of deicide will change centuries’ old hate and blame. But it can’t hurt, can it?