Sunday, 11 November 2018

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

MyHeritage LIVE Videos
MyHeritage will be releasing videos of each one of the 25 main lectures last weekend in Oslo, Norway. Now available is the emotional keynote address given by MyHeritage’s Founder and CEO, Gilad Japhet. https://vimeo.com/299232829

Talk Genealogy Podcast: Episode #31 Churchwardens of Old England

The war that did not end at 11am on 11 November

John Dempsey’s Street Portraits
Via Spitalfields Life, colour portraits, likenesses of public characters, from the 1820s.

The St Louis Apology
Prime Minister Trudeau issued a long overdue apology in Parliament on Wednesday for the rejection by the Government of Canada for refuge in Canada of 907 German Jewish passengers fleeing persecution by the Nazi regime on the MS St. Louis.
There's context in the article Why did Canada Refuse to Admit Jewish Refugees in the 1930's? It makes the point that, while the percentage of Jews in the overall number of immigrants to Canada in the 1930's did not decrease compared to the period of 1896 to 1929, immigration levels were drastically reduced during the depression years, the government responded to a broad antisemitic sentiment in Canada, especially in Quebec, and had no refugee policy.

Meat tax: why taxing sausages and bacon could save hundreds of thousands of lives every year
The study calculated that in 2020 there will be 2.4 million deaths attributable to red and processed meat consumption. www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/news/health-meat-tax/. To put that in perspective, the military and civilian death toll during the First World War was about 3.6 million deaths annually (based on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I_casualties/).

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