Historical Festivals

Have a merry Christmas and a great New Year!

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2017-12-23 11:44

Wishing all my readers

A Very Merry Christmas

and a prosperous and healthy

New Year!

Enjoy all your celebrations ...

I'm going to celebrate the New Year of 2018 with a new book: The Artist Within the Warlord. It will be available for sale at the beginning of January. It's been a long wait, but worth it. As are all good things. -Carolyn

Thanksgiving Radio Schedule

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2014-11-22 13:31

Taking a little breather for the Thanksgiving week:

There will be no programs aired today Saturday, Nov. 22, Monday, Nov. 24 or Thursday, Nov. 27.

My next broadcast will be Saturday, Nov. 29.

Wishing my US listeners a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Carolyn

Saturday Afternoon: No Way Out Except Through The Holocaust

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2013-12-21 12:08
 
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Dec. 21, 2013

On the first day of the Winter Solstice, Carolyn does a kind of Christmas show with an un-Christmasy title. Subjects include:

  • The primacy of the fresh-cut Tannenbaum to the German Christmas tradition, going back to the pagan custom of bringing evergreen boughs into the house in winter, partly to ward off evil spirits;
  • My father’s Christmas trees, and my fond memories of “the night we put up the tree”;
  • How the Christkindl, the gift giver, morphed into St. Nicholas and then to the commercial Santa Claus;
  • Letters from airman Leopold Wenger on the Western Front (1939-42) reveal that the one necessary element for a Christmas celebration was the tree;
  • New Vienna Philharmonic story and European Human Rights Law Court story show that there is no way out except through the holocaust;
  • Details on the upcoming Jan. 27 Revisionist Commemoration website, which will be only about Auschwitz-Birkenau, not any other aspect of holocaust;
  • Carolyn talked about her German ancestors’ long time of living in Hungary on Tom Sunic’s VoR program in Dec. 2009!

Germany celebrates 200th Anniversary of "Battle of the Nations"

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2013-10-20 17:33

This account of Sunday's re-enactment of the Oct. 16-19th, 1813 Battle of the Nations in Leipzig, Germany is taken from The Local.

Fifes and drums played in the background as men in the brilliant green, red, light blue and grey uniforms worn by Napoleon's army tended to their cannons and muskets.

A historical commission spent years perfecting the scenario for the bicentennial re-enactment, and some 6,000 enthusiasts turned out to stage the Battle of the Nations, also known as the Battle of Leipzig.