Op 9 september 2004, juist 60 jaar na de bevrijding van het kamp van Breendonk werd in Histories (Canvas) de reportage Breendonk, het kamp van de waanzin, uitgezonden waarin het gaat over leven maar belangrijker en meer over “overleven”. Het kamp werd voorgedaan als een vakantiekolonie, maar dat was het allerminst. Met de hand moesten […]
When reading Die Ausgewanderten (1992; The Emigrants) by Winfried Georg Sebald one must also look at Hanns Chaim Mayer, the Austria-born essayist Jean Améry and take in memory the horror that happened in the Auffanglager Breendonk and the other concentration camps.
From the 1930s until 1942, incredible stories circulated. The seemingly improbable rumours were often dismantled by saying that it would be blown up sayings and that it would not go so fast. History proved that it was even worse than the fogy pictures presented to the Jewish community at that time.
Originally posted on C. Jaiter:
Over the years people have made it a point to tell me, being a writer doesn’t take a degree. As much as I wanted to believe the words that were perpetually thrown my way; I was having a hard time coming to that conclusion. Growing up it was instilled in…
Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy:
Machiavelli taught me that you never worry about the bubble you live in, you work in. If you are only worried about the six inches before your face, you have no concern about your hindsight and you definitely have no foresight for the pitfalls before you. If you’ve ever read…