Sunday: Hili dialogue

April 24, 2022 • 3:25 am

Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, Hili is in conversation:

Hili: Am I disturbing you?
Kulka, No, on the contrary, it’s nice to see you.
(Photo: Paulina R.)
Hili: Nie przeszkadzam?
Kulka: Nie, przeciwnie, miło cię widzieć.
(Zdjęcie: Paulina R.)

6 thoughts on “Sunday: Hili dialogue

  1. I’m not going to do a full list of “on this day” but I’m pretty sure Jerry would pick this one:

    1916 – Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for the crew of the sunken Endurance.

    1. Noting that 25-odd crew were left on Elephant Island with a lifeboat for shelter, guns and ammunition for hunting. I wonder how long Shackleton had told the “island commander” to wait before launching a second attempt? Probably over-winter, but I don’t know how wide their weather windows were.
      I assume that he left some of the charts that he had taken from the Endurance on the island, to give a second escape attempt a chance. There’s a hard set of choices to make. One for the disaster-training courses to consider.
      On arriving at South Georgia, Shackleton and crew landed on the SW side of the island, when the only settlement (a whale-processing factory) was on the NE side of the island, so they had to do a fairly graunchy (by modern standards) 20-30 km of mountaineering over the glaciers and mountains of the island’s “spine” in order to get to Grytviken. Of course, their marine charts didn’t record a lot of onshore information – probably just a few mountain peaks and coastal features (to help with navigation at sea) – which means a pretty challenging set of route-finding problems within a few miles of safety.

  2. I always find it remarkable that any photos exist of anyone the Nazis exterminated. They obsessively documented everyone they killed, but AFAIK such pictures were not part of those records. Are they typically shots that were sent to relatives outside the Nazi grip, that have filtered in since, or is there another typical route?

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