Thursday: Hili dialogue

May 5, 2022 • 5:13 am

In Dobrzyn, the cats are dozing:

A: Here you are.
Hili: Yes, and we are not to be disturbed.

Ja: Tu jesteście?
Hili: Tak i nie należy nam przeszkadzać.

A tweet from the Auschwitz account:

And for 5 May, the end of the horror for some:

9 thoughts on “Thursday: Hili dialogue

  1. On this day:
    1215 – Rebel barons renounce their allegiance to King John of England — part of a chain of events leading to the signing of the Magna Carta.

    1809 – Mary Kies becomes the first woman awarded a U.S. patent, for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.

    1821 – Emperor Napoleon dies in exile on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean.

    1821 – The first edition of The Manchester Guardian, now The Guardian, is published.

    1886 – Workers marching for the Eight-hour day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin were shot at by Wisconsin National Guardsmen in what became known as the Bay View Massacre.

    1905 – The trial in the Stratton Brothers case begins in London, England; it marks the first time that fingerprint evidence is used to gain a conviction for murder.

    1961 – Alan Shepard becomes the first American to travel into outer space, on a sub-orbital flight.

    Births:
    1813 – Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and author (d. 1855)

    1818 – Karl Marx, German philosopher, sociologist, and journalist (d. 1883)

    1882 – Sylvia Pankhurst, English women’s suffrage movement leader and socialist activist (d. 1960)

    1883 – Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler, American mathematician (d. 1966)

    1898 – Blind Willie McTell, American Piedmont blues singer and guitar player (d. 1959)

    1942 – Tammy Wynette, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1998)

    1943 – Michael Palin, English actor and screenwriter

    1948 – Bill Ward, English drummer and songwriter

    1957 – Richard E. Grant, Swazi-English actor, director, and screenwriter

    1988 – Adele, English singer-songwriter

    Those who are no more:
    1859 – Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, German mathematician and academic (b. 1805)

    1965 – John Waters, American director and screenwriter (b. 1893)

    2003 – Walter Sisulu, South African activist and politician (b. 1912)

      1. “Treason never prospers. What’s the reason?
        Why, if it doth prosper, none dare call it treason.”

    1. 1965 – John Waters, American director and screenwriter (b. 1893)

      Not to be confused with John Waters (b. 1946), the American auteur of exquisite bad taste.

    2. Violet Jessop, the intrepid woman whose name keeps popping up every time someone mentions the Titanic, died on this day in 1971. Wikipedia doesn’t say, but I doubt a ship had anything to do with it.

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