These Belgian ASF one year ‘Service for Peace’ volunteers work a year in both social projects with the elderly, migrants, people with disabilities, and socially vulnerable children , and also historical and educational projects, in eg. museums and memorials , like Kazerne Dossin.
Resistance is the current year theme for the ASP – reason enough to pay attention to an unique act of resistance in the history of the Second World War: the attack at Boortmeerbeek on the 20th death train to Auschwitz. More details and free online viewing of the film here on this site via this link.
The Handcarters , the ‘Karnner’ , Tyrolean people living a nomadic life because of poverty, and sometimes political or religious persecution or curiosity, would pile their belongings and kids onto handcarts to hit the road to places were they supplied the population with goods and services, or worked for example as a knife sharpener, tinker, basket maker or broom binder.
This Tyrolean minority is not forgotten during the fifth season on ‘Foolish Thursday’ (“Unsinniger Donnerstag”) in Tirol , were the colorful “Igler Karrner” dressed up as old men and women pulling a cart – go out on the town in a cabaret-like show with characteristic masks, music and dancing in the small village of Igls, near Innsbruck in Tyrol (Austria). ~ Video : January 31, 2008 | Film : February 4, 2016 by Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com
Tyrolean nomads are not forgotten during the fifth season.
Tirol, Igls (Innsbruck, Austria) at least once a year does not give up its gypsies – the indigenous nomads or ‘Jenische’. They play an important role in the carnival – especially in the uplands , where this minority once had its main centers . The ‘ Karner ‘ travellers with handcarts have survived as traditional figures of Tyrolean Fasnacht on Unsinnigen Donnerstag (‘Foolish Thursday’) when borderless liberty, the other, and free-spirited persons are celebrated.
EN – “Tiroler Fasnacht 2008 in Igls” — Tirolean carnival
On ‘Foolish Thursday’ (“Unsinniger Donnerstag”) the ‘Karrner’ – men dressed up as old men and old women pulling a cart – go out on the town in a cabaret-like show with characteristic masks, music and dancing in the small village of Igls, near Innsbruck in Tyrol (Austria). Video reportage (January 31, 2008) : Michel van der Burg (michelvanderburg.com) — Some Rights Reserved (CC BY 4.0). See the ‘Further readings’ below.
DE – Tiroler Fasnacht 2008 in Igls
“Unsinniger Donnerstag” — Karrner (Männer verkleidet als alte Männlein oder alte Weiblein die einen Karren mit sich ziehen) machen die Strassen von Igls unsicher. Eine traditionsreiche Straßenfastnacht mit Musik und schöne Larven (Masken), und Fasnachtkostüme durch die Dorfmitte in Igls (Innsbruck, Tirol, Österreich) am 31 Jänner 2008. Video reportage : Michel van der Burg (michelvanderburg.com) — Einige Rechte vorbehalten (CC BY 4.0). Extra Info Unten.
“Bergvagabunden” (Mountain vagabonds) by Inge Hartmann (Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria) on a Strasser harmonica on New Year’s Day 2014 in Gasthof Turmbichl – Vill – Tirol.
Filmed – using a simple compact still camera (Sony TX7) – by Michel van der Burg (michelvanderburg.com) – License : CC-BY