Berlin 1933


Diversity Destroyed / Zerstörte Vielfalt 1933 – 1938. City of Berlin theme year 2013 of commemoration, remembrance, warning and discussion of the Nazis’ assumption of power in 1933 and the pogroms of 1938. Unter den Linden , Berlin , Germany, September 8, 2013. Berlin 1933 | 20200908 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com

OperaVision | Virtual Opera PUSH Finale

Finale with virtual chorus from Howard Moody’s PUSH – Lockdown Version 2020

Epilogue from the opera Push – based on the story of Simon Gronowski, an 11 year old Jewish boy who was pushed from the train (Convoi XX) on April 19 1943 by his mother, on the way to Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

A virtual performance during the April 2020 Coronavirus lockdown by members of the casts from previous productions of Push in Battle, Chichester, Salisbury, London and Brussels.

Composer and librettist Howard Moody on piano, Carlos Bruneel on flute, and with the soloists James Newby, Sheva Tehoval, Tereza Gevorgyan, Ivan Ludlow, Lars Thorkildsen, Ciaran o’Donovan and Eleanor Farmer.

Soundmix and additional production by Adrian Zolotuhin.

Film editing by Shogo Hino.

Howard Moody Website – howardmoody.co.uk

Additional video work from the Miracles project by Michel van der Burg, and Richard & Karen Bloom | Miracles.Media .

With special thanks to Simon Gronowski, and Linda Lovrovic, Sue Kent, Sally Lampitt, Chris Stones, Jill Hoskings, Claire Apel, Jo Nicolai, Philippe Paque, Benoît Giaux, Andrea Frankenthal, and Sarah Ehrlich.

In memory of the three members of the Belgian resistance Jean Franklemon, Robert Maistriau and Youra Livschitz, whose bravery in April 1943 saved the lives of many, as our health workers continue to do today.

The OperaVision Facebook video.  Watch both this 2020 Lockdown Virtual PUSH Finale   , and the 2019 recording of the full opera PUSH online via OperaVision.

Wadden Sea Sparkle #InverteFest

Wadden Sea Sparkle #InverteFest ~ Fireworks from Sea Sparkle – Noctiluca scintillans – in the port of the dutch Wadden Sea Vlieland, midnight July 21, 2018 . Wadden Sea Sparkle #InverteFest | 20200823 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com

Damselfly #InverteFest | 20200822

Damselfly ~ Celebrating #InverteFest ~ Filmed August last year in Holland ~ Music : Breathe by Greg McKay | Artlist ~ Film : Damselfly | 20200822 – 20190901 | Michel van der Burg | Miracles.Media

Edition 20200822 – I changed the title to Damselfly (first title dd 20190901 was Dragonfly ) ; thanks to Gentleman Jack on YouTube.

Octopus #InverteFest | 20200822

Octopus #InverteFest ~ Octopus film shoot in Damouchari Bay (Ntamouchari) 5 September 2016. One minute #InverteFest Twitter 2020 edition.
InverteFest is the periodic event on Twitter founded and run by Franz Anthony, Maureen Berg and Kelly Brenner to explore and discover the invertebrates. Octopus #InverteFest | 20200822 | Michel van der Burg | 1-memo•com .

Octopus


Octopus ~ Encounter with an octopus (Common Octopus / Octopus vulgaris) while snorkeling in shallow water of the Mediterranean sea, exploring a cliff crevice of Damouchari Bay (Ntamouchari) the afternoon of 5 September 2016 at the Pelion peninsula of Greece.
Celebrating InverteFest 21-23 Aug 2020 publishing this new edit 20200821. A Covid-19 pandemic participation stuck at home. #InverteFest
InverteFest is the periodic event on Twitter founded and run by Franz Anthony, Maureen Berg and Kelly Brenner to explore and discover the invertebrates where we live.
First edition of this video was published online 20160918 at 1-memo.com (vimeo.com/183207774). Octopus | 20160918 | Michel van der Burg | Miracles.Media

Righteous Medal

Righteous Medal ~ Medal of the Righteous Among the Nations – from the Yad Vashem holocaust center in Israel for the Righteous helping Jews during the Holocaust – with the inscription in French ” The grateful Jewish people” and the French translation of the Jewish saying “Whoever saves a single life, saves an entire universe”.
This medal was minted for Nelly Quintard, a widow in her fifties during the war, who hid the Frankenthal family (Abraham, Esther, and daughter Scheindel) in her home in Brussels, Belgium, from September ’42 until the end of the occupation.

Interview with Janiv Stamberger (researcher Kazerne Dossin / University of Antwerp) filmed by Michel van der Burg (michelvanderburg.com) on August 18, 2016 at the Wiki Loves Art event in Kazerne Dossin , Mechelen , Belgium.

A still from this video (Image Ref.: mvdb20160818_233059) is available via Wikimedia here https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Medaille_van_Rechtvaardigen_onder_de_Volkeren.png  .
Another medal’s image is available here on Wikimedia .

Robert Maistriau’s memorabilia – Yad Vashem medal, pistol, small version lantern of Robert Maistriau in Kazerne Dossin , Mechelen , Belgium , August 18, 2016. Image Ref.: mvdb20160818_204617 by Michel van der Burg | michelvanderburg.com | Wikimedia CC BY-SA 4.0

A very special image (Image Ref.: mvdb20160818_204617) is that of Robert Maistriau’s medal together with his other memorabilia in the Kazerne Dossin Museum – a pistol, and a small replica version (gift from a friend) of the lantern used with the attack on the 20th death train (Transport XX) from Kazerne Dossin in Mechelen to Auschwitz  .

Righteous Medal | 20200820 | Michel van der Burg | michelvanderburg.com | miracles.media