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Artistic Activism Asylum


Sculpture with barbed wire used in manifestation for regularisation of undocumented migrants found ‘resting’ last weekend in the Brussels Beguinage Church . ① memo 20190312 ~ Artistic Activism Asylum

The City – Frappant

The City (“De Stad”) by the Frappant Solidarity Chorus (from Wilrijk, Belgium) on January 30, 2010 in Antwerp (Belgium) near the Cathedral of Our Lady (Onze Lieve Vrouwe-Kathedraal).

Film clip of the first two couplets of ”De stad” (words and music by the conductor Bob De Pooter) ~ It was freezing cold that saturday afternoon, and with only dead batteries left for my camera , I had to warm a battery in my hands to bring it back to life for a moment, and put it in the little camera , to be able to record part of their songs.

Here my translation of the 1st couplet of this Flemish text :

When the city will close its gate
with curtains for the windows
the sun will no longer shine
colors will fade quickly
when the city will close its gate
many people remain outside
and those who waited inside
with terror in their minds
watch with a sigh all life go down into silence (2x)
… If the fears reign / …

Film : Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com

NL (full text The City) – volledige tekst “De stad” van Bob De Pooter :

Al de stad heur poort ga sluiten
met gordijnen veur de ruiten
gaat de zon niet langer schijnen
zullen kleuren rap verdwijnen
als de stad heur poort ga sluiten
blijven er veel mensen buiten
en die binnen bleven wachten
met de schrik in hun gedachten
zien alt leven stil verzinken met ne zucht (2x)
Als de angsten gaan regeren
ons gelijk hier gaat primeren
eigen bloed en volk gaan wegen
gade dander buiten vegen
als de angsten gaan regeren
gade schoonheid rap negeren
en de nachten worden langer
en de mensen worden banger
en ge hoort alleen gejammer en gezucht (2x)
Als de winter is vergangen
komt de lente van t verlangen
schijnt de zon op de gezichten
op de dromen en gedichten
als de winter is vergangen
voor wie int donker was gevangen
en die binnen bleven wachten
met nog hoop in hun gedachten
zien het leven trug ontluiken met ne zucht (2x)
en waar eens de lammen kropen
vliegen na de poorten open
stom en blind die zijn genezen
en het leven is verrezen
en waar eens de lammen kropen
kunnen mensen na weer hopen
en gaan dansen op de straten
en de leegte achter laten
want de toekomst neemt na trug een nieuwe vlucht. (2x)

Note

Also published as part of “Haiti — solidarity street performance by Frappant in Antwerp (Belgium)”  on February 04, 2010 via the site iMichel.com

Here a link to the Frappant site

Defending Holocaust History – documentary released tor distribution

"Defending Holocaust History" documentary - special showing at Temple Anshei Shalom, Delray, Florida , US

Defending Holocaust History – special showing at Temple Anshei Shalom, Delray, FL , US

Documentary “Defending Holocaust History” released tor distribution – special showing at Temple Anshei Shalom, Delray, Florida , US
Richard Bloom Productions is releasing Defending Holocaust History which focuses in with razor sharpness on the 1941 onset of actual genocide in Eastern Europe, particularly Lithuania and Latvia, and which is now the subject of a massive state campaign to rewrite history to confuse the issues.
There will be a special showing of the film on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 W.Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Fl., US
Director/Producer, Richard Bloom and world renowned Yiddish Scholar, Historian and author, Dr. Dovid Katz, who appears in the film will speak.
The film is also available for viewing at the Yad Vashem Visual Center and at the USHMM. Further information at Richard Bloom’ site

Defending Holocaust History – documentary released by Richard Bloom

Defending Holocaust History - documentary released by Richard Bloom

… dedicated to the Jewish partisans …

November 9 – marking the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht – Richard Bloom Productions is releasing “Defending Holocaust History” which focuses in with razor sharpness on the 1941 onset of actual genocide in Eastern Europe, particularly Lithuania and Latvia, and which is now the subject of a massive state campaign to rewrite history to confuse the issues. Further details and contact info at Richard Bloom Productions

This documentary is available for you to watch here.
Note: on mobile devices only low resolution for now

The Litvak Connection – documentary

Richard Bloom’s latest version of the documentary “The Litvak Connection”.

During the Shoah, Nazi collaborators from Lithuania and Latvia, helped murder more than 275,000 Jews – their neighbours – many of them known as Litvaks, 96% of those countries Jewish population, the highest percentage rate in any European country.
The film explores the search for these collaborators, the efforts to prosecute them and the refusal of countries to bring their citizens to justice.
More info at richardbloomproductions.com

“Yellow triangle” – KONTRARIE

“Yellow triangle” : KONTRARIE ‘battle’ choir on 21 April 2013 in Boortmeerbeek, Belgium.
“In the track of Transport XX after 70 years” | “In het spoor van Transport XX na 70 jaar”
1943 – 2013 Transport XX — attack on 20th train to Auschwitz
goose bumps! (dutch: kippenvel) great performance, with a ‘brave’ unexpected contribution by the Boortmeerbeek church bells – watch this below:

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