ONE DAY IN AUSCHWITZ – ACHO QUE A FOME … “Auschwitz-Birkenau was designed to kill. Four gas chambers murdered thousands at a time…”

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Auschwitz-Birkenau was designed to kill. Four gas chambers murdered thousands at a time, belching out smoke and human ashes. Starvation, thirst, disease, and hard labor reduced the average lifespan to less than three months. More than 1-million people perished in the largest German Nazi concentration and extermination camp.

Seventy years after her liberation, Kitty Hart-Moxon makes a final return to Auschwitz-Birkenau to walk among the crumbling memorial with students Natalia and Lydia, who, at 16, are the same age now as she was then. As Kitty tells them her story of daily existence, themes begin to emerge: the ever-present threat of death, resilience, friendship, human strength, resisting the Nazis’ constant lethal intent, and living like an animal while still remaining human. Natalia and Lydia ask questions; Kitty provides answers, passing her legacy to the next generation.


“Should Courts Bail on the Bail?” OZY

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Should Courts Bail on the Bail?

Nearly half a million people are behind bars in the U.S. without a conviction, OZY reports, because they can’t afford bail. California was the first state to end the cash bail system, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked his state’s courts to do the same for most minor crimes. Meanwhile, legislation has been introduced to end the practice in federal cases.

What’s wrong with cash bail? Critics of the system argue it unfairly burdens the poor, and many organizations have begun stepping up to provide funds for those who can’t buy their own freedom.


Politics & Power
Is It Time for Courts to Stop Charging Bail?
Community funds are sprouting up nationwide to post bail while lawmakers try to tackle reforms.


The New York Times

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This week’s Op-Doc is Matan Rochlitz’s powerful film “I Have a Message for You,” about a woman’s extraordinary journey of survival and redemption. It’s a remarkable piece, both for the creativity of its visual approach and for its unusual combination of tragedy, beauty and catharsis.

Andrew: Homelessness and Mental Health


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