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On September 30, 1919, local law enforcement in rural Phillips County, Arkansas, attacked black sharecroppers at a meeting of the Progressive Farmers and Household Union of America. The next day, hundreds of white men from the Delta, along with US Army troops, converged on the area 'with blood in their eyes.' What happened next was one of the deadliest incidents of racial violence in the history of the United States, leaving a legacy of trauma and silence that has persisted for more than a century. In the wake of the massacre, the NAACP and Little Rock lawyer Scipio Jones spearheaded legal action that revolutionized due process in America.
Sidonie C. was born in 1900 and became particularly well-known for being sent to Dr. Freud as a young woman in order to treat her homosexuality. She became a famous case documented by Freud. With vivid language, Ines Rieder and Diana Voigt tell the eventful story of a strong-willed and fascinating woman from an upper-class family whose life was profoundly shattered by the expulsion and extermination of the Jewish population. The biography is based on numerous interviews and many years of research and was supplemented by extensive photographic material and detailed background information.
This collection of essays considers the Soviet-era gulag in the Baltic States within the broader international research on displacement and cultural memory. Scholars from the Baltic States, Western Europe, Canada, and the United States explore the following questions: Do different groups of deportees experience deportation differently? How do the accounts of women, children and men differ? Do various ethnic groups remember the past differently? How do they use historical and cultural paradigms to structure their experience in unique ways? To answer these questions the authors researched archives, read testimonies (with an emphasis on testimonies by women and children), interviewed former deportees, and examined cultural artifacts produced since the late 1980s, applying cross-disciplinary approaches used in the study of Holocaust testimonies. The essays in the book also examine the issues of cultural transmission and commemoration, as well as public manifestations of the after-effects of deportations in contemporary social, cultural and political contexts of Baltic societies, including refl ections of the Gulag in literature, the cinema and museums.