Posts Tagged With: Prison

DRINKS Five o’clock With Nelson Mandela

Honor the South African legend with four different cups of tea!THERE IS AN SURPRISING, ALMOST SECRET STORY about South Africas first black President: When Nelson Mandela was released from Robben Island after 28 years in prison and was shipped to Capetown, he went missing for over an hour. Where was he? Sipping tea with his … Continue reading »

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ART Oh, What A Shame … (No. 20)

Discover a treasure, hidden in the Bauhaus in Dessau for years! The artist was a poor person, both in fate and personality: Communist, member of the legendary Bauhaus in Dessau, Nazi prisoner, victim in a Concentration Camp, close collaborator with its SS commandant, soldier in the infamous penal company 999, prisoner of war in Yugoslavia, … Continue reading »

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PRISON Interesting People Along The Way …(53)

Timothy Fenstermacher, a surprising amateur linguist in prison! He is inmate No. J81961 at Tehachapi State Prison: American Timothy Fenster- macher, a high school dropout.  Many prisoners pass time building up their bodies, studying law or writing bitter letters. Inspired by a chance reading of the „Biblical Archaeology Review“, Fenstermacher began studying Egyptian history and … Continue reading »

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HONOUR Let’s Get Personal … (No. 15)

What’s the value of the Honorary Citizenship of Nashville?Well, I am a proud Honorary Citizen of the glorious city of Nashville (Tennessee). I was elected (they say: „duly accepted“) and given („awarded“) the important looking certificate in the motordrome on September 18th of 1981 – more than 31 years ago. Together with a strong handshake … Continue reading »

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MONSTERS Interesting People … (No. 32)

… and here it is Horst Böttger, whom they call „The Devil‘s Doctor“Dip into German history. GDR versus BRD, communist East against democratic West. Travel to Hohenschönhausen near Berlin and try to get close to the Stasi prison, including torture cellars and hospital of the Secret Service. On GDR maps the streets around the prisons … Continue reading »

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