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    Belated Purrday Wishes:
    Born 04-07 in 1901 painter Christopher Wood.
    Purrday Artist 4718
    Meezers 🙂



    Lovely meezers. Renzo and Nadja were both part-Siamese. Renzo had green eyes, but Nadja actually had blue eyes (both were black). Her two brothers had the Siamese coat and points.



    Happy Purrday Artist!
    Purrday artist 41018

    Born 04/10 in 1872 painter Morris Hirshfield.



    April 11, 2018 – Sundown:
    The Holocaust Remembrance Day in 2018 is on Thursday, the 12th of April (12/4/2018).

    Note that in the Jewish calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Jews will celebrate The Holocaust Remembrance Day on the sunset of Wednesday, the 11th of April.
    Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Never Again for Anyone
    Never Again for Anyone
    We Remember & Honor All Lost – Persecuted…#NeverAgain



    JK, I appreciate your drawing our attention to this important day. Sadly my own country, Canada has a terrible record of turning many who came to our shores away – resulting in certain murder.

    And then there is the now infamous quote “None is too many”.
    “Early in 1939 an unidentified immigration agent was asked how many Jews would be allowed in Canada after the war. He replied “None is too many”.” (Wikipedia)

    From Edmund Burke:
    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

    “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.”

    “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”



    Sad…Also still happening in US and around world. 🙁
    Holocaust Denial 😥



    Actually every country in the Americas from Canada to Argentina turned back the SS St-Louis. It was a shameful chapter.

    There are several Shoah memorial days:

    I attended the 50th anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv raid in Paris, as did a great many other people, including a friend who was a survivor (a hidden child). She is still alive and well at 85!



    Thank you for the encouraging link Lagatta.

    Came across timely quote from #WC – published years ago!

    WC quote racism

    Still horrible spot on USA current shameful 45th Fascist Administration… we can only hope the tide will change and drown some of the evil/hatred that is blatantly running rampant…sigh, ok – steps down from soap box…



    Jean, I know that you meant well, but I wish that you hadn’t given a single iota of space to what Holocaust Deniers spew out.

    Lagatta many countries turned away Jews. It still does not excuse Canada. In our own province’s history we have Lionel Groulx. And after the war “everyone” in France claimed to be part of the Résistance.

    Excellent film addresses this:

    “Night and Fog” (French: Nuit et brouillard) is a 1956 French documentary short film. Directed by Alain Resnais, it was made ten years after the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. The title is taken from the notorious Nacht und Nebel (German for “Night and Fog”) program of abductions and disappearances decreed by the Nazis on 7 December 1941. (Wikipedia)

    One of my jobs was at a women’s centre. For unknown reasons one day a colleague came up to me and did the Hitler salute. Seems that she’d learned absolutely nothing about the Holocaust in Francophone school system. She apologized profusely the next day but too late, our boss put this in her file, guaranteeing that she would never get a government job.

    Another colleague spewed the “your people … own all the banks, etc.” She left soon after and entered politics, rising high in the PQ.

    Much has not changed. And now I’ll step off my soapbox.



    KJ, I most certainly was NOT excusing either English-speaking Canada (King and Blair) or Québec (Lionel Groulx), and others in both cases. Some of us were putting forth the idea of changing the name of Lionel-Groulx métro station to Léa Roback (whom I knew) to shame him and also because she organised garment workers’ unions in the area.

    That was not my point; it was the ‘planet without a visa’ the lack of a safe space anywhere. The friend I mention was not in the resistance; she was a little girl, but I have another friend in France who was in the resistance as a very young man, perhaps only a teen; he is very old now. He helped Jews and antifascists make the perilous crossing to the UK. Survivors and partisans are all dying out.

    I don’t think we should discuss Québec politics here, because as opposed to fighting racism, including antisemitism, I doubt we’d agree on that, though I’m neither PQ nor Liberal.



    I am so pleased that this is an Open Forum with many voices and many interests – adding my 2.5 cents share with all TDK Members…

    Today’s Purrday Artist:
    Born today in 1859 painter Charles van den Eycken.
    purrday artist

    Belated Happy Purrday to:
    Born 04/16 in 1912 illustrator Garth Williams.
    kittens eating pie



    Adorable illustration JK!

    Dorry maintains that there is a place for him as a fourth guest at that table. He wants a slice of the pie! 😉



    Happy Purrday Artist of the Day:
    cat on roof
    Happy Birthday artist Fernando Botero. Botero is eighty-six today.



    Happy Belated Birthday to:
    Wishing a happy third birthday to Princess Charlotte – thank you all for your lovely messages! (from Kensington Palace on Twitter)
    Princess Charlotte
    …May 2 marks the third birthday of Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s only daughter. Traditionally, the couple have marked their children’s birthdays by sharing a new set of photos — typically taken by their own mother, who is a keen photographer — which the public promptly gushes over before storming the shops in search of the kids’ designer clothes.

    But not this time. While the Kensington Palace Twitter account posted a birthday tribute to the princess, avid royal-watchers were quick to notice that the accompanying photo wasn’t new. It was taken in January by a then-pregnant Duchess of Cambridge to commemorate her daughter’s first day of nursery school.



    Happy Purrday to:
    Born today in 1898 author and artist Peggy Bacon.
    blk cat with artist peggy bacon
    Luv those artsy Noirs 🙂



    I guess that if you are a Royal, fine tailoring is a given, whether you are 3 or 90-something. What a beautiful colour her coat and shoes are!

    But Livia and Peggy Bacon’s cat are always well turned-out!



    Wow -time flies ~ already mid-May:
    Time for Purrday Artist Shares:
    Born May 11, 1823 painter Alfred Stevens.
    woman cat sea shore

    Fitting for today’s café theme: Cat under Tree branches!
    cat under branches
    Born May 14, 1860 painter Bruno Liljefors.

    Li’l bit of fun: Kitteh Season is Here with reminder ~ #SupportTNR
    cat basket of kittens
    Born May 15, 1905 artist Albert Dubout.



    Love the Mama cat pushing the pram pic. She is obviously their Mama too. 😉
    Re the Royal family and clothing did you know this.
    Even when it’s cold Prince George is seen wearing shorts because historically, aristocrats have viewed boys wearing trousers as “suburban,” according to a leading British etiquette expert. This dress code is a specific tradition among the upper classes and and royals, and is a very English practice. Trousers are for older boys and men, whereas shorts on young boys is one of those silent class markers that we have in England. Although times are (slowly) changing, a pair of trousers on a young boy is considered quite middle class – quite suburban. And no self-respecting aristocrat or royal would want to be considered suburban. The usual custom is that a boy graduates to trousers around eight years old.
    Personally there are some ‘dress codes’ really need to be updated, move with the times and be more realistic.



    Thanks for the Royal FYI on Shorts vs Trousers MS!
    Here’s the Royal Proof:
    prince charlotte with prince albert
    Still a couple of cute Royal Kids 🙂

    Now, what about the #RoyalHat War set for Saturday’s Wedding fun:
    royal hats
    Guess we’ll have to wait until the #Royal weekend 😀



    Happy Purrday Artist:
    Mary Cassat
    Born today in 1844 painter Mary Cassatt.

    Yesterday’s Purrday Artist
    Henri Rosseau
    Born yesterday in 1844 painter Henri Rousseau.

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