Tag: Germany

The popular folk dance – Schuhplattler

The Schuhplattler is a traditional style of folk dance popular in the regions of Bavaria and Tyrol (southern Germany, Austria and the German-speaking regions of northern Italy). In this dance, the performers stomp, clap and strike the soles of their shoes (Schuhe), thighs and knees with their hands held flat (platt). There are more than 150 basic Schuhplattlers, as well as marches and acrobatic feats that are often interspersed with the basic dance in performance. They may be seen today in Europe and in German immigrant communities around the world. While the Schuhplattler is still largely performed by adults, it has become increasingly popular with youngsters, who love its colorful costumes and its bouncing, leaping, kicking and choreographed horseplay.

Brits Who Smashed Slavery

ENSLAVEMENT OF PRISONERS OF WAR IS A VIOLATION OF THE GENEVA CONVENTION. – ARTICLE. 75.
The educational mantra would have us believe that slavery was abolished throughout the British Empire in 1833. This is what British students are taught; why would they believe otherwise?

How do you survive in the mountain villages of the Alps? Two regions give an answer: by cultivating traditions.

Home in the Alps – How mountain villages keep their tradition | Stories and Discoveries.
Here you can learn much about the daily life of the villages located high in the Alps – How to graze cows in the pasture, how to collect and store chestnuts, store cheese, bake homemade bread, harvest crops, celebrate national holidays. Old people pass on their invaluable experience to the younger generations.

Culture Killers Target Ancient Europe’s Symbolism

Runes are a set of related scripts predating the adoption of the Latin alphabet and Christianity and used by Germanic and Scandinavian tribes in the early Middle Ages. Today, they remain in use for aesthetic and symbolic purposes. But, Swedish Prosecutor General Petra Lundh wants the historic Tyr rune to be equated with the swastika over its present-day use and covert ‘Nazi messaging’, national broadcaster SVT reported.

Churchill’s Lie Factory

The World War Two lull that preceded the Reich retaliation against belligerent France was known as the Phony War (or Bore War). UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill desperately sought an excuse to round up thousands of citizens he considered to be enemy aliens or of dubious loyalty. Many thousands of unfortunates were merely critics of Churchill’s war aims. Homes were raided and thousands of innocent people were incarcerated because they were of German or Italian extraction. In some cases these unfortunates were second or third generation Britons. Many had served in the British armed forces.

The Bravest American

Born on the morning of 24 April 1906 at 1377 Herkimer Street in New York, the intellectually gifted William Joyce had an Irish family tree to be proud of. Theirs was a family whose merits had given an entire region of Galway its name, ‘Joyce’s Country’. The Joyce family roots could be traced back to William the Conqueror’s colonisation of medieval England and the later crusades. Among Joyce’s ancestors were three archbishops, three founders of the Dominican College at Louvain, several mayors of Galway, an historian, a nineteenth century poet-physician, an American revivalist preacher, and the noted author and poet James Joyce.