Posts in category "World News"

Bears v Packers: Help me! Who do I cheer for?

Bears v Packers: Help me! Who do I cheer for?
Help… I’m in trouble. I was born on Chicago’s West side and always cheered for  Da Bears.  In fact I go back as far as cheering for the Chicago Cardinals playing at the old Comiskey Park. And Da Bears  playing at Wrigley Field. Life was simple. I watched and cheered for the loveable losers the... Read more »

The Chicago Hustle: there was women's pro basketball in Chicago before the WNBA

The Chicago Hustle: there was women's pro basketball in Chicago before the WNBA
Chicago has had its share of women’s basketball teams in leagues that folded. Long before today’s Chicago Sky of the WNBA we were represented by the Chicago Hustle of the Women’s Professional League (WBL). The team was strong and won its share of games however, there was one major problem. The new league did not... Read more »

Swimming naked: my high school swim team did!

Swimming naked: my high school swim team did!
After watching swim team meets between other schools, I tried out for our high school swim team (I attended Harrison High School in Chicago from 1946-1950) and what do you know, I made it! As I relive this memory it also talks to how swimming has changed in six decades and all for the better.... Read more »
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9/11 and the Holocaust - the similarities and the hope it will never happen again

9/11 and the Holocaust - the similarities and the hope it will never happen again
COMPARISONS OF 1933-1945 HOLOCAUST AND SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 This document is dedicated to the memory of my beloved late wife, Millicent Dachman who wrote this original masterpiece shortly after September 11, 2001. It was read to 50,000 students across the State of Illinois and Wisconsin during lectures we gave regarding the horrors of the Holocaust. 12... Read more »

Memories of World War II, my nightmare that never ends

Memories of World War II, my nightmare that never ends
In 1943, 1944 and 1945 I had the good fortune to attend Camp Henry Horner boy’s camp in Round Lake, IL. At the time most of us didn’t realize how fortunate we were.  The war in Europe tore apart the lives of millions of children and their families. Now here’s where my nightmare began.  Every... Read more »

Yom Hashoah and Great Britain’s Sir Nicolas Winton, Britain’s Schindler

Yom Hashoah and Great Britain’s Sir Nicolas Winton, Britain’s Schindler
This week represents the remembrance of Yom Hashoah and of the Nazi regime from 1933-1945.The Holocaust affected the entire world. Hitler and the Nazi party murdered without mercy 6 million men, women and children for the crime of being born into a Jewish family. In addition there were an additional six million murdered for their... Read more »
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The Chicago Mayor that saved a President

The Chicago Mayor that saved a President
In January 1933 two major historical events occurred. Adolf Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany and President-Elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the target of an attempted assassination. The third party in this historical drama was Mayor Anton Cermak, the 36th Mayor of the City of Chicago. Anton Cermak is the only foreign born citizen who... Read more »

Teaching the Holocaust: how one student's memory was triggered

Teaching the Holocaust: how one student's memory was triggered
“She was locked in a closet for days and starved. Her crime was resisting her Mom’s boyfriend from touching her”.  As we traveled to many schools in Illinois and Wisconsin helping students to understand the Holocaust we were surprised by the comments made by them. After each class the students received an evaluation form to... Read more »

The Chicago Cubs Franchise should move. Guess where!

The Chicago Cubs Franchise should move. Guess where!
There is a plethora of suggestions about what to do with the Chicago Cubs. Among them are management changes, player changes and scrapping Wrigley Field to move to another location. Perhaps a motivational speaker like the one who appeared in ‘The Natural”. Remember? “Losing is a state of mind” the motivational speaker droned on and... Read more »
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Social Security and seniors: We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore!!

Social Security and seniors: We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore!!
I normally write about events in Chicago history but social security has become too important an issue not to comment. There are people and groups all around America upset at the course that social security is going. I am really pissed covers it. Alan Simpson, the Senator from Wyoming calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as... Read more »