Trivia: Groundhog Day Lasted 38 Days. Kristallnacht Lasted 2 Days.

On buses, trains and park benches, Jews had to sit on seats marked for them. Children at schools were taught specifically anti-Semitic ideas. Jewish school children were openly ridiculed by teachers and the bullying of Jews in the playground by other pupils went unpunished. If the Jewish children responded by not wanting to go to school, then that served a purpose in itself and it also gave the Nazi propagandists a reason to peddle the lie that Jewish children were inherently lazy and could not be bothered to go to school. – historylearningsite.co.uk

On buses, trains and park benches, blacks had to sit on seats marked for them. Children at schools were taught specifically anti-black ideas. Black school children were openly ridiculed by teachers and the bullying of blacks in the playground by other pupils went unpunished. If the black children responded by not wanting to go to school, then that served a purpose in itself and it also gave the propagandists a reason to peddle the lie that black children were inherently lazy and could not be bothered to go to school.

On buses, trains and park benches, the LGBTQ had to sit on seats marked for them. Children at schools were taught specifically anti-LGBTQ ideas. LGBTQ school children were openly ridiculed by teachers and the bullying of LGBTQ in the playground by other pupils went unpunished. If the LGBTQ children responded by not wanting to go to school, then that served a purpose in itself and it also gave the propagandists a reason to peddle the lie that LGBTQ children were inherently lazy and could not be bothered to go to school.

On buses, trains and park benches, immigrants had to sit on seats marked for them. Children at schools were taught specifically anti-immigrant ideas. Immigrant school children were openly ridiculed by teachers and the bullying of immigrants in the playground by other pupils went unpunished. If the immigrant children responded by not wanting to go to school, then that served a purpose in itself and it also gave the propagandists a reason to peddle the lie that immigrant children were inherently lazy and could not be bothered to go to school.

“Bill Murray was bitten by the groundhog twice during shooting. Murray had to have anti-rabies injections because the bites were so severe.” -IMDB.com

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana

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Cole Alpaugh began his newspaper career in the early 1980's at a daily paper on Maryland's Eastern Shore, where he covered everything from bake sales to KKK meetings. He moved on to a paper in Massachusetts to specialize in feature essays, where his stories on a Hispanic youth gang and the life of a Golden Gloves boxer won national awards. His most recent newspaper job was at a large daily in Central New Jersey, where he was given the freedom to pursue more "true life" essays, including award winning pieces on a traveling rodeo, and an in-depth story on an emergency room doctor. The doctor's story ended when the physician brought back to life an elderly woman who'd once been his children's babysitter. The essay was nominated by Gannett News Service for a 1991 Pulitzer Prize. Cole also did work for two Manhattan-based news agencies, covering conflicts in Haiti, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and guerrilla raids conducted out of the refugee camps along the Thai/Cambodia boarder. His work has appeared in dozens of magazines, as well as most newspapers in America. Cole is currently a freelance photographer and writer living in Northeast Pennsylvania, where he spends his afternoons watching his daughter hit fuzzy yellow balls and ski through slalom gates. You can find him online at ColeAlpaugh.com.
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One Response to Trivia: Groundhog Day Lasted 38 Days. Kristallnacht Lasted 2 Days.

  1. Lisa says:

    Immigrant and illegal immigrant, not the same thing
    Having experienced over 50 ILLEGAL immigrants,
    gathered with bricks and broken bottles, waiting fir the
    fight w/ another group, has given me reason to want an
    end to ILLEGAL immigration.
    We all have our own experiences …… L

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