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  • Amsterdam to name bridge for WWII savior of 350 Jewish children

    August 14, 2012 | 11:30 am

    The City of Amsterdam will name one of its last remaining nameless bridges for Pieter Meerburg, who saved 350 Jewish children during the Holocaust.

    Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and other dignitaries are scheduled to christen bridge 234 the Pieter Meerburg Bridge on Sept. 2....

  • Veterans Day and the true horror of ‘weapons of mass destruction’

    By The Web Guy

    November 11, 2008 | 5:28 pm

    Veterans Day—the observance formerly known as WWI Armistice Day—is a good day to look back at the First World War, when chemical weapons (including mustard gas) were a regular part of the arsenals of the combatants.

    Their use generated such revulsion that they were banned by the...