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History teacher suspended for comparing Trump to Hitler.

A history teacher in America, identified as Frank Navarro, has been asked to go home after he compared US president-elect, Donald Trump to Nazi dictator, Adolf Hitler, while teaching his students after the election at the Mountain View High School, Bay Area, California.

 

According to the New York Daily News, the 65 year old Navarro, was suspended during the school hours after the school administrative team got a complaint email from one of the students’ parents about the statements he made in the class the previousThursday.

 

Navarro, who has taught at the school for over forty years, told the newspaper that it feels the school’s administration was trying to squash freedom of expression.

 

According to him, “This feels like we’re trying to squash free speech, everything I talk about is factually based.

 

“They can go and check it out. It’s not propaganda or bias if it’s based on hard facts, I had a short lesson paralleling Hitler with Trump when Hitler was running from 1930 to 1933.

 

“Hitler said he would make Germany great again, and Trump said he would make America great again.”

Bastian Schweinsteiger ‘Suing’ Chinese Toy Company Over ‘Nazi’ Doll

The Red Devils midfielder is taking legal action against a Chinese toymaker which has produced a familiar-looking doll of a German WW2 soldier named Bastian

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Bastian Schweinsteiger, what with being ‘treated like a dog’ by Santi Cazorla at the Emirates before being hooked at half-time as Manchester United toiled at CSKA Moscow on Wednesday.

And things have taken a turn for the bizarre for the German World Cup hero after he became embroiled in a row with a toymaker over a ‘Nazi’ doll that’s his spitting image!

According to reports by German daily Bild, Schweinsteiger is suing the Chinese company over the ‘Bastian range’ of dolls, that not only share a name with the 31-year-old but also bear an uncanny resemblance to him.

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Bild is incensed and its frontpage on Tuesday read: “Our football hero Bastian Schweinsteiger as a Nazi soldier!”

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The Chinese maker of ‘Bastian’ described his similarities to the fomer Bayern Munich man as “purely coincidental.” It added: “The figure is a member of a Wehrmacht supply unit, a so-called ‘kitchen boy’.”

‘Bastian’ – the doll, not the player – has a swastika-bearing eagle on his uniform and one of the dolls wears the medal ribbon given to soldiers who took part in the doomed Russian winter offensive in 1941.

A Dutch firm, DiD, was contracted to distribute the dolls in Europe for £65 a pop but their plans may be scuppered by Schweinsteiger’s lawyers.

DiD representative Patrick Chan told Bild: “We offer no figures based on the football. The resemblance is purely coincidental. The figure is based on a typical German. We believe most Germans look like this. Bastian is a common name in Germany.”


 

Austrian Nazi Resistance Heroine Dies Aged 95

Irma Schwager, an Austrian heroine of the anti-Nazi resistance, has died aged 95, Austria’s communist party said Monday.

Born into a Jewish family in Vienna in 1920, Schwager fled Austria after the 1938 “annexation” and ended up in occupied France working with the resistance.

The young woman’s highly dangerous job was to chat up German soldiers stationed in France and try to turn them against the Nazis.

Several others doing the same were arrested and sent to Auschwitz and other camps, and Schwager had some narrow escapes including when the Gestapo raided her Paris flat.

“I don’t remember ever being afraid. The unfortunate ones who just hid ended up being deported anyway,” Schwager told Austrian magazine Profil this year.

She returned to Vienna in 1945 to discover that almost all her entire family had been murdered. Her sick father had been even carried out of their home in his chair.

Schwager remained a committed communist all her life — she was honorary president of the Austrian Communist Party — and campaigned tirelessly for women’s rights.

She remained active until the end, making a speech this January in Vienna during commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Watercolor by Hitler up for Auction

A 1914 watercolor by Adolf Hitler to be auctioned on Saturday could fetch up to 50,000 euros ($62,685) given strong global interest, a German auction house chief said on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

Auctioneer Kathrin Weidler said the painting entitled “Standesamt und Altes Rathaus Muenchen” (Civil Registry Office and Old Town Hall of Munich) is one of about 2,000 works Hitler painted from about 1905 to 1920 as a struggling young artist.

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Camden and I, Reunited

Hi everyone, I’m not sure if you remember the post I made when I first visited Camden. Well, I remember that day, especially because I got pretty awesome compliments. A lot of people seemed to love those pictures and I was glad because it was my first time in Camden and I initially didn’t feel as if I had done my best.

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m always with my camera or I’m somewhere reading something about photography. I’ve been reading a book about street photography, as I wish to specialise in this area of photography. I got some useful tips and I couldn’t wait to try out them out, so I visited Camden again in the hope that I would end up with better results.

I used a 70-300mm lens for most of the pictures and I absolutely loved it. I started street photography with my 50mm lens and I personally think it’s important to start with a prime lens, as you learn so much more about composition and framing because you can decide what things are necessary in the shot and you can also eliminate unnecessary things. It teaches you to get close to your subject in order to get a great shot. I think I’m at the stage where I understand composition and framing fairly well and I hope to invest in a zoom lens in the near future.

I absolutely enjoyed visiting Camden again. I might go there regularly, as there’s always something going on and they have awesome Chinese food. I think the pictures I got this time are quite interesting and I hope you think so too. Enjoy!

My history-obsessed sister thinks he looks like Hitler, without the moustache.

What an amazing job, right?

I absolutely adore her. She came up to me later and asked if she could take a picture. Then she said “Don’t worry, I’m not going to run away with your camera.” I agreed and I asked her if I could get a picture of her as well and she ran away laughing.
If only she knew I already got a shot of her.

He noticed me with my camera and I guess he wanted to show off his skills.

I’ve always wanted to get a picture like this. Using a 70-300mm lens made it possible.

He was flirting with every girl around. When I walked past he winked and said, “Wagwan baby girl?” I laughed and asked him for a picture. I think he really enjoyed posing.

I’ll end this post with pictures of my friend, Comfort. She was born and raised in Kenya and she will be representing her homeland next month in the competition, Miss Nubian UK. She is absolutely beautiful and her smile is amazing. She has a great face and I hope to do a photoshoot with her soon.