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Historical Information

Here is a thread for discussing the historical information in the book.
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Re: Historical Information

Great idea, Fozzie (Laura).

Thanks. Bentley
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Re: Sarajevo - page 13

I was moved by this descriptive quote on page 13:

We passed an apartment block that looked like the dollhouse I'd had as a girl, where the entire front wall lifted off to reveal the rooms within. In this block, the wall had been peeled away by an explosion. But like my dollhouse, the exposed rooms were furnished. As we sped by, I realized that people were somehow still living there, their only protection a few sheets of plastic billowing in the wind. But they'd done their laundry.

Wow! The juxtaposition of everyday life against the ruin of the building was striking.
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Re: Bascarsija - page 25

Here are some links with pictures of Bascarsija, the historic area of Sarajevo:

http://www.vthawaii.com/EXTRA/Sarajevo/Bascarsija.html

http://www.drewsullivan.com/photopage/photo_sj.htm
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Re: Mezuzah - Term on page 47

Here is a link about the term mezuzah:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mezuzah
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Re: Ladino language - page 49

Here is a link explaining the evolution of the Ladino language and a couple of sound clips of people speaking the language. It is very close to Spanish, but just different enough to confuse me!

http://www.sephardicstudies.org/quickladino.html
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Re: Klimt - page 108

Here is a link with an overview of Klimt's works and pictures of paintings:

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/klimt/
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Re: Mayerling Incident - page 110

Here is a link to an article on the Mayerling incident:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mayerling_Incident
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Re: Historical Information

Thanks for the wonderful links, Laura! They're really interesting to follow.
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Thanks for all the sites, Laura. The photos of town help alot and gives me a sense of place.

Check out this site if any of you are like me and learning about the Sarajevo Haggadah for the first time. www.haggadah.ba

Message Edited by Carmenere_lady on 02-04-2008 07:49 PM
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Carmenere_lady wrote:
Check out this site if any of you are like me and learning about the Sarajevo Haggadah for the first time. www.haggadah.ba





Great site! I want to spend more time with it. I didn't realize there was a specific Sarajevo Haggadah, believe it or not. I assumed there were many haggadahs, and this was a story about a made up one.
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Photo of one of the pages from the Haggadah - Yale Library Photo Exhibit

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Restoration of the Haggadah

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Re: Video with Brooks herself

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Great little video with Brooks herself - possible spoiler but not much

http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1370835085&channel=86240652

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Re: Restoration of the Haggadah



bentley wrote:
http://www.baptiststandard.com/2003/1_13/pages/haggadah.html



Great to see a book restorer in action!
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Re: Zanni Mask - Page 171

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zanni

Kind of scary!
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Re: Pulcinella Mask - page 174

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulcinella
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Re: Berber - page 282

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berber_people
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Re: Shocking Quote - Page 330

"I think, also, about the person whose skin is stretched across the lamp shade."

Horror! Just when I thought I had heard or read every imaginable thing from the Holocaust...
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Re: Aboriginal seasons - page 339

http://www.environment.gov.au/parks/kakadu/artculture/seasons.html
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