Nazi hunters. Simon Wiesenthal.

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The term “Nazi hunter” refers to those who chased and tried to capture and prosecute former SS officers, Nazis and Nazi collaborators accused of war crimes. Today it is well known that it was some kind of network of those who wanted to revenge. Thus many Jewish victims of Holocaust who considered it as their duty to find former Nazis and deliver the justice thus taking the law into their own hands. Once they wanted to poison drinking water to kill six million random citizens of divided Germany. Eye for eye. Six million Germans for six million Jewish victims of Holocaust. It was their main principle and idea. Well, fortunately they failed. At the same time it is just so easy to understand their actions.

One of the most remarkable Nazi-hunter was Simon Wiesenthal (1908-2005). He survived during Austrian Holocaust and after the end of World War II Wiesenthal was eager to revenge as many other Jewish. He was a founder of the Jewish Historical documentation Center in Linz and Vienna where with the help of volunteers and other Nazi hunters he gathered information on former war criminals and future trials.

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The strangest traditions of the world

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People differ from animals in many ways. We create civilizations, we have laws and traditions. Animals have their own rules too, but unlike their rules, our traditions may be impossible or very hard to understand. Here are a few laws or traditions (whatever they call them) that may seem funny, some of them make sense, and some of them don’t. I believe that some of them may be made up, but they will sure make you laugh.

1. In Belgium, if a woman finds out her husband cheated on her, she may pour boiling-hot water on his genitals while he is sleeping. He may do the same to her, if he finds out she cheated on him (Ouch… cheap shot, but you will definitely feel so much better after that!)

2. In China a woman has a right to divorce a man if she doesn’t have orgasm during six months after the wedding (I would give her right to sue him 😀 it’s half a year for crying out loud).

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Modern conceptual art. Performance.

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Arts as a whole have a very long history of development. Starting with the ancient times, people used petroglyphic drawings to express and describe the world around them. Those pics contained the whole philosophy and the wisdom of every event. With the flow of time, the notion of art became broader including not only visual components, but audible ones and even writing. The evolution of art finally lead to what we have now. No, I mean we still have painting, music and books and drama as parts of the artistic world, but they are not as popular as the issue I’m going to discuss here.

Modern conceptual art. What associations do you have when you here these words? I know it’s difficult to define it, but if we believe the open web sources, modern conceptual art is the literary-artistic movement, a part of postmodernism, shaped into an independent discipline in 60s in America and Europe. Too dry an explanation, yeah? By the way, I disagree with it. I believe that modern art doesn’t have any clear definition at all and it’s also a part of the concept it represents, a part of the performance. The last issue is actually the most popular display of conceptual art nowadays.

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