AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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7/17/09

HE SAID, SHE SAID...A Woman In Berlin: Blurring The Lines Between Film And Journalism



SHE SAID...

...the official record indicates that historians are in agreement that, contrary to what is professed in this film, there were no orders from Soviet commanders in 1945 to engage in mass rape. While in this current direction within Germany to switch up their national perspective from historical remorse to indignation, there is a not necessarily coincidental simultaneous campaign in European countries, to embark on a neo-red scare in order to officially outlaw communist parties, in the face of a current resurgence in their popularity there. No insignificant factor, whether in movies or journalism...

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HE SAID...

By Gerald Wright

I did not confuse or associate this film with The Diary of Anne Frank, which is a harrowing story of a holocaust victim. A Woman In Berlin, is also a harrowing story that shows depraved indifference to people. However, governments, politicians and soldiers fight the wars, not civilians. War has its collateral damage; however, atrocities against civilians are unforgivable...

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Gerald Wright
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