Tag: Russia

Talking Sense About Ukraine

Lots of sound and fury about Ukraine, with a pre-war atmosphere to it. Political posturing setting new heights of ridicule and hypocrisy. Tons of garbage in the press. Among the clearer, more rational voices is this piece from the Guardian by Seumas Milne: Diplomatic pronouncements are renowned for hypocrisy and double standards. But western denunciations …

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About My Father (3)

(Continued from About my Father (2)) The ink was hardly dry on Albrecht’s BK ordination certificate when the official church got wind of it and took steps to prevent a repetition.  In a letter dated May 7, 1941, while Albrecht’s regiment was nearing the Soviet border, the then president of the Konsistoriat in Düsseldorf, the …

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About My Father (2)

(Continued from About My Father (1)) Those “trials by fire” were not far off.  After a year of study in Basel, in 1938 Albrecht returned to Germany.  He spent approximately a month in Berlin, finishing his theological studies.  In early summer of 1938 Albrecht spent  almost a month traveling in the UK, visiting London and …

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About My Father (1)

Growing up as a bomb baby in Germany, as I did, it was common not to have a living father.  About 2.5 million German children lost their fathers in World War II.  Source.  In my case, my father lost his life two months before I was born, so we never knew one another. From my …

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