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Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.

"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 

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As of August 18th, 2014: I need a little help, Tumblr. As you know, I had to make an emergency flight home last week because my surrogate family found out Pops had Stage 4 Prostate Cancer. And we’re doing everything to improve the quality of life.

We found out we don’t need to do chemo, but can put him on a type of hormone therapy to delay the outcome and to make it less painful. But because of this, Hospice will be removing the hospital bed in the home. Hospice was already aware, prior to official diagnosis, that we would be seeking any treatment to improve quality and quantity of life. But they came on their own volition anyways, bringing a much needed hospital bed into the home. Now after two weeks, and news that we are indeed seeking treatment… they are removing the bed and stopping services.

He cannot climb stairs. He cannot sleep on a couch. He cannot sleep on the twin bed we have in the dining room for him. I’m not asking for money, I’m asking for a contact that I can speak to about bringing in another hospital bed that won’t be taken away or cost more than finances can bear. I already made calls to people I know who might be able to track down a hospital bed, but I need every ounce of help I can get.

Please reblog. Get me someone who can help my family. They took me in after my own father died from cancer 13 years ago. They’ve been a part of my life over 20 years. And I am doing everything I can to make things right for them during the hardest part of their lives. Help me give them one less thing to worry about.

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Cincinnati Bengals fan? Or an actual Bengal?

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The Soviet Invasion of Manchuria, Part V —- Surrender

In case you missed: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV

After the initial invasion of Manchuria, Soviet forces made short work of the Kwantung Army’s first line of defense.  As per plan, the Kwantung Army withdrew to the interior of Manchuria to make their last stand.  In the meantime Soviet forces stormed into Manchuria, capturing key cities and industrial complexes across the country.  In addition, Soviet forces also invaded other Japanese held territories, such as Inner Mongolia, Korea, the Kuril Islands, and Sakhalin.

In the meantime, events were underway that would bring an eventual end to the war.  On August 6th, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped by the Americans on Hiroshima, almost completely incinerating the city.  Three days later another was dropped on Nagasaki.  Among many in the Japanese government, there was talking of accepting American unconditional surrender.  A few days later, news of the Kwantung Army’s defeat in Manchuria pushed the government even further in the directions of surrender.  On August 14th, Emperor Hirohito intervened and declared an end to the war.  Although the Emperor had little official power, most refused to ignore the will of the Emperor, who was considered an earthly god.

In Manchuria the order to surrender wasn’t fully transmitted to all units of the Kwantung Army at once.  Many Japanese soldiers surrendered, however many more continued fighting, either not receiving the order, ignoring it, or misinterpreting its vague message.  Soviet forces continued their advance, simply maneuvering around Japanese units that continued to resist while capturing important cities such a Mukhden, Qiqihar, and Changchun.  

On August 18th, the Kwantung Army officially stood down and surrendered to the Red Army.  The last Japanese forces surrendered to the Soviets on August 25th.  Overnight, the entire Kwantung Army became POW’s of the Soviet Union, altogether around 640,000 men.  Soviet forces were heavy considering the operation only involved about a weeks worth of combat.  Around 10,000 Soviets were killed in action during the campaign, as well as another 25,000 wounded.  Japanese casualties, however, were disastrous, with almost 90,000 dead by the end of the invasion.

After World War II Soviet and American tensions grew as the Cold War came into full swing.  Among the many bones of contention in the area were the division of Korea, the Soviet occupation of Japanese territories in Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, and the Soviet Union’s support for Maoist guerrillas in China.  The Soviet occupation of Manchuria lasted until May 3rd, 1946.