Paris, U2 and us

Here’s a quick summation of our trip to Paris during the week. We stayed in the Pigalle district, which turned out to be better than expected. The area is full of sex shops and other dens of whatever you’re having yourself, but also terrific cafes, bars and restaurants. Day one we arrived in late afternoon, so after a quick drink in a local bar, we … Continue reading Paris, U2 and us

A chilling visit to Dachau

It’s hard to believe that today, despite the overwhelming evidence, some people still deny the existence of the Holocaust when six million Jews were killed as part of the Nazi extermination policy. I have, over the years, read countless books on World War 2, especially about the conflict itself; but later I studied the rise of the Nazis, its policies, and anti-Jewish programmes. It made … Continue reading A chilling visit to Dachau