‘Holocaust’: How a US TV series changed Germany

It was big-budget, American TV starring Meryl Streep. And in 1979 the mini-series Holocaust transformed how Germans saw their own history. 

It brought the horrors of Nazi crimes into people’s living rooms and turned the word “Holocaust” into a commonly-used term in the German language. 

This month the drama has been shown again on German TV – and it is as relevant as ever.

Celebs and Families of Kennedys, MLK, and Malcolm X Demand New Investigations into Assassinations

Sixty prominent citizens are marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day by calling for new investigations into the assassinations of 4 men — assassinations that changed the world — John F. KennedyRobert F. KennedyMartin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

The group — The Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) — believes all 4 assassinations were the result of conspiracies that were covered up by the government.

WIKIPEDIA: The Cowsills

The real-life squeaky-clean pop-group The Partridge Family was based upon.

The Cowsills are an American singing group from Newport, Rhode Island, six siblings noted for performing professionally and singing harmonies at an early age, later with their mother.

The band was formed in the spring of 1965 by brothers Bill, Bob, and Barry Cowsill; with their brother John joining shortly thereafter. Originally Bill and Bob played guitar and Barry played the drums. When John learned to play drums and joined the band, Barry began playing bass. After their initial success, the brothers were joined by their siblings Susan and Paul along with their mother, Barbara. A seventh sibling, Bob’s twin brother Richard, was never part of the band during its heyday, although he occasionally appeared with them in later years.

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