FRANK Bright was 15 when he was sent to Auschwitz with his mother and vividly remembers the last time he saw her, before watching her ashes fill the sky with smoke. It was in that moment the now 90-year-old Holocaust survivor understood he would never see her again. He told the BBC's landmark documentary The Last Survivors: "I remember standing there and thinking 'Which of the flames is my mother?'" Frank is one of a few left behind who witnessed one of history's worst atrocities first-hand. Six million Jews, millions of gypsies, Russians and prisoners of war died in Hitler's death camps between 1941 and 1945. With the last witnesses to the slaughter now dying out, the BBC documentary spent 12 months following the few survivors living in Britain today, now in their 80s and 90s. Red for dead Frank has kept a photo of his German classmates who he has painstakingly tried to "bring back into memory" - with some circled in red and some in blue. He said: "I call it red for dead, which is … [Read more...] about ‘I watched and wondered which of the flames was my mother as they burned the bodies from the gas chamber’
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HUFFPOST PERSONAL 01/17/2019 09:00 am ET Dr. Anthony PerreGuest Writer Now that I’ve been through cancer, my life seems to be full of clichés. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. There’s no time like the present. And especially pertinent for me, never judge another until you walk a mile in his shoes. I know now that these aren’t just clever sayings ― they’re wonderfully true and full of life lessons. But, let me back up. I practiced outpatient and inpatient medicine at a community hospital for nine years. As I prepared to make the switch in the late 2000s to Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) — where I would focus solely on oncology patients by running their hospitalist program — I felt as close to being an expert as one can get in terms of my knowledge and practice of internal medicine and confident that I had a strong understanding of applying my expertise in the cancer arena. I had the roadmap for … [Read more...] about As A Doctor, I Thought I Knew Cancer Inside And Out. Then I Found Out I Had It.
0 Have your say A WOMAN who had a shock diagnosis after a breast scan, is urging others to attend for routine screening, after a new report revealed almost 30 per cent of women do not accept the invitation. Catherine Meeson, 61, of Hyde Park, Leeds, always used to examine her own breasts, and thought she did not need the routine check. She said: “That mammogram probably saved my life. I always self-examined and felt quite confident that I couldn’t feel any changes, so assumed I was clear.“I still cringe when I think about how I postponed it for a month, because I'd just started a new job.Catherine was called back for another examination and then diagnosed with invasive HER2-positive breast cancer.She went on to have a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, then a course of Herceptin. “The diagnosis was a shock. Self-examination was simply not enough. The doctors said it was certainly the mammogram that caught it in time,” she … [Read more...] about Leeds cancer survivor urges others to attend routine checks after decline in take up
Chicago's top prosecutor is asking possible alleged victims of sexual assault or domestic violence by singer R. Kelly to come forward after the "deeply, deeply disturbing" allegations outlined in the Lifetime docu-series "Surviving R. Kelly." "In order to have an investigation ... we have to have victims and witnesses who are willing to come forth with whatever information that they have," said Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx. "I'm here today to encourage victims of sexual assault or domestic violence related to these allegations to please get in touch with our office," Foxx said at a press conference Tuesday.The docu-series, which aired on Lifetime last week, features 50 interviews, including accuser Jerhonda Pace; the parents of one of Kelly's alleged victims; Kelly's ex-wife, Andrea Kelly; ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones and brothers Carey and Bruce Kelly.Foxx said she has seen some of the docu-series, CBS Chicago reports."I was sickened," she said. "I was sickened by the … [Read more...] about “Surviving R. Kelly”: Chicago State’s Attorney asks for alleged victims to come forward about R. Kelly
Katie Mettler, The Washington Post Published 2:52 pm PST, Monday, December 31, 2018 A year ago, stand-up comic Louis C.K. confirmed that sexual misconduct accusations made against him, which included incidents in which he masturbated in front of female colleagues, were "true." Then, he said he was going to disappear for a while. "I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want," C.K. said in response to a New York Times investigation into the matter. "I will now step back and take a long time to listen." In a new, crude stand-up routine recorded at a Long Island comedy club in December, which leaked online over the weekend, C.K. explains what he did during that long listening window. He fled New York, which he now hates, and did some traveling in small U.S. towns, which he said made him uncomfortable. C.K. lost money, he said, a lot of money -$35 million in one day. Then he went to France "because I thought I should leave the nation," he said. … [Read more...] about Louis C.K. mocks Parkland survivors and transgender people in stand-up set