Romanian gypsy music is a beautiful thing. It has an energy and an honesty to it that flies in the face of political conflicts, prejudices and stereotypes. Taraf de Haidouks, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Mahala Rai Banda - their songs are about love, palinka and poverty. Gypsies often vilified, often ostracised, really own their art form, and through it, their own image. Unlike so many marginal groups in society their music gives them the power to define themselves and their experience in their own words and in their own way. It’s rebellious yet rooted in tradition, raucous yet subtle and often, technically brilliant. The many dichotomies at the heart of gyspy identity are explored and illuminated with every new band, every song.
The prisoner defiantly stares down Heinrich Himmler, Hitler’s right-hand-man, who was responsible for the Holocaust. Greasley’s confrontation with Himmler took place during an inspection of the camp he was confined to. The inmates were ordered to remain seated, but Greasley refused. Horace Greasley also escaped the death camp, but sneaked back in to rescue a German woman whom he had fallen in love with.
this is amazing
Wait it gets better, he escaped from the camp 200 times to meet with the woman he was in love with and returned after every time because there was no other place to go to. He also wrote an autobiography omfg this dude is seriously awesome
why hasnt this got more notes, seriously this guy was in a concerntration camp and all you guys reblog is fluffy chickens
I dont give a fuck what kind of blog i have this will always be in my blog and I better find on my dash again …. This should be the most famous pic on tumblr not a picture of a model… THIS !!!
This is my favourite