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Nothing to see here? Hospital in the Rock Museum, Budapest
Museums / travel

Nothing to see here? Hospital in the Rock Museum, Budapest

The Sziklakórház Múzeum, or Hospital in the Rock Museum, is part of the Castle Hills caves network. During WWII, fortified caves under Hungary’s Buda Castle transformed into a secret surgical hospital, and later, a vast fallout shelter. Fortunately, Cold War era fears of nuclear annihilation were never realized, and the museum opened as a public attraction … Continue reading

Riots, riots, riots
Hands on / riots

Riots, riots, riots

Primary source of the moment – a 1943 memo from Thurgood Marshall requesting direction from NAACP Executive Secretary Walter White regarding a marked increase in the number of violence racial conflicts at military sites. Like many academic types I spend my summers conducting research and writing, and I’m currently trying to puzzle out what more … Continue reading