Now the tennis is finished I can get back to my latest purchase. Michel Benham, a Palestinian Arab I met during our last stay in Jerusalem in June/July 2017, introduced me to the impressive research of Tom Segev, an Israeli historian, author and former Haaretz journalist. He is described as being associated with Israel's New Historians, a group challenging many of the country's traditional narratives. His books include The Seventh Million and The Israelis and the Holocaust.
One in six of the Jews killed in the war died at Auschwitz as part of Hitler's Final Solution. Between 1942 and 1945 Jewish people were brought into the camp from across Europe by train and then massacred in gas chambers. An estimated six million were murdered in total. May the world never forget.
It’s not a random pile of driftwood. Some years ago, frustrated with overgrown scrub hiding the Gerroa National Park sign from beach walkers, who use it as a turning point, I erected this important edifice. It stands 1.8 kms south of the Crooked River pedestrian bridge. Grateful walkers have added thongs, foam cups, bottles, seaweed and other waste. Its beauty is now eclipsed by the latest addition - a woman’s skirt, which flutters freely in the breeze. I’ve always wanted to