Aussiegirl

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Introduction I am a naturalized Ukrainian-American, fortunate enough to have been admitted to this great land as an immigrant. My personal history is the spur for this blog. My parents lived through the Ukrainian Genocidal Famine of 1933, survived years of Communist persecution, fled to the West, endured forced labor in Nazi Germany, and following liberation, ended up in Allied internment camps fighting forced repatriation to the Soviet Union under the Yalta Agreement. Their courageous struggle to bring our family to freedom, first to Australia, then to America, and their example of unflinching faithfulness to truth and honor, have left an indelible impression on me. My parents did not save me from Communism and Nazism for me to go gently into dhimmitude or slavery. Hence my passion and my mission to expose threats to freedom and democracy wherever they are found. This blog is a testament to their courage and my small gift to their heroism. ***ADDENDUM*** Aussiegirl, my wife, Helen, passed away on January 13, 2007. I shall continue her blog to allow access to her archives.***David
Interests Politics, threats to freedom, classical music, literature, languages, quantum physics, religion, Ukraine, gardens, cats and others too numerous to mention.
Favorite Movies Lilya 4-Ever, Italian For Beginners, The Conformist, Random Harvest, Now Voyager, Desk Set, All About Eve, Ball of Fire, Enemies a Love Story, The Dead, The Fireman's Ball, Night of the Iguana, A Streetcar Named Desire, Beyond Rangoon
Favorite Music Beethoven, Chopin, Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Bach
Favorite Books Barbara Pym, Modern Physics and Ancient Faith, God and the Big Bang, The Hidden Face of God, God at the Speed of Light, Beethoven's Letters, Beloved Friend The Letters of Tchaikovsky and Nadezhda von Meck, Wild Swans, Grey is the Color of Hope, My Past is Myself