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History for the Forgetful

Leila and Tristan sat next to one another in history class. Tristan became a history teacher. Leila forgot. Everything. Join us as Leila asks Tristan questions about the past, and Tristan does his darndest to get her to remember. Anything. 

New episodes on the 1st of every month.

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May 1, 2016

 

Tristan and Leila explore the horrors of the early 20th century, and meet humanity's best answer to its very worst. It's not...hilarious.

Witold Pilecki, after the escape.

Episode 19, in which Leila discovers:

- Baltic geography.

- the history of the Polish scouting movement.

- the triumphant peaks and depraved chasms of recorded human experience. This one gets a bit heavier as it goes along.

And in which Tristan:

- is present.

Witold Pilecki (1901 - 1948)

As a young cavalry officer (~1920)

With wife and son (1932)

Induction at Auschwitz (1940)

Captured by Soviets (1947)

Trial (1948)

 

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