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Warsaw Dispatch: Your Place?

My Polish residency officially expired yesterday, and I mourn its passing. Nevermind that my non-renewal of this residency status was due to pressing US concerns and according to original plan.

Announcing the 2014-2015 MQR Blog Crew

MQR thanks our readers for helping to spread the word about the 2014-2015 blog contributor application process, and we thank all who applied for sharing your ideas and work with us. We are pleased to announce a wonderful line-up of returning and new contributors. Covering a diverse range of interests, occupations, preoccupations, and geographies, MQR’s 2014-2015 Blog Crew: Gina Balibrera, Kaveh Bassiri, Mary Camille Beckman, Ashley David, Leah Falk, Jeremy Allan Hawkins, Kevin Haworth, Robert Sparrow Jones, Oksana Lutsyshyna, Airea Dee Matthews, Eric McDowell, Paula Mendoza, Elizabeth Schmuhl, Claire Skinner, Ann Marie Thornburg, Zoe Tuck, and Lillian Yi.

Warsaw Dispatch: On Daffodils

To commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Jewish Ghetto Uprising on April 19th, the daffodil was invoked to transform the yellow badge Jews were required to wear during the Nazi occupation into a symbol to “ express your respect and memory of the heroes from the Warsaw Ghetto.”