"We have the ability to look people in the eyes and remind them that they are worthy of love."
Katherine Henson (via missericaleigh)
actual german compound nouns:
Staubsauger (vaccuum cleaner, literally “DUST SUCKER”)
Vorhang (curtain, literally “HANGS IN FRONT”)
Wasserkocher (kettle, literally “WATER BOILER”)
AS SOON AS I SAW “HAND ANKLE” (Handgelenk) I KNEW THESE WERE GERMAN TO ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS.
Jane Austen in a letter to Cassandra Austen (15th-17th June 1808)
Jane Austen’s sass affirms so many of my life choices.
I seriously do not understand how people do not flip out over how funny she is.
Wiesław Chrzanowski (20 Dec 1923 – 29 Apr 2012), of the Polish Home Army’s “Anna” Company of the “Gustaw” Battalion, photographed on the balcony of a townhouse in September 1944- and he somehow still managed to look hella handsome even in the midst of the Warsaw Uprising.
He was a part of not one, but two movements of immense historical importance in Poland: During World War II he was a member of the Polish anti-Nazi resistance organization, the Home Army and he fought in the infamous Warsaw Uprising. He finished a law degree at a secret underground university in 1945. Later on in his life, during the second half of the 1970s, he became associated with the opposition to the Soviet communist government in Poland. He helped to draft the statues establishing the Solidarity trade union (Solidarity was a big fucking deal, man) and he was the lawyer which guided the legal registration process of the organization. So all in all, definitely a worthy history crush <3