zaterdag, maart 31, 2018

erf goed

Een geschiedenis en een tel raam : werelderfgoed

donderdag, maart 30, 2017

hik brik brouw

"History never really says goodbye, history says see you later."

Personal Bill of Rights 

I have the right to be heard
I have the right to be respected
I have the right to accept and own my own power
I have the right to not disclose unless I am comfortable
I have the right to feel my emotions
I have the right to say no
I have the right to challenge the status quo
I have the right to ask questions
I have the right to be me
I have the right to own my own ideas
I have the right to my values and beliefs
I have the right to laugh

Dr. Alicia A. Dunlop, Toronto

dinsdag, maart 21, 2017

Say cheese; de prijs van de aardappel in de Amsterdamse grachten


haring scholen "History never really says goodbye, history says see you later."

Eduardo Galeano

vergeet u de zeehondjes niet

en gelachen dat ze hebben....

20 -3- 2017

Mr Callaghan asked Mr Zamolo: "Did it occur to you that any of the boys might not have found it funny at all, but might have felt compelled to go along with it?"

Warning: this story contains language and information that may be distressing to some readers.

Mocht dat niet het geval zijn wordt U dringend verzocht  zich op het ochtendspreekuur van Uw basisarts te melden. 

"[...]The royal commission heard Mr Zamolo's employment as a youth justice officer at Don Dale was ultimately terminated, but for reasons not related to any of the incidents he filmed.
Mr Zamolo said he valued the job, and at various times he had raised concerns about conditions for children in the Behavioural Management Unit (BMU).
He described the BMU as a facility that "just stank of filth and rubbish", and said running water was sometimes turned off.

He said he feared children were being "psychologically scarred" by their experiences inside the BMU, such as not knowing how long they would be kept in isolation.
[...] "

Conclussie: Mr. Zamolo leest vast geen Nederlands.
Met de vraag van George Pell: zie ik eruit als een vrachtwagenchauffeur?
had ie niet weggekomen, maar die vraag van een voormalig Maastrichter pastoor die een voormalig broeder was kwam kennelijk niet bij hem op

zaterdag, maart 18, 2017

donderdag, maart 16, 2017

"Indeed, in the event a new trial is ordered, it is important that the prospective witnesses wait as little as possible " Justice Neil Sharkey


A Nunavut judge has overturned a decision by Nunavut’s legal services office that denied legal aid funding to ex-priest Eric Dejeager, clearing the way for Dejaeger to appeal some of his sex crime convictions.

Justice Neil Sharkey ordered that a lawyer be appointed to represent Dejeager after hearing submissions from Dejeager and the Crown March 15 at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit.

Horrific sex crimes were revisited at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit Jan. 19 to 22 as victim impact statements were presented at the sentencing hearing for convicted child molester and former Oblate priest Eric Dejaeger.

Convicted child molester and former Oblate priest Eric Dejaeger arrives at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit Jan. 20 to attend a four-day sentencing hearing where the court heard victim impact statements from the adults he abused when they were children. - Casey Lessard/NNSL photo
All 32 convictions, dated Dec. 8, 2014 - including indecent assault, sexual assault, unlawful sexual intercourse, buggery and bestiality - are related to sex crimes committed against Inuit children and youth between four and 20 years of age in Iglulik between 1978 and 1982.

Eighteen victim impact statements were presented, some read into the record by Crown prosecutor Barry Nordin, some by support people and some passed on to Justice Robert Kilpatrick, after several victims chose not to have their pain revisited out loud.

All victims shared the immense, irreparable and painful losses Dejaeger's sex crimes against them as children caused in their lives.

The impact of the crimes included loss of a relationship with God and a spiritual life, loss of relationships with parents who didn't believe them, loss of trusting relationships with partners and children who would bear the brunt of their anger and depression, loss of the ability to cope with memories, and nightmares that drove them to use alcohol, drugs and other substances.

Suicide attempts and the desire to die are common among the victims, it was revealed in the courtroom, where sobbing, wailing and other pained utterances were heard continuously over four days.

Statements indicated how the horror of their childhoods had an impact on the victims' own children.

Tien jaar en acht maanden cel voor Aydin C.


woensdag, maart 15, 2017

dinsdag, maart 14, 2017

Judge adjourns case of man who believes his sister died in Tuam

Irish Times

Peter Mulryan seeks Tusla records to see if his baby sister died at Bon Secours home

An application by a man seeking information about his infant sister, who is believed to have died in the Tuam Mother and Baby Home, has been adjourned at the High Court for a further week.
Peter Mulryan (73), of Derrymullen, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, whose sister Marian Bridget Mulryan is believed to be among 796 children recorded as having died at the home, has initiated proceedings against Tusla aimed at getting any information that may exist about her.
A Marian Bridget Mulryan is recorded as having died in February 1955, nine months after she was born at the home.
Mr Mulryan went to the Tuam home with his mother just days after his birth in July 1944. His mother later appeared to have gone to a Magdalene institution and he was fostered out at the age of four.
Mr Mulryan, represented by Deirdre O’Donohoe BL, is arguing that the records are unreliable and he wants Tusla to carry out a forensic examination of material concerning the home to establish what happened to his sister.


Tusla has said it has given Mr Mulryan any material it is aware of and has also made the records held by it available to the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. The commission recently confirmed “significant” amounts of human remains were found on the site of the Tuam home.
The matter has been before Mr Justice Richard Humphreys a number of times and adjourned for reasons including a direction from the judge to Tusla to write to the Bon Secours order, which operated the home, asking if it held any burial records.
In a reply to Tusla, the order said it was unaware of any burial records being maintained and also said any information held by it concerning the Tuam home had been passed to the commission.
On Monday, Tusla, represented by Mary Phelan BL, reiterated that it would facilitate an inspection by Mr Mulryan of the material in its possession, including documents scanned by the commission.
The judge said he was considering how best to proceed, including whether there should be a “telescoped” hearing where the application for leave for the judicial review would be merged into a full hearing.
He again adjourned the matter to allow Mr Mulryan’s side to consider if they wished to make amendments to the statement of grounds.

A solicitor for an elderly man, who is "extremely ill" with cancer, has asked the High Court to help him find out what happened to his baby sister after she was born at St Mary's mother and baby home in Tuam.

Marian Bridget Mulryan is believed to be among almost 800 children recorded as having died at the home between 1925 - 1961.

Her brother, Peter Mulryan is extremely anxious to get whatever records exist concerning her, the court heard.

A solicitor for an elderly man, who is "extremely ill" with cancer, has asked the High Court to help him find out what happened to his baby sister after she was born at St Mary's mother and baby home in Tuam.

Marian Bridget Mulryan is believed to be among almost 800 children recorded as having died at the home between 1925 - 1961.

Her brother, Peter Mulryan is extremely anxious to get whatever records exist concerning her, the court heard.

Mr Mulryan, 73, was too unwell to come to court, but his solicitor Kevin Higgins said he wanted Tusla to look at the material it had and see what happened to the little girl.

Mr Higgins said he wanted to know "did she die, was she trafficked or is she buried in the pit."

Mr Mulryan wants permission from the High Court to bring a legal challenge against Tusla, aimed at getting information from them about his sister.

The court heard she was recorded as having died in February 1955, nine months after her birth at the home.

Tusla said it had given Mr Mulryan any information it was aware of.

And it said it would facilitate inspection by Mr Mulryan of the material in its possession.

But Mr Higgins said Mr Mulryan was too unwell to inspect the material offered, the inspection offers were inadequate and the material held by Tusla should be forensically examined and catalogued with any relevant information given to his client.

The application has been adjourned a number of times to clarify exactly what orders were being sought on behalf of Mr Mulryan.

Mr Justice Richard Humphreys said the legal grounds for the challenge were "a bit thin".

The case was adjourned for a week to allow Mr Higgins to prepare further documents.

maandag, maart 13, 2017

Daderot, own work 

Irish Central

The parish priest came for Delia Mulryan one dark winter’s night in 1944 in the little west of Ireland parish. Delia was seven months pregnant, the baby was created out of wedlock, 
It was a time before many automobiles in rural Ireland and dirt roads. The priest had an old fashioned bicycle with a crossbar on it.[...]


Irish Times
‘Possible interference’ with birth certs at Tuam and Cork homes

Paper for HSE says deaths recorded at Cork home saw big fall with adoption legislation

Possible interference with birth and death certification at mother and baby homes in Tuam, Co Galway, and in Cork was highlighted as requiring further investigation in official HSE correspondence over four years ago.
A draft briefing paper for senior HSE management in October 2012, marked strictly confidential, noted that deaths recorded at the Bessboro mother and baby home in Cork dropped “dramatically” in 1950 with the introduction of adoption legislation.
“This...may point to babies being identified for adoption, principally to the USA, but have been recorded as infant deaths in Ireland and notified to the parents accordingly,” it said.
It added that further detailed study was required before this theory could be proven or disproven.
“The mother and baby home in Tuam was similarly involved with the provision of babies to the American adoptive market,” the memo said, and “there are letters from senior Church authorities asking for babies to be identified” for the US.
In both homes, the document added, there were issues of concern in relation to “medical care, accounting irregularities, and possible interference with birth and death certification which requires further investigation”.
“Children, if not mothers, who passed through these systems are likely to be still alive, and at the very least any knowledge of their histories should be fully investigated and made available to them if they so choose. While some time has passed, the possibility that illegal actions took place requires further investigation.”
Independent Galway West TD Catherine Connolly, who obtained the document, questioned whether the government and senior HSE management initiated an investigation when the research in the briefing paper came to light.
She said it was not clear if the document had come to the attention of the ongoing Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes.

Death certificates

Local historian Catherine Corless told The Irish Times it was “quite possible” that death certificates for Tuam were falsified, and that some of the almost 800 infants recorded as having died there may have been sent for adoption.
The briefing paper also refers to an element of “coercion” where women were forced to stay with their babies until well past the point that they were fit for discharge.
“During this time parents were charged with the upkeep of their children, but it appears now that adoptive parents were also charged for the upkeep of the same baby.”
In Bessboro a practice of recording more than one date for discharge of the mother – the first being geographical discharge, the second being removal from books – took place when the home was still receiving monies from central government for upkeep of the mother and infant despite the mother having left.
The memo, which was prepared by HSE staff during the McAleese inquiry into the Magdalene laundries, said women were “freely transferred” between county homes, unions, industrial schools, orphanages and psychiatric hospitals. It says the reasons behind this “institutional diaspora” are unknown.

wiki own work Daderot

zondag, maart 12, 2017

Zadkine college


H.M. van Randwijk
18- 2- 1956

zaterdag, maart 11, 2017

Enda Kenny has said he wants to deal with the dark legacies of our past but following his statements this week, he’s still way off the mark, writes 

Sinead Pembroke.

11-3- 2017
Last  Tuesday in Leader’s questions, Enda Kenny said, “no nuns broke into our homes to kidnap our children. We gave them up to what we convinced ourselves was the nuns’ care”.

After numerous reports since the 90s, after the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, the McAleese Report, and the subsequent redress schemes, this is what the Taoiseach had to contribute around the deplorable events that are being uncovered.
The Taoiseach and various other high profile government politicians have made similar remarks in relation to the financial crisis, and the subsequent recession in Ireland, that it was our fault that we partied too hard.
Here, we have it all over again: it’s our fault that children were incarcerated in these institutions.

Revisionism of our horrible history
Not only is this statement a complete revisionism of our very recent murky history of institutionalised welfare, but it completely lets the Catholic Church and the state off the hook.
Actually, they, (along with the state), did kidnap our children. Parents did not send their children to industrial schools because they wanted to; parents sent them there either because a court compelled them to, or because they had no choice, (as the state’s policy was to give child payments to the Religious Orders rather than directly to the parents).
I am the daughter of a survivor of a Christian Brother institution, and my grandmother certainly did not have my father sent to these institutions at will; in her case she was a widow who couldn’t afford to keep her children.
The same can be said for children born in Mother and Baby Homes.

Having interviewed people who were incarcerated in Magdalene Laundries, industrial schools and Mother and Baby Homes for numerous research projects, not only were these institutions intimately intertwined, but mothers who gave birth in these horrific places, (usually due to the fact they had no financial or familial support), had to give up their children unwillingly.
Not only were their children taken away from them, they were sold off to be adopted in places like the US, and many of the women ended up in Magdalene Laundries after they spent 18 months or so looking after the baby they were not allowed to keep.

Government must admit to legacy of Church-state relationship
Enda Kenny also said he wanted to be the Taoiseach to “once and for all deal with the sad legacies of the past”. With statements like the above, he is so far off from this.
Ultimately until he and other government politicians can admit to the deplorable legacy of the relationship between the Church and the political elite in Ireland, he will never fully deal with this.
What he didn’t say was that women were incarcerated in Magdalene Laundries or forced to give birth in Mother and Baby Homes because of the Catholic Church’s morals and values around sex and sexuality.
What he didn’t say was that children were incarcerated in industrial and reformatory schools because this was the Catholic Church (and the state’s response) to child welfare in Ireland, and the terms for sentencing a child to one of these institutions were widened in order to provide a continuous flow of children (and funding) for these institutions.
And this is the problem with inquiries conducted in a piecemeal fashion; they do not allow us to see the bigger picture.
We need to keep exposing the Church and state’s role in this system of abuse because it is only by doing this will we see an end to Catholic control, in legislation that controls women’s bodies, and in the domains of education and welfare.

Sinead Pembroke lives and works in Dublin as a researcher in TASC (Think-Tank for Action on Social Change).

Past and Present; After such knowledge, what forgiveness?

The Irish Times Vieuw   
It has been a harrowing week. The images that haunt us are of the bodies of hundreds of babies and toddlers buried in a dishonoured grave in the mother and baby home in Tuam , of “Grace” and other children with disabilities suffering years of abuse in a so-called foster home in the southeast, of three beautiful little children and a young mother consumed in an accidental blaze at a facility for victims of domestic violence in Dublin.

Each of these stories is distressing enough in itself. Coming at the same time, though, they are even more disturbing. For they strip away a layer of illusion with which we have comforted ourselves when confronted with dark truths about our society's appalling treatment of vulnerable and marginalised children: that was then, this is now. We can no longer assure ourselves that all the horror is in the past and that we live in an entirely new Ireland.

In some respects, we have no right to be shocked by the Tuam story. It is, of course, appalling to think of all of those lovely human beings who did not matter enough during their short lives to be given proper care and who did not matter enough in death to be given a decent burial, even by a church that pretended to believe that every individual was equal in the sight of God and that every life was sacred. But the mother and baby homes were not a secret, and they were not isolated institutions. On the contrary, they were part of what we must acknowledge as a massive system of coercive confinement to which Irish society consigned its unwanted people, its human set-aside.

An empire of repression 

The mother and baby home in Tuam was part of an empire of repression that had highly visible outposts in every major Irish town, encompassing industrial schools, Magdalene laundries and mental hospitals. The Catholic Church bears an enormous responsibility for the systematic cruelty and at times the savage violence of much of this system. It promulgated and imposed a twisted idea of sexuality that used shame as a weapon of power and used women and their children as the living exemplars of that shame. The church has never fully faced up to the consequences of this distortion. That it has contributed just €192 million of the €1.5 billion cost so far of the redress scheme for victims of institutional abuse speaks for itself.

But it is a cop-out to see the church as the only root of all this evil. The mental hospitals that were such a vast aspect of the system of repression were not church-run – and we have yet to have any proper accounting for the awful treatment (and early deaths) of so many people in those dreaded institutions.
The truth is that, in a society where church and state have been so intertwined, cruelty to vulnerable people is a deep stain, not just on religious orders but on politicians, governments, civil servants, communities and families. And it is a stain that has continued to spread. Grace is just one more name we have given to a repeated failure to care for the most vulnerable and to equally cherish all our children.

So how do we as a society face our responsibilities? By honouring the dead and protecting the living. The first part needs to be undertaken with dignity and decorum. The dead must be allowed to rest in peace , which means that we should not embark on a series of mass exhumations at every site where children may have been buried. The need is to identify those places, to name those names, to erect the proper memorials.

But it is also to collect and preserve and digitise archives, so that this story is stitched into our national memory. The work of Catherine Corless in Tuam has set a superb example: the Government should establish a properly funded long-term project in which local communities and professional historians can work together to uncover and acknowledge the truths of this terrible system.

Protecting the living
The second part is to protect the living. We would be the worst kind of hypocrites if we wring our hands over the sins of the past while shrugging off the cruelties and injustices in which we are implicated. We too have our open secrets. We know that children with disabilities are often marginalised and rendered voiceless. We know children in direct provision are often living in conditions harmful to their development and that in Dublin alone there are more than 2,000 homeless children who experience similar or worse conditions. We know that children were first in line for the cutbacks of the austerity years, when consistent child poverty almost doubled. We know that there are nearly a thousand “high priority” children at risk who have not even been assigned a social worker.

After such knowledge, as TS Eliot asked, what forgiveness? We cannot easily forgive previous generations who treated some young lives as disposable. The next generation will not easily forgive us if we continue to repeat this dark pattern.

donderdag, maart 09, 2017

Hallo 'Koninginnedag. Vreselijk gevaarlijk uitziende kinderen op de Dam'

Het Parool  

9 maart 2017 Bien Borren

Zo ziet Ed van der Elskens punker Bep Broodje er nu uit


dinsdag, maart 07, 2017

RCAU # 51-2 zuster, wilt u uw huisje verkopen?

 # 51 -1 

Opening adress 1 = 6/03/2017

Transcript - 6/03/2017


maandag, maart 06, 2017

Hidden Children and Postwar Families in Holland


mogelijk [deel]toelichting? 

Diana L. Wolf 

Beyond Anne Frank: Hidden Children and Postwar Families in Holland 

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. 

ISBN 9780520248106


zondag, maart 05, 2017

The dogged effort of a determined historian in a small Irish town uncovered one of the greatest tragedies in modern Irish history.


Corless told the Daily Beast that far from intending to uncover a scandal that looks set to discredit and expose the Catholic Church in Ireland almost as profoundly as the clerical sexual abuse scandals of earlier decades have done, she was simply planning to write an essay for a local journal on the history of ‘the Home’ when she began investigations in  2012.
In the course of her research, she stumbled across an extraordinary story; some boys playing football on the patch of waste ground in the 1970s after the Home had been demolished had accidentally dislodged the lid of an old septic tank.
One fell in. His friend ran to get help. The young woman he fetched also fell in up to her shoulders after the ground gave way.
To their horror, they saw bones and human skulls all around them.
The local people informed, quite naturally, the church. The lid was replaced, the tank covered over, a local cleric came and said a few prayers over the site. The locals were told it was probably a famine grave; and that was that. They were advised to forget all about it.
But the course of events didn’t sit right with some residents on the newly built estate, who erected a small shrine in the corner of the field.
Catherine Corless told the Daily Beast that if it had not been for those residents, the existence of the mass grave might never have reached her ears.
Corless began a series of conversations with former residents of the Home – illegitimate mothers who were sent there to have their babies, and then often kicked out after a year to try and prevent bonding – and began to piece together, along with a disturbing picture of life in the home, an even more disturbing picture of how the Bon Secours nuns dealt with the illegitimate children who died of natural causes.

But try as she might, she couldn’t find an undertaker who had ever buried a child from the home.

"Als ik deze zaak win, kunnen andere geadopteerden veel slagvaardiger dat recht afdwingen"; Mijn adoptie was illegaal, juridische ouders voor de rechter

De Stentor
T. van der Mee

P.,  die in 1980 als Braziliaanse baby illegaal geadopteerd is, heeft vandaag zijn Nederlandse ‘adoptieouders’ voor de rechter gesleept. Hij verwijt ze belangrijke informatie over zijn adoptie te hebben achtergehouden, waardoor ze de jarenlange zoektocht naar zijn biologische moeder ernstig hebben gefrustreerd.

De zaak is uniek , omdat - voor zover bekend - niet eerder een geadopteerde het recht op informatie over zijn geboorte, afkomst en identiteit via de rechter probeert af te dwingen bij zijn adoptieouders. 

,,Ik heb het recht om te weten waar ik vandaan kom, en mijn juridische ouders hebben de plicht om mij te informeren’’, zegt hij.

Volgens het VN-Kinderrechtenverdrag heeft ieder kind na de geboorte recht op inschrijving, een naam, nationaliteit en het recht om zijn of haar ouders te kennen. Zijn rechtszaak kan van groot belang zijn voor veel andere geadopteerden, die informatie willen over hun biologische familie. ,,Nu heb ik geen enkele manier om dat af te dwingen. Als ik deze zaak win, kunnen andere geadopteerden veel slagvaardiger dat recht afdwingen.’’


Die zoektocht naar de biologische familie is nog complexer voor personen die in de jaren ’70 en ’80 op grote schaal illegaal zijn geadopteerd uit onder meer Latijns-Amerika en Indonesië. Zo ontdekte P dat zijn adoptie onderdeel was van stelselmatige, illegale adoptiepraktijken in Brazilië, uitgevoerd door Nederlandse bemiddelaars en ambtenaren in diplomatieke dienst.

Zijn ‘adoptieouders’ deden met valse getuigen aangifte van de geboorte van hun ‘eigen kind’. Met de valse geboorteakte werden reisdocumenten geregeld, zodat ze met Patrick naar Nederland konden reizen. Ze pleegden een ernstig misdrijf - verduistering van staat – maar werden uiteindelijk niet vervolgd.

Moeilijke positie
Zijn ‘adoptieouders’ ontkennen alle beschuldigingen. ,,Wij hebben hem alle relevante informatie gegeven’’, 
 betoogde de ‘adoptievader’ voor de rechtbank in Den Haag. ,,Meer hadden we niet. Ik erken dat we hem door de illegale adoptie in een heel moeilijke positie hebben gebracht. Tegelijk hebben we er alles aan gedaan om hem te helpen dat gat op te vullen.’’

Volgens Patrick blijft illegale adoptie mogelijk zolang de geboorteregistratie niet gekoppeld is aan een geboorteakte. Hij heeft de VN gevraagd om dat aan te pakken. ,,Als de geboorteakte pas wordt afgegeven ná bewijs van een betrouwbare geboorteregistratie, kunnen die illegale praktijken niet meer plaatsvinden. Maar het heeft geen prioriteit bij de VN.’’

zaterdag, maart 04, 2017

the fragile days, the hours of pain, the hard work and the labour

96 hours is just four days and not much to get one excited

  • Baby Carney 1 day
  • Male Murray 1 day
  • Female Murray 1 day
  • Baby Glynn 1 day

and 96 days is merely 3 months, a short time to get all delighted

  • Mary Blake 4 months
  • Matthew Griffin 3 months

However today we are moving our marks

  • John Noone 4 months
  • Anne J McDonnell 6 months
  • Joseph Anthony Burke 6 months
  • Patrick Hardiman 6 months
  • Patrick Naughton 12 days
  • Josephine T Staunton 21 days
  • John Joseph Mills 5 months
  • Baby Hastings 1 day
  • Mary Donlon 4 months
  • Nora Connolly 15 months
  • Anne Heneghan 3 months
  • Mary Keville 9 months
  • Martin Murphy 5 months
  • Mary Barbara Murphy 5 months
  • Mary P Logue 5 months
  • Margaret E Cooke 6 months
  • Mary Ann Broderick 14 months
  • Ann Marian Fahy 4 months
  • Anne Dillon 4 months
  • Imelda Halloran 2 years
  • Joseph Gavin 10 months
  • Marian Brigid Mulryan 10 months
  • Mary C Rafferty 3 months
  • Nora Mary Howard 4 months
  • Joseph Dempsey 3 months
  • Patrick Walsh 3 weeks
  • Francis M Heaney 3 years
  • Dermot Gavin 2 weeks
  • Mary C Burke 3 years
  • Patrick Burke 1 year
  • Paul Henry Nee 5 months
  • Oliver Reilly 4 months
  • Gerard Connaughton 11 months
  • Rose Marie Murphy 2 years
  • Margaret Connaire 4 months
  • Stephen Noel Browne 2 years
  • Baby Fallon 4 days
  • Geraldine O’Malley 6 months
  • Dolores Conneely 7 months
  • Mary Maloney 4 months

the fragile days, the hours of pain, the hard work and the labour