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Why we call it "the living room": In years passed, it was the habit to hold a deceased person's viewing and wake at home in the front parlor. During that time it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared the "Death Room" as no more and henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".

Why we call it "the living room": In years passed, it was the habit to hold a deceased person's viewing and wake at home in the front parlor. During that time it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared the "Death Room" as no more and henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".

"Time travel will be invented in the year 2025. How do we know? Because that is the year that this delightful lady claimed to have traveled from. In the year 1898, according the contemporary reports, Alexandria Alexis appeared 'as if from nowhere' and took New York society by storm. Some fawned over her while others claimed she was insane. This debate was however rendered moot when, on New Year's Eve 1899, she simply disappeared..."

"Time travel will be invented in the year 2025. How do we know? Because that is the year that this delightful lady claimed to have traveled from. In the year 1898, according the contemporary reports, Alexandria Alexis appeared 'as if from nowhere' and took New York society by storm. Some fawned over her while others claimed she was insane. This debate was however rendered moot when, on New Year's Eve 1899, she simply disappeared..."

Wloclawek, Poland, A German poilceman guarding Jews who were rounded up in the ghetto.

Wloclawek, Poland, A German poilceman guarding Jews who were rounded up in the ghetto.

Warsaw, Poland, A street scene. Taken by the German photographer Willi George in the summer of 1941. The photographs are unique in that they were not staged, but showed the ghetto as it truly was.

Warsaw, Poland, A street scene. Taken by the German photographer Willi George in the summer of 1941. The photographs are unique in that they were not staged, but showed the ghetto as it truly was.

Lodz, Poland, A woman crying in the ghetto, apparently after saying farewell to a relative who was deported.

Lodz, Poland, A woman crying in the ghetto, apparently after saying farewell to a relative who was deported.

Warsaw, Poland. An SS soldier humiliates a Jewish man by cutting his beard in the street.

Warsaw, Poland. An SS soldier humiliates a Jewish man by cutting his beard in the street.

Birkenau, Poland, the arrival of hungarian jews in KL Birkenau (Auschwitz II) , May 26th, 1944

Birkenau, Poland, the arrival of hungarian jews in KL Birkenau (Auschwitz II) , May 26th, 1944

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