1944 – Diarist Anne Frank and her family are placed on the last transport train from Westerbork to Auschwitz, arriving three days later.

really naughty • Revealed during hearings in the Belgian Senate last Spring is that Belgian authorities destroyed archives and records relating to the persecution and deportation of Jews in Belgium in the 1930s and 1940s. Some of this happened as recently as the late 1990s.


birthday • 1849 – , American writer (d. 1909) obituary in New York Times.

audio • NPR Columbia professor Edward Mendelson’s bookThe Things That Matter explores how seven novels by women writers tell us about the stages of life.

event • on the 125th anniversary of the Gunfight at the OK Corral, Chicago’s the Newberry Library has anOK Corral exhibit. via Win Schaeffer.

something new • from NPR a piece on F.X. Toole’s posthumous Pound for Pound.

don’t forget • November is

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