This day was the first sunny one after a seemingly endless row of short, grey & cold interludes dividing the winter night. Nun ja, this may be a bit exaggerated. The hungry wolves are not yet coming into town – but who knows ?!
In this week Jadwiga PILSUDSKA (obit) died, in her nineties, the last surviving daughter of Marshall PILSUDSKI (Ger., Eng.). She had returned to Poland after 1990. In a way the second world war ended only 1989, the Poles for example did not stop after 1945, also some people in the Baltic. That’s why they are pretty nervous in this corner of Europe today.
Some clandestine organisations had bureaus in Germany and through the 1950s and ~60s there was intelligence activity and murder. I wonder if there is a comprehensive historical research paper about this. Actually there is a trial against some former high-ranking officers of the Yugoslav service, accused of more than thirty (!) murders committed on political opponents in exile here in Western Germany through the 1970s and 1980s (German article, English article).
But not only Tito’s henchmen worked here (and in Austria). I think the Bulgarians were responsible for “wet actions” against opponents of the people’s republics in Western exile. The Soviet service had labour and responsibilities split. If I’m in the mood I’ll write a bit about it.
But not now and today.
It’s already nine in the evening again, time is fleeting. Four weeks to Christmas, first advent on next Sunday !
Here is a silly little song, performed by Frankie JAXON (Ger., Eng.) sometime in the 1940s : It Must be Jelly, ‘cos You Know, Jam don’t Shake (Eng.). I hope You enjoy it, all the best for the next week – and let’s get this year over and done with, hopefully without any major disaster.