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Felix A. Cizewski and the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Dachau

Felix A. Cizewski’s copy of the Dachau Liberation Edition 45th Division News, pages 1 & 3.

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Public domain images from originals donated to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. 635 more words

Three Days Past Yesterday by Doris I. "Lucki" Allen

Doris I. “Lucki” Allen’s Three Days Past Yesterday: A Black Woman’s Journey Through Incredibility (CreateSpace, 72 pp., $10, paper) lives up to its subtitle: It tells the story of an incredible journey by a black woman in the United States Army. 405 more words


Mapping the PTSD brain

This Anzac Day, Australia and New Zealand commemorate 100 years since the beginning of WWI’s Gallipoli, a campaign famous for its heroism and infamous both for its terrible death toll and the horrific conditions on the battlefield. 721 more words


Equine therapy program for veterans hoping for government funding

On a quiet ranch in Pembroke, only a 20-minute drive from Petawawa, Canada’s biggest military base, a small group of soldiers and veterans meet once a week for therapy sessions with horses. 1,079 more words


Victim Thinking and PTSD

You know I always shied away from accusations that I was being a “victim” of my trauma and allowing that to hold me back, sadly, I’ve come to realize that victim thinking is part of what we go through – it’s perfectly natural for those with PTSD to exercise victim thinking simply because we’ve been wounded. 1,541 more words


Memory Hack: Manipulating the Brain’s Memory Cache

Imagine having a memory that haunts you, sneaks into your daily thoughts and turns over on itself in your dreams.  Escape seems impossible.  Now imagine you are injected with a virus that blocks the expression of a certain protein known to reactivate memories.   679 more words

Learning And Memory

A Prison Without Bars

Photo taken by contributor Jaeda DeWalt, a conceptual self-portrait artist in her forties from Seattle, Washington. Her battles with mental illness hearken back to her earliest memories, at age 4, when she became obsessed with the number four and performed exhaustive rituals in patterns of four. 270 more words