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Issu d’une famille exilée, je suis sensible aux histoires de migrants, à ces hommes et femmes contraints de fuir la misère ou les persécutions, de reconstruire leur vie. L'exemple de ces Hongrois devenus célèbres est exceptionnel. Beaucoup étaient juifs.
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József Politzer (1847-1911), ou Joseph Pulitzer, émigre à Boston en 1864 et participe à la Guerre de Sécession. Naturalisé américain, il se lance dans le journalisme avec succès et créera en 1904 le prestigieux prix qui porte son nom. Il s’éteint à Charleston.
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Ehrich Weisz (1874-1926), né à Budapest, est fils de rabbin. Il émigre aux Etats-Unis à l’âge de 4 ans, avec ses 4 frères. Il deviendra le plus grand magicien et illusionniste américain sous le nom de Harry Houdini.
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It's #Nowruz --- the Persian New Year!

What a wonderful time to talk about Africa in Iran: Momma Africa's babies are in Iran: The Afro-Persians

'We are Iranians'.

Rediscovering the history of African slavery in Iran 🇮🇷 .

#PersianNewYear
Ali ibn al- Hassan Shirazi, the Black Persian Ethiopian prince who founded the Kilwa Sultanate in East Africa.

Ali ibn al-Hassan Shirazi was one of seven sons of the Emir Al-Hassan of Shiraz, Persia, his mother an Abyssinian (Ethiopian) slave.

"Upon his father's death, Ali was driven out of his inheritance by his warring brothers. Setting sail out of Hormuz, Ali ibn al-Hassan, his household and a small group of followers first made their way to Mogadishu, a commercial port on the East African coast.:
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This photo was taken around 1918 at portrait studio Merkelbach at the Leidseplein. Since the 16th century individual black people were portrayed in Amsterdam/NL. This week I share some still unidentified #portraits. #BlackHistoryMonth #day19 Image
Studio Merkelbach (1913-1969) was one of the many portrait studios in the Netherlands. The unique archive of ten thousands of Photographic plates survived and is kept @stadsarchief. Many Amsterdammers and visitors were photopgraphed. Like American singer Elmer Spyglass in 1913. Image
Among the thousands of portraits after #WW2, there are many soldiers, like the four photos of Alphonso H. Young (1931-2017) taken in 1952. Young was a American serving the @usairforce in #Germany at the time. #portraits #BlackHistoryMonth
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American Jazz singer Arabella Fields (1879-after 1933) performing at Grand Gala on Rembrandtplein #Amsterdam. I shared this drawing yesterday in a series of unidentified #portraits, thanks to @Sanspareille we now know it is Arabella Fields. #blackhistorymonth #day18 ImageImageImage
IN the 1890's Fields arrived in Europe, where she toured for many years. Between 1915 and 1919 she and her husband Engelhardt Albert Georg Winter lived in Heerenstraat in Amsterdam. Winter was a German Impresario and pianist and is probably the pianist in the drawing.
Listen to Arabella Fields
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