Photos Of Holocaust Survivors Show How They Live Now

To commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) in Bristol is opening Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivorsa partnership project featuring 50 photos of different survivors all over the world.

“The exhibition was intended to open in 2020 with 75 portraits to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz,” said Tracy Marshall-Grant, RPS Project Curator, over email. When the UK was placed under its first national lockdown like so many other countries in March 2020, the exhibition was updated and postponed until this year.

Opening Thursday, the show features images taken by 13 different photographers, including images taken by Kate Middleton aka Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge. The RPS worked with partners including the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to pair survivors and their families with the photographers. Each photographer was encouraged to treat the project as if it were their own, resulting in photographs of varying styles.

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Russians Protest Invasion Of Ukraine Despite Crackdowns On Dissent

Russian celebrities — including athletes, actors, and Eurovision stars — have also publicly denied the invasion, putting their careers at great risk due to the government’s heavy influence in the entertainment industry. In an Instagram video, popular singer Valery Meladze pleaded for an end to the invasion.

“History will be the judge of these events,” Meladze said. “But today, I bag you, please stop the war.”

On Wednesday, just before the invasion began, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky made a televised speech calling for peace and highlighting the close ties between Russia and Ukraine.

“This is our land. This is our history. What are you fighting for and with whom?” Zelensky said. “Many of you have been to Ukraine. Many of you have relatives in Ukraine. Some have studied in Ukrainian universities. Some have made friends with Ukrainians. You know our characters. You know our people. You know our principles.”

Zelensky also directly addressed the people of Russia, urging them to stand with Ukraine and let their own government know they don’t want war.

“I know that my address to you won’t be shown on Russian television, but the citizens of Russia should see it. They should know the truth, and the truth is that this needs to stop before it’s too late,” he said. “And if the leadership of Russia doesn’t want to sit down at the table with us for the sake of peace, maybe they will sit down at the table with you. Do Russians want war? I

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What You Need to Know About the Oct. 31 PSLF Waiver Deadline

Oct. 31, 2022 is an important date for student loan borrowers in public service, and it has nothing to do with Halloween. (Though missing it could be just as scary.)

That’s the last day you can apply for the limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) waiver, which allows borrowers to receive credit for past periods of repayment that typically don’t qualify in the program.

If you think taking advantage of the waiver while it’s still available won’t make much of a difference, you might want to think again. The differences between the standard PSLF requirements and the more lenient requirements available through Oct. 31 are significant.

Under the temporary PSLF waiver, you can receive credit for:

  • More loans count. Periods of repayment on direct, FFEL (Federal Family Education Loan) and Perkins Loans. Typically, only direct loans are eligible.
  • All plans count. Periods of repayment under any plan count, not just the 10-year standard plan or income-driven repayment plan.
  • More repayment counts. Periods of repayment on loans before consolidation count, even if on the wrong repayment plan.
  • More payments count. Late payments or payments less than the amount due count.
  • Different employment counts. Periods of repayment when unemployed or not employed by a qualifying employer at the time of application and forgiveness.
  • Other jobs count. Periods of service for teachers that led to Teacher Loan Forgiveness eligibility will count toward PSLF if teachers certify their PSLF employment for that period.

Remember, the PSLF program is unrelated to the government’s student debt

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