Thursday, January 31, 2013

World Youth Conference of Esperanto-Vietnam-2012

I think my guide for my transiberian railroad trip, who participated in the 2 big Vietnamese conferences, recently/belatedly (2013) downloaded several hundred photos, mostly from the World Youth Conference for Esperanto, Hanoi Vietnam, July, 2012. 

Thanks to Vadim Biserov.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Esperanto at the Social Forum 2005 Brazil (Porto Alegre)

One of my biggest efforts to help Esperanto grow was my participation in the  World Social Forum-2005, where about 30 Esperantists marched as a group among 200,000 (yes, two hundred thousand) people in a festive atmosphere during two hours throught Porto Alegre.  As I held my small guitar, a lady my age joined me asking me to sing in Esperanto. I then sang Guantanameira. Leading local Esperantist, Miguel Viana,  quickly joined me to note that a communist member of the Brazilian parliament, Vilma, had asked me to sing.  Among foreign Esperantists I was joined by leading Chilian Esperantist, Jose Antonio Vergara and  Frenchman, Francisko Simmonet (whose name I long knew as someone who had an extended stay in Israel before I arrived there in 1974 or my lengthy stay in 1976). I discovered that former employee of Universal Esperanto Association, Paulo Ereno, was a co-founder of the Brazilian branch of Unitarian Religious Movement, to which I and may USA Esperantists are also affiliated.

While I aquired an apartment from a local esperantist via Pasporta Servo, 3 other Brazilian Esperantists from outside Rio Grande de Sur,  joined me to help out the Esperanto effort.  That host later relocated to Brasilia.

Francisko and Paulo have both passed away prematurely.

There was also a hundred concerts. Minister of Culture, singer Gilberto Gil sang: 

I appear talking in this film at the minute 7:00 and sing at 7:40.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Classical Books out of the Esperanto Movement On-line

Esperantic Studies has supported the placing on line of classic books in Esperanto, i.a. from the early movement. Several ideological book like Homaranismo/ Zamenhof humanism are available.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Esperanto in Palestine 1945/ Harvard

Click on the 1945 picture of the Esperanto Conference in Palestine to enlarge it.  I'm happy it's stored at Harvard University. I've seen it before. Many of these Esperantists went on to establish the Esperanto League of Israel or ELI.  A few times there was contact between Jewish and local Arab Esperantists as well as a handful of Egyptian Esperantists in the 1930's and 1940's.

The president of the Youth Esperanto Movement of Isreal has an interesting Wiki article:

Many links/footnotes lead you to the Israeli Esperanto Movement.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Esperanto Families--Esperantists from Birth

In the 1980's I raised my daughter, Vered, hearing Esperanto from me and Hebrew from my wife for about 4 years. I had a few childrens books, probably mostly from China. Now there is probably 10 or 20 times more material available today on-line than books back in the 1980's for young children and families.  Here is one good site:


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I have lived 16 years in other countries, notably, Israel and Brazil, among another 30 countries.