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Meanies. [Nov. 26th, 2005|10:04 am]
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Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), one of the great French sculptors was allowed to freeze to death by the French government even though it knew of his plight and could have saved him. Rodin, forgotten in the last year of his life, was refused financial aid several times by the French state, even while the statues he had donated to the country were kept warmly housed in museums. In the winter of 1917 Rodin’s application for a room in one of these museums was rejected, and a month later he died in a garret from frostbite.
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From: kiwioverture
2005-11-26 11:14 am (UTC)
You know, a lot of other people died of exposure in 1917, too. A lot of them in this country.

However, I bet a lot more people died as a result of the world war that was going on.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-11-26 11:20 am (UTC)
You're right. A lot did. I would have to post every minute of every day to attempt to bring attention to each of them..
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