I am trying to incorporate different aspects of history into my website's theme, Zonenrand. While I started this blog primarily to explore various aspects of living near the Iron Curtain during the Cold War, I also envision this blog to engage with all aspects of living near a border - be it a physical or psychological border. I am trying to involve this blog with exploring and engaging the history of people(s) who were marginalized and thus found themselves at the edge of society/culture, either voluntarily or forced by a majority. Several groups come to mind: minorities, immigrants, women, and even people who deliberately chose not to participate and/or withdraw from society. The role of these groups in history was often (and at times still is) relegated to the edge of society. Thus, their contributions and their role in society were either not acknowledged or marginalized as not being important. Nevertheless, even in their marginalized role these groups have an impact on society and on history. Over the next couple of months, time permitting, I will explore the history of groups who have been at one point in their history at the edge of society.