Identity

Identity shows how the past influences us and how it shapes our perception of the present. Take a look at the dividing and uniting power of history.

Irish Language: Deep-Rooted or Force-Fed?

For a language that was so close to extinction in the past, Irish simply refuses to lie down and play dead. Neasa from Ireland talks about the reasons for this as well as young people’s attitudes to l...

Female Changemakers: Maro Makashvili – a Writer Dying as a Nurse

How inspiring can the life of somebody who lived 100 years ago be for us now? Especially if it was a girl who already di...

English first? Observations on Language Choice While Abroad

How do we communicate when we’re abroad? Which language(s) do we chose to speak during international workshops, conferen...

Between Jewish Traditions and Liberal Democracy: The Israeli Dilemma

Israel is defined as a “Jewish and Democratic State”. What does that mean for people’s everyday life? Tzivia share...

Churches in Germany: From Absence to Presence?

Germany is not a religious state. It does not have a state religion or state church. The number of registered church mem...

Memory Suitcase

A Memory Suitcase is something that every one of us has: a real physical suitcase, an old shoe box or in our minds. It contains objects, images and other items we collect in the course of our life and they become a symbol of our very personal history. What is in your Memory Suitcase?

Legacies of 1989

Memories and legacies of regime changes in different parts of Europe.

One Telegram, six Words, Thirty-five Letters

Do you know the feeling of being able to hold the reason why you live actually in your hands? Neasa does and tells us the story of a telegram and her reunited family without which she wouldn’t b...

Our Personal “Wind of Change”

In the course of the Eustory Next Generation Summit ,change' was mostly discussed as political change. While conducting ...

What If… You Woke up 30 Years Ago in a Communist Regime?

The young participants of our last History Camp came up with yet another interesting question on their backpacking tour ...

More Freedom of Choice or a Vacuum of Values?

25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Anna from Moscow finds herself caught in the middle of a heated debate ...

If You Could Bring Back One Item from the Times of Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (CSSR) What Would It Be and Why?

However unpleasant the circumstances, there will always be people who would be proponents of the past, whatever the regi...

World War II

75 years after the end of World War II: How is the history of World War II related to our lives today?

The Art of Remembrance: Coping with the Legacy of Perpetrators in History

With each passing day, we have less and less of a connection to what came before us. History needs to be re-narrated consistently if we want to save it from oblivion. The legacy of perpetrators in his...

Hilda’s voyage: An amazing trip during Second World War?!

Since months the fate of thousands of refugees on boats calls for a European solution. How different the fate of a refugee on a boat could turn out reveals Hilda Ketels. As a twelve-year-old she escap...

The “re-unification” belt. When human solidarity overcomes military division.

Remembering World War II is difficult in many countries. In Italy, however, the narration of “us” against “them” is even more difficult, since the country was not occupied by enemies, but Benito Musso...

Lanrianna Peters, author of this essay | Photo: L. Peters

War crimes in Tuscany in 1944 – an historical exploration

A group of young German and Italian students met in Castelnuovo Berardenga in Tuscany for eight days of intensive digging into a dark chapter of the local German-Italian history: The German massacre a...

Populism

Radicalisation, Populism, Nationalism: Are we drifting apart?

My Life Without A National Identity

All over Europe and the world, nationalism is on the rise and the debates about how the respective national culture shou...

A Memory You Can Wear

Let’s play a quick game: Imagine your house is on fire and you can only save a single item, th...

Fake or Real? The Media in the Era of ›Post Truth‹

Truthfully: How often does one check the sources of a news item or questions the motives of the auth...

Analysing Populism: Against Radicalisation in Contemporary Europe

In 2017, right-wing populism is omnipresent in Europe. Together with its language of fear and intole...

Stuck in the “Brussels Bubble”?

Brexit, Orbán and Le Pen. European right wing populism and state egotism is on the rise, the EU thre...