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Dealing with War

Out and About: Searching for Peace in Unlikely Places

Following the traces of World War II in the Baltics, Sheenagh from Ireland stumbled across the transformative impact of exploring war memorials, concentration camps, and the power of shared experiences.

From Homeland to Home

Can you imagine going to the toilet in the middle of the night and seeing something that will change your life and your country forever? The 8th of May marks the 71st anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Eur... (more)

“Three Hours per Victim” or “The Rape of Serbia”

On the 24th of March 2016 the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) convicted the Bosnian Serb’s wartime-leader Radovan Karadžić on 10 out of 11 accusations of war crimes during the Bosni... (more)

Divide and Rule

Setting up state systems based on ethnicity or race can have positive effects argued Martin on the example of Singapore. However, dividing a people accordingly can have severe consequences for the social cohesion too, af... (more)

”I was always hungry” – an interview with a witness of WWII

Johann was 15 when his hometown Würzburg in Germany was bombed in 1945. He survived the bombings and the hunger following them. He got to know the truth about the Nazi regime only long after the war and still finds it ha... (more)

Many Shades of Remembering

How to reflect on Srebrenica and its commemoration? Will reconciliation ever be possible? Insights into Serbian politics of commemoration.

Erect a Memorial – Erase the Past. the Memorial to the Victims of the German Occupation in Budapest and the Controversy Around it

Nobody cares about art? When ideology and historical revisionism mingle in a sculpture memorising victims of Nazi Germany in Hungary, the controversy about ‘Who is a victim and who is not?’ becomes too hot to erect the m... (more)

The Personal Side of History – Meeting with Lev Alexandrovic Netto

Imprisoned thrice - German Camp, Soviet Gulag, and silenced thereafter - Lev Alexandrovic Netto recounted his personal history to the European Youth.

Group photo EUSTORY History Camp "Tuscany 1944 / 2014" | Photo: Katja Fausser

War Crimes in Tuscany in 1944 – a 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 at the end of World W... (more)