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Memory Suitcase

History only happens in politics? Here, we make history personal! 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 or memories we collect, which became part of our personal history. 

Voices from the Vltava: Dialogues to Remember

In Autumn 2023, the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit took place under the motto "Dialogues to Remember". In the heart of the Czech Republic’s capital, the journalistic Summit-workshop followed the question "What are dialog... (more)

Home Altar: A Gate to my Family’s Journey

In Liliana’s grandparents' home in Bulgaria, many objects carry family memories of the period after the Balkan Wars. Like the home altar in the living room - how did it impact the family's history?

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Between Bullets And Memories – The Story of The Portuguese Ultramar

The Portuguese Ultramar was a long and bloody period of clashes between Portugal's armed forces and liberation movements in its colonies Angola, Guinea-Bissau, and Mozambique. The grandfather of our author Ana Matilde wa... (more)

The Green Cigar Box or: How to Deal With Your Family’s Nazi Past

An empty cigar box containing the burden of a heavy-weighing family history: When German-Australian student Kelly found out that her great-grandfather's cigar box is a relic of her family's involvement during the Third R... (more)

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An Old Diploma And My Jump Into History

History is based on research by historians and experts in the area; some even dig for years to find their sources. In some cases, the sources just come to the scholars of history, as Decho from Bulgaria describes in his ... (more)

One Telegram, Six Words, Thirty-five Letters

Neasa from Ireland tells us the story of a telegram: A piece of paper that enabled her family to be reunited and without which she wouldn't be alive.

Christmas Scents and Aromas: Warm Memories for Cold Winter Days

Is there a better wrap up of the year than a very special memory suitcase filled with heartwarming holiday stories and recipes? If you are looking for the Christmas recipes to make your holiday sparkle we got you covered... (more)

Memory Suitcase: “The Love for Writing Runs in my Blood”

Sometimes, the answers to the great mysteries of our lives are hidden in plain sight. Our author Rusudan found her great grandfather's diary while cleaning out old bookshelves, revealing a link between the past and the ... (more)

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My Personal Symbol of Adolescence

Do you know the feeling of nostalgia that overwhelms you when some kind of forgotten and seemingly ordinary thing gets into your hands? An old photo, a children’s toy or a banal cup. It is important that it is a sy... (more)

Pretty in Pink

Some things we see through rose-coloured glasses, others lose this colour over time. For Trixi from Germany there is one item that hasn't lost any pinkness over time – in fact, quite the opposite.

A Map of Friendship

During international seminars and History Camps you can meet people from all over Europe and form intense friendships. After these events distance and new circumstances sometimes present a challenge, even for the closest... (more)

A Memory you can Wear

Jonas from Denmark ponderes the question which item carries the most meaning and memories of his own story.

From South to North: new-old European Winter-Time Recipes

Christmas stories and recipes from Europe and beyond to make you laugh and that will keep you warm during the cold winter days. Are you into baking? Try these recipes!

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 Mussolini was a strong al... (more)

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