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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. 

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 regime or the political system at that time. This seems to be the case especially in post-communist coun... (more)

A Desert Rose – New Memory Suitcase

Memory Suitcase took a couple of months of vacation, but only to come back to you fresher and more interesting than ever! We made a new, warmer and more welcoming guise for all your memories. And since writings and pictu... (more)

Memory Suitcase: The Virtue of Lists

Have you ever considered a list a valuable item on a desert island? No?! Željka from Serbia shares her personal lists with you and most importantly; the reason why making lists is of value to future generations. Literatu... (more)

The Taste of Holiday: from Finish Christmas to Israeli Hanukkah Dessert Recipes

For the end of the year we have a special Memory Suitcase for you. It is filled with cookies, cakes and personal stories from all over Europe.

Memory Suitcase: The Grandma’s Book Club

Can we find a recipe for overcoming emotional turmoil and cognitive difficulties in a simple children’s book? How can an old illiterate granny succeed where an educated psychologist failed? Ruben reveals how books bring ... (more)

Memory Suitcase: What a Japanese hairpin has taught me

A handcrafted hairpin from Japan together with a note of a dear friend have changed the perception of everyday items and their meaning for Varenka from Belgium. Read the friends’ note and learn more about Japanese ... (more)

Memory Suitcase: Bugs, greens and video tapes

What connects a childhood in wartime Yugoslavia with the story of a little grasshopper in Manhattan? Find out how a child’s cartoon infected Milan from Serbia with Wanderlust and shaped his view of society in our first v... (more)

Memory Suitcase: One Rosary, Two Memories

Gregor from germany describes a rosary that became a symbol of an emancipated woman before it developed into a symbol of eternal family love.

Memory Suitcase: Tunes with a Story

Do you know the proverb “The heavier the luggage the easier the journey”? Anna from Finland moved several times, at times accompanied by the piano of her mother, a story she shares here.

Memory Suitcase: Unity in the Hat

A bit of uniforms here, a pinch of ideology there and abracadabra – that’s how youngsters are often charmed into a common ideology. Tamara from Slovenia shares the story of a pioneer's hat.

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