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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. 

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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