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Ignorance or just a Different Perspective?

27th of January. International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Gregor (Germany) shares his thoughts on the art project YOLOCAUST.

When the Tanks Broke Free

Marching soldiers, cheering crowds, tanks and cannon fire. The martial and enthusiastic manner of the May 9 parade in St. Petersburg, celebrating the victory over Nazi-Germany and the end of World War II, reminded Daniel... (more)

”That is the great void that affected me throughout my entire childhood.”

Michaela Vidláková did not have the childhood you would wish to have. She and her parents were imprisoned in Terezín (Theresienstadt), because they were Jews. They were lucky; the three of them survived, but exclusion an... (more)

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)

Young Impressions: A European Remembrance Day on Children of War

How did three young Europeans from Austria, Serbia and Germany experience the event at the German Historical Museum in Berlin on May 4th? Read their personal approaches in dealing with the historical legacy of parentless... (more)

Who am I? – Considerations after a Remembrance Day

While participating in a Remembrance Day on the occasion of the end of WW II, which focused especially on the topic of ‘childhood in war’, a 20 year old student finds himself personally and emotionally involved, ponderin... (more)

Pig-Potatoes and New Homes – Children of War Shared Their Stories in Berlin

Gregor, a 18 year old history student from Germany, attended the Remembrance Day “Children of War in Europe” at the German Historical Museum in Berlin on May 4th 2015. He caught the day’s atmosphere – and found inspirati... (more)

The personal side of history – Meeting with Lev Alexandrovic Netto

Three times imprisoned, first in a German camp, second in a Soviet Gulag, third and last in the prohibition to talk about the former, Lev Alexandrovic Netto experienced the atrocities of war on multiple levels over the c... (more)

Nice, quiet and hardworking children of war – the legacy of war lives in Finland

  One lifetime has passed since the end of World War II. During the war, Finland was fighting wars of its own against the Soviet Union, first in 1939–1940 and then in 1941–1944. This interview with researcher Jenni ... (more)

Auschwitz and me – Insights from an international youth encounter

About 80 young people from Germany and its neighbours met in Berlin and travelled to Auschwitz for an international youth encounter organised by the German Bundestag  (Parliament). Back home Julia (18) describes her impr... (more)

Is history an obstacle to future peace building?

Daniel Gjokjeski (28) from Macedonia summed up his impressions from some events he attended recently, all reflecting possible ways of fostering peace in the Western Balkans. Daniel asks the vital question: How much are w... (more)

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 at the end of World W... (more)

@work in Norway: Getting started

Twenty-three young Europeans from 12 countries met in Oslo for the Eustory History Camp "National Constitutions and European Democracies in Times of Crisis". Read here from their daily blog. Day 1: Explori... (more)

East Germany’s secret police files – who owns the past?

June 2014: the Koerber Foundation and the The Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former German Democratic Republic invited 36 winners of the German Federal President’s History... (more)

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