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 War II. Read

@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: Exploring the dimensions of institutional work in Norway

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 Competiton to learn about the lives of young

„No freedom without solidarity“ – Impressions of a German student from a multinational celebration ceremony in Poland

On June 4th, 2014, the Presidents of Germany, Poland, the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic and Hungary commemorated the start of the Peaceful Revolutions in Eastern Europe twenty-five years ago. Twenty-five university students born in the year 1989 were invited

“They all fell, one after the other”: Interview with Prof. Lucian Boia

“It is always easier to understand a historical event if you try to find a personal connection to it. When thinking about the century that passed since World War One (or soon-to-pass, rather), the first thought that crosses my mind

Between propaganda and historical truth

You can tell that the 100th anniversary of World War One (WWI) is approaching by observing the growing number of recent publications on the topic or by following the numerous debates about the reasons for the outbreak, about responsibility and

Let’s get started!

Each year, more than 10.000 young people from all over Europe examine and reflect aspects of their local history by taking part in one of the activities of the Körber Foundation and its partners in the field of history and

Europe 14/14

History matters – especially this year! The 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I and respective collective memories are not just visible in TV documentaries, exhibitions and theater plays but will be celebrated with a big European festival