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From childhood tales to a historical research work

Author: Noelia Blas Guillén Country: Spain Competition Topic: “My Family in History” (2012) Research Title: “Tales of My Childhood.” Noelia loved the times she stayed at her grandparents and she loved to listen to the stories they told her. When she got involved in a school project about the democratic transition of Spain from the Civil War to the present, something clicked...

7777 – From Ravensbrück to Kristianstad: Traces of History

Author: Fanny Jonsson Country: Sweden Competition Topic: “(E) MIGRATION – Emigration and immigration in a local perspective” (2011/2013) Research Title: “From Ravensbrück to Kristianstad.” (2013) Fanny has been learning a lot about WWII in school. So much, in fact, that she believes it has made her and many others feel numb about the topic. In order to fight that numb...

“The Grand Hotel Axenstein as an example for tourism and the hotel industry during the Belle Époque in the centre of Switzerland”

Researched by Michèle Steiner Born in 1995 in Schwyz, Switzerland “The Grand Hotel Axenstein as an example for tourism and the hotel industry during the Belle Époque in the centre of Switzerland”.” (2013) The Belle Époque describes the time between the 1850ies and the breakout of the First World War in the year 1914. During this time, tour- ism, especially in Switzerland where I ...

„A farewell to Poland, a farewell to Russia. The history of three Polish-Russian marriages.”

Estera Sendecka Born in 1993, Kraków, Poland High school graduate, future Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in the Humanities student (Jagiellonian University) Topic of the 2011/2012 Polish History Competition: Poles and Russians in the 20th Century – Recorded and Effaced Stories Estera’s Research Topic: „A farewell to Poland, a farewell to Russia. The history of three Polish-Russian marriage...

Traces of History: “Multiculturalism in Slovakia in the 20th century – the Bulgarian minority”

Kristina Christozova Born in 1995 in Martin, Slovakia “Multiculturalism in Slovakia in the 20th century – the Bulgarian minority” (2012) Kristina was born into a bicultural family – her mother is Slovak and her father is Bulgarian. Her mother and father met at the university in Sofia, Bulgaria, and after they got married they moved to Slovakia. Their daughter Kristina has the great opportunity to ...

Bravery and Strength: The Story of my Explorations Concerning my Grandmother’s Time in post-WW2 Europe

Sjur’s 2012 history competition entry is about his Israeli grandmother’s time in Budapest, Hungary, from 1946 to 1948, as well as her journey from Israel through Europe to get there. Sjur first began to get interested in this part of his ancestor’s history on a family trip to Budapest in August 2011 with sixteen family members there, including his grandmother. She had volunteered to work for...

Traces of History: The scandals around Wilhelm Gräfer over the course of time and societal changes

Topic of the German History Competition 2010/2011: Scandals in History Topic of research paper: The scandals around Wilhelm Gräfer over the course of time and societal changes Authors: Malte Leimbach, Maria Junker, Jan Schmelter Gräfer was mayor of the town of Lemgo before and until the end of World War II. When the American troops came to the town in 1945 he went towards those troops and started ...