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Where Were You When

Where were you when..? Looking at decisive events throughout history, we create a caleidoscope of individual stories and experiences. This mosaic shows how “big” history impacts our personal lives.

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Where Were You When… The Results of the Brexit Referendum Were Announced?

In June 2016, Great Britain decided to leave the European Union. Six years later, our author Antonius wondered: How do young Europeans remember the day after the referendum? What do they think about the Brexit today? An ... (more)

Where Were You When… The Transition of 1989 Took Place in Europe?

Where were you when the transition took place in Europe in 1989? Trixi from Germany spoke to four EUSTORY organisers who share their personal stories of how they experienced the transition.

Where Were You When… the War in Ukraine Began in 2014?

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia is back on the international agenda.On a political level, we can trace all the steps in the series of armed confrontations. But how do young people experience these times? We talke... (more)

Where Were You When… The Troops of the Warsaw Pact Invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968?

The 27th anniversary of the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in then Czechoslovakia on 17 November 1998 brings back memories of a less peaceful uprising in 1968. Reconsidering the past, young Europeans have been asking... (more)

Where Were You When…9/11 happened?

On September 11, 2001 a terrorist attack shook New York, the USA and the entire world: Two planes were directed into the World Trade Center in New York City killing and injuring thousands. It was a watershed moment. 9/11... (more)

Where Were You When … Tito died?

Regardless of whether they were on their way in the city, at work, at home or hanging out with friends on the playground, the vast majority of the population of the former Yugoslavia still clearly remembers where they we... (more)