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Memory Suitcase

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 and other items we collect in the course of our life and they become a symbol of our very personal history. What is in your Memory Suitcase?

An Old Diploma And My Jump Into History

History is based on research by historians and experts in the area; some even dig for years to find their sources. In some cases, the sources just come to the scholars of history, as Decho from Bulgaria describes in his ... (more)

One Telegram, six Words, Thirty-five Letters

Neasa from Ireland tells us the story of a telegram: A piece of paper that enabled her family to be reunited and without which she wouldn't be alive.

Memory Suitcase: “The Love for Writing Runs in my Blood”

Sometimes, the answers to the great mysteries of our lives are hidden in plain sight. Our author Rusudan found her great grandfather's diary while cleaning out old bookshelves, revealing a link between the past and the ... (more)

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My Personal Symbol of Adolescence

Do you know the feeling of nostalgia that overwhelms you when some kind of forgotten and seemingly ordinary thing gets into your hands? An old photo, a children’s toy or a banal cup. It is important that it is a sy... (more)

Pretty in Pink

Some things we see through rose-coloured glasses, others lose this colour over time. For Trixi from Germany there is one item that hasn't lost any pinkness over time – in fact, quite the opposite.

A Map of Friendship

During international seminars and History Camps you can meet people from all over Europe and form intense friendships. After these events distance and new circumstances sometimes present a challenge, even for the closest... (more)

A Memory You Can Wear

Jonas from Denmark ponderes the question which item carries the most meaning and memories of his own story.

From South to North: new-old European Winter-Time Recipes

Christmas stories and recipes from Europe and beyond to make you laugh and that will keep you warm during the cold winter days. Are you into baking? Try these recipes!

A Desert Rose – New Memory Suitcase

Memory Suitcase took a couple of months of vacation, but only to come back to you fresher and more interesting than ever! We made a new, warmer and more welcoming guise for all your memories. And since writings and pictu... (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)