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Slovak House Signs – Little Pieces of Endangered Art

Traces of unique history: Caroline from Slovakia about Ziar nad Hronom's emblematic house signs from the 1950s and the importance of keeping architectural heritage alive.

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The Story of a Gravestone

Have you ever stumbled across an object that is not noticeable at first glance and wouldn’t appear out of place but upon closer inspection is quite unusual? And have you asked yourself what exciting, moving or sad story ... (more)

The Power of Hope in Wartimes in a Georgian Village

Imagine a tiny mountainous Georgian village in early 1942. No death notifications have arrived yet. People hope that the war will end soon. Optimistically, villagers decide to build a new school for their children. This ... (more)

100 Years After: The Name of Death

It was one of the biggest pandemics of all time. It is said to have killed millions by spreading on all inhabited continents within just one year – the Spanish flu caused fear and despair all over the world. But how is i... (more)

What was most inspiring at the Summit so far?

Jonas, Denmark Sara, Slovenia Ronja, Germany Florian, Germany Bohdana, Yuliia & Krystyna, Ukraine Andreas, Belgium  

Why is history important to you?

Driven by their passion for history more than 100 young Europeans made their way to Berlin, against all odds: storm Xavier devastated northern parts of Germany cutting of train connections to the German capital. Five par... (more)

Heroes of Freedom – An Important Anniversary in the Fight Against Mafia

Mafia has always been a strong presence in the Italian country. Some Italians, instead of accepting the situation, raised their head and proved that Mafia can be defeated with a constant fight for legality. Among them we... (more)

The “Re-Unification” Belt. When Human Solidarity Overcomes Military Division.

Remembering World War II is difficult in many countries. In Italy, however, the narration of “us” against “them” is even more difficult, since the country was not occupied by enemies, but Benito Mussolini was a strong al... (more)

Where Were You When…the Bosnian War Began?

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the Bosnian war. In April 1992, after the Bosnian parliament declared independence from what remained of former Yugoslavia, Serb forces began to siege the city of ... (more)

Ignorance or just a Different Perspective?

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

@work in Budapest Day 1 part 2: Video-journalists-to-be on tour

Wondering about and wishing to see what our group of young history enthusiasts and researchers produced after spending the first part of the Visegrád backpacking tour in Budapest? We thought you might! Scroll on, see and... (more)

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)

From Homeland to Home

Can you imagine going to the toilet in the middle of the night and seeing something that will change your life and your country forever? The 8th of May marks the 71st anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Eur... (more)

1989 – (R)Evolution, Its Parents and Its Children

Milan, originally from Serbia, reflects different perspectives on his year of birth 1989 and the following process of a unifying, but also a dividing Europe. While what we called East and West was coming together, t... (more)

Gravestones of thousands of victims at the Srebrenica genocide memorial

Words Don’t Matter Anymore

Haris, an Austrian with Bosnian family-roots, shares his view on why remembering the past mistakes is crucial for ensuring a better future. However, observant the current conflicts and humanitarian crises and in spite of... (more)

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