In Focus: War Children in Europe

Kathrine Labaek, second year student from Denmark | Photo: private
Kathrine Labaek, second year student from Denmark | Photo: private

 

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in May 2015, we would like to put the focus on those who were confronted in their childhood and youth with war, occupation, genocide, flight and expulsion, or were born during this period.

In 2006, then a pupil at a Danish high school, Kathrine Labaek interviewed both of her grandfathers who experienced World War II in Denmark: One as a child in a Danish port city, the other as a teenager fighting in the Danish resistance movement against the German occupiers.

Read a short excerpt of Kathrine's work.

The Legacy of World War I

The Legacy of World War I | Photo: Fondazione per la Scuola
The Legacy of World War I | Photo: Fondazione per la Scuola


2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. We will highlight EUSTORY events and resources.


Young History Forum

Slovak History Competition 2014/2015

Slovak poster for competition round 2014/2015

"Slovak Development Aid in the 20th and 21st Centuries" is the topic of the current Slovak competition. For information about the Slovak history competition go here.


Welsh History Competition 2015

Welsh poster for competition round 2015

"My Heritage" is the topic of the Welsh competition in 2015. Download the competition brochure here. For information about the Welsh history competition go here.


Belgian History Competition 2014/2015

"Everyday Life during World War I" is the topic of the current Belgian competition round. For detailed information about the competition click here.



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Opening of the Balticeye Exhibition in Brussels | 10 February 2015

Lena Andersson Pench | Photo: Koerber Foundation
Lena Andersson Pench | Photo: Koerber Foundation

Approximately seventy guests attended the opening of the #balticeye exhibition on 29 January, 2015 at the building of the European Commission / Directorates-General for Regional Policy. Four EUSTORY alumni who contributed to the exhibition were also present.

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Balticeye Exhibition at the European Commission in Brussels | 29 January 2015

Balticeye Exhibition

On 29 January, the photo exhibition #balticeye will be opened in Brussels. Four EUSTORY alumni who contributed to this visual result of the first "Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue" will attend the vernissage at the building of the European Commission / Directorates-General for Regional Policy.

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Brochure “Remembering for a European Future” - Available Online Now | 08 December 2014

Brochure “Remembering for a European Future”
Brochure “Remembering for a European Future”

The brochure “Remembering for a European Future” can be downloaded now. The booklet shows summaries of historical research works by winners of national EUSTORY History Competitions in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Norway, the Russian Federation, Slovakia and Spain.

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Children of the Revolution – Young Europeans on the Importance of 1989 | 26 November 2014

1989 - Historical Turning Point | Photo: David Ausserhofer
1989 - Historical Turning Point | Photo: David Ausserhofer

1989 marked a change of epoch in Europe. Like in a relay, the movements for freedom and independence in Central and Eastern Europe handed over the baton, with Poland starting in spring and Romania feeling the change in December. Twenty-five years after the reunification, five young Europeans from the EUSTORY network explain what that year of change and the following time of political upheaval meant to them personally – besides the fact they all have in common: 1989 is their year of birth.

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European Remembrance of 1989 - A Polish Perspective | 14 November 2014

Alicja Gluza, Zbigniew Gluza | Photos: Michal Radwański
Alicja Gluza, Zbigniew Gluza | Photos: Michal Radwański

Gabriele Woidelko, Spokesperson of the EUSTORY Steering Committee, interviewed two former activists of the Polish Solidarność movement and founders of the KARTA-centre in Warsaw, Alicja and Zbigniew Gluza. They talked about the culture of remembrance and the meaning of 1989 for today's Poland and Europe.

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Iberian Award Ceremony 2014 | 08 November 2014

Group photo of all winners | Photo: Juan Jesús (Centro Imagen)
Group photo of all winners | Photo: Juan Jesús (Centro Imagen)

The award ceremony for the 7th Iberian History Competition, organised by the Portuguese Association of History Teachers and the Real Maestranza de Caballería (Spain), was held on 8th November 2014 at the Real Maestranza in Ronda. Under this years’ topic “America”, a record number of more than one hundred works were submitted.

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The Final Curtain – New KARTA Publication on the Events of 1989 | 04 November 2014

New KARTA Publication
New KARTA Publication

25 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Polish EUSTORY partner organisation Foundation KARTA Centre has issued a new publication that gives insights into the dynamics of 1989. The booklet provides pictures and a diary of events in six countries of the former Eastern Bloc: Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania and the GDR.

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Is Peace in the Balkans deceptive? | 03 November 2014

Gabriele Woidelko, Spokesperson of the EUSTORY Steering Committee | Photo: Körber-Stiftung / David Ausserhofer
Gabriele Woidelko, Spokesperson of the EUSTORY Steering Committee | Photo: Körber-Stiftung / David Ausserhofer

In 2014, one hundred years after the First World War broke out and twenty-five years after the Iron Curtain came down, peace in the Western Balkans is still deceptive. Especially in Bosnia and Herzegovina, social and ethnic tensions coupled with a far reaching scepticism and disappointment vis-à-vis the European Union form an explosive mixture.

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