Building the dialogue of generations through families memories about the Second World War. Within the project young people from Poland, Germany and Ukraine are dealing with the theme of family and history in their own families. By dealing with different sources participants will get to know the destinies of families, which suffered from the Nazi extermination and occupation policy in Europe, as well as from the Soviet occupation.

Three Fundamental Values Behind a Successful Storytelling

This year, the project team faced a number of challenges which also turned out to be opportunities. We moved from a part...
Liudmyla Levcheniuk

Heinz Goetz

My grandfather was born in 1939 in Delmenhorst. Two years later, his father, a public servant, was transferred to Orlová...
Nadjeschda Stoffers

Teresa Kozyra

When the war started Teresa was 10 years old, she lived with her family in the small village of Sikorzyce in the Tarnów ...
Klaudia Fizia

Insights into working with family narratives

I decided to take part in this project because I am very interested in the culture(s) of remembrance and oral history. I...
Franziska Lamp

Anna H.

Extract from the interview with Anna H. in which she recounts her family history & her memories of the time of the Secon...
Franziska Lamp

Czesława Poprawska

Interview with my aunt – Czesława Poprawska, born in 1928, lived in Kościan (town in the Greater Poland Voivodeship, bet...
wera-rataj@o2.pl

To be open for new experiences and not to be afraid of chang...

I found out about the project from my high school Polish language teacher. He suggested that I took part in a program or...
Katarzyna Żywko

Zofia Płaszewska

Oscar Wilde once said, "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." I interviewed my gran...
Katarzyna Żywko

Gert Malerius

Gert Malerius grew up in East Prussia, the town of Pillau. Close to the end of World War II, he had to flee with his mot...
Jakov Malerius

The Hope That Helps to Overcome Fear and Get Through Challen...

This project has become an important step in my life. At first, it took me a long time to make up my mind to take part. ...
Alina Tanasova

In memory of Stepan Horechyi

We met by pure serendipity, once I was a team member of the project. Mr. Horechyi amazed me with his fortitude, his lust...
Daryna Petrenko

A former political prisoner of...

Sharing with you sad news. Yesterday, Mr. Stepan Horechyi, 91 years old public activist, a former political prisoner of ...
Liudmyla Levcheniuk

Grażyna Oczkowicz

Grażyna Oczkowicz was born in December 1937 in the village of Rzędowice in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship. Grażyna was th...
Aleksandra Oczkowicz

Maria Brunnenkant

When Maria was only a few weeks old, the cruel and inhuman World War II was already raging. Her first years of childhood...
Laura Kuzaj

Hanna Marshalok

I interviewed my grandmother Hanna Marshalok (maiden name: Zemba). She was born on April 12, 1948, in the village of Sta...
Mykhailo Marshalok

Zdzisław Cabaj

I interviewed my father who was born in 1959. In the conversation, dad recalls stories related to World War II that he h...
Sylwia Cabaj

Pylyp Slabyi

I've heard stories about World War II since my childhood. So during the project, I decided to learn more about my ancest...
Kateryna Uzhevska

Elli Treptow

I interviewed my grandmother on October 4, 2020. She was born in 1936 in Grünberg (Zielona Góra), close to Lodz (Poland)...
Marlene Rehbein

Genowefa Ruman

Genowefa Ruman was born in Jastrzębik in 1949. She had eight of siblings. Their parents were working hard to provide for...
Gabriela Kolodziej

Achim

In November 2020, I called my great-aunt Ursula and my great-uncle Achim to talk to them about their experiences during ...
Pauline Reinhardt

When the memory of our relatives lives on…

Unfortunately, my family has never been interested in family history before. The project offered me a great opportunity ...
Daria Nesterenko

Oleksii Sydorov

Oleksii Sydorov was born in 1920. Until the beginning of World War II served in the Soviet Army in the Navy since 1938. ...
Daria Nesterenko

Bernd Müller

Bernd grew up in Northern Germany. He speaks about his childhood memories during and after the war, the role that Nation...
Linh Müller

Semen Hеrasymovych

A story of an ordinary man who served as a scout during the Second World War.
Sophia Pivtorack

Kazys Romanas Valys

My grandfather Kazys Romanas Valys was born on May 25th in 1942 in the Raseniai district municipality, Lithuania. His mo...
Roberta Bartkutė

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