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.

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

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

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 year, the role that Natio...
Linh Müller

Grażyna Oczkowicz

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

Semen Hеrasymovych

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

Ivan Zakharov

Ivan Zakharov was born in 1918 in Zorka village, Orel province (Russia). In 1938, he was called up for military service ...
Ivan Hryvko

Beyond the Borders: Human Experiences Across Generations and...

In December, participants of the project gathered for the final online session on presenting their family stories. Under...
Liudmyla Levcheniuk

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

Heinz Goetz

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

In defeat we gain...

I’m sharing a story that helped me improve my relationship with my grandfather. This story is about how failure can beco...
Serhii Khvorov

Achim

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

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

Hałyna Serhijenko

Hałyna Serhijenko urodziła się w 1946 roku w ukraińskim mieście Mariupol w obwodzie donieckim. O wydarzeniach, które mia...
Mark Borodai

Yakiv Trusov

This story is about our father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who took part in the most fierce battles of the Germa...
Valentyna Kasian

Raisa Tokarevych

This is the story of a Russian girl who remembers famine and Soviet collective farms and was able to survive by finding ...
Yuliia Gaman

Ivan Holiak

The history of my family reflects life in a totalitarian regime. All that my great grandfather and great-grandmother wen...
Mykhailo Didenko

Zinaida Laskova

Zinaida Laskova was born on August 21, 1926 in the village of Hnylozubivka into a large family. She survived the Holodom...
Alina Tanasova

Halfway Point Reached: How an Online Program Has Become a Pl...

October has become a special month for the participants of the History Begins in the Family project. Over 30 young peopl...
Liudmyla Levcheniuk

Stepan Horechyi

Історія життя політв'язня радянського тоталітарного режиму, що пройшов понад 10 виправно-трудових таборів. Історію запис...
Liudmyla Levcheniuk

Inception: Online programme within the project "History begi...

This week was a special time for us: an online program within the project “History Begins in the Family” has been launch...
Hanna Veres

Call for young participants from Ukraine for the internation...

Call for Participants for Ukrainian youth for the international project “History begins in the family: Dialogue of Gener...
Hanna Veres

History begins in the family: ...

International project "History begins in the family: Dialogue of generations" to be launched for the third time.
Hanna Veres

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