Youth encounter in Bergen-Bels...
Photos from the encounter in Bergen-Belsen, Germany, on 18-24 March 2018 of the History begins in the family youth inter...
Youth encounter in Bergen-Bels...
Impressions of participants of the youth encounter in Bergen-Belsen on 18-24 March 2018, Germany.
Semion Gelman was born on October 15, 1927 in Leningrad. He survived the siege of Leningrad. Worked as a teacher of Hist...
Zofia Mazur was born on the 24th of November 1936 in Semenivka, 25 km from Lviv. During World War II, like many others, ...
Vira Paripsa, my grandmother, was born February 1, 1935 in the Rososha village to a family of 11 children. She witnessed...
My grandmother was born on the 15th of February 1945 in Bielefeld. She grew up There and completed an apprenticeship a...
R. Althausen is vice chairwoman of the German-Israeli Society (DIG) and daughter of Oskar Altmann, who is a witness of t...
I interviewed my father, who was born in 1972 and will talk about his father and grand father as well as his uncle. H...
Stefaniya Duts was born on May 22, 1935 in Volya Gorodecka, Lublin region, Poland. She was relocated to Donbas. Later es...
Andrzej Iwan - wartime memories of a child. Andrzej Iwan was born in November 1939. As a child he had a different per...
Christa grew up in 1930's in a small village near Breslau, today Wrocław. She and her family was forced to leave their h...
Stanisław Baszowiekci was born in 26.051940r. in Przemiwółki village, in Lviv voivodship. He had to move from his home t...
Stanisław Iwach was born in 1935, in Tarnopol, within the Eastern Borderlands. He was one of the 7 siblings. In 1944, wh...
Edward Szukiel was born in 1930 in Wozgielance, Wilno region. He has 4 siblings. His father was a blacksmith. He was rai...
Oleksandr Salun (my grandfather) was born on January 20, 1942 in the village of Muravy, Novhorod-Siverskyi region, Chern...
Programme in Oldau, 18-24.03.2018
Programme of the youth encounter in Oldau during 18-24 Mаrch 2018.
Anna Fokina (Sherdits)
Anna Fokina (Sherdits), my great grandmother, was born on August 8, 1923 in the village of Krestyshe, Sovetskiy district...
My grandfather, Vasylenko Myhailo, tells us about his father, my great-grandfather, Kyrylo Vasylenko, born 1918. During ...
She was born in 1939 on the 16th of January in Novomykolayivka, Zaporizhzhia region,Ukraine. The beginning of the Second...
My impressions after meetings in Oświęcim and Kyiv
2017 is over, it was quite full of events. Thanks to this project I was able to discover new places, meet new interestin...
Youth encounter in Oświęcim 5-...
Impressions of participants of the youth encounter in Oświęcim on 5-11 November 2017, Poland.
Programme in Kyiv, 15-17.12.2017
Programme of the internal meeting of the Ukrainian group in Kyiv, 15-17 December 2017.
Comments on the 2nd encounter in Oświęcim
It’s always nice to see old friends. The moment you first look at someone you can precisely tell how sincere they are, s...
Olena Borzenko was born in the village of Vysokyi, Kharkiv region in 1953. She is the only child in her family. Her pare...
Auschwitz-Birkenau. Visit of t...
On the second project encounter the participants visited memorial places in Oswiecim, Poland.
My impressions from the intermediate meeting in Vinnytsia
My impressions about an intermediate meeting in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, which was taken on 15-17 September 2017.
A unique quest reveals the history of Lviv during WWII to th...
For the second year in a row participants of an international project “History begins in the family” are taking part in ...
Programme in Oświęcim, 5-11.11.2017
Programme of the youth meeting in Oświęcim, Poland, 5-11 Nov 2017.
Meeting with Stepan Horechyi (...
Meeting with a former activist of the OUN movement in Ukraine, former political prisoner of GULAG, who took part in the ...
Comments on the meeting in Vinnytsia
The first interim meeting of the Ukrainian team took place in Vinnytsia. The goal was to discuss the questions we might ...
Youth meeting in Vinnytsia
Photos from the internal meeting of the Ukrainian team in Vinnytsia on 15-17 September 2017 of the History begins in the...
Volodymyr Poznyar (my grandfather) was born on February 28, 1934 in Chimkent (Southern Kazakhstan). In 1938 (during the ...
Historical quest "Lviv on the ...
The history of Lviv during World War II can be discovered interactively. Experts have developed a unique quest and youth...
Youth encounter in Lviv 3-9 Ju...
Interviews with participants of the first youth encounter of the History begins in the family project, 3-9 July 2017 in ...
"History begins in the family..." Polish-German-Ukrainian yo...
The international non-governmental organisation Foundations for Freedom (Ukraine), the International Youth Meeting Centr...
Programme in Vinnytsia, 15-17.09.2017
Programme of the internal meeting of the Ukrainian group in Vinnytsia, September 15-17'17
Reflections after the first session of the History begins in...
I would like to share my impressions from the participation in the international project “History begins in the family” ...
First Meeting in Lviv: Review
After an quite exhausting trip from Hannover (GER) to Lviv, our week in Ukraine had finally started. First off, I have t...
My reflections after the first session in Lviv
History begins in the family is an international youth project that has revealed not only the truth but was also the rea...
Feedback about the first session of the History begins in th...
Every time you enter different projects you are scrolling through all possible scenarios in your head, tuning yourself o...
Youth encounter in Lviv
Photos from the Lviv encounter on 3-9 July 2017 of the History begins in the family youth international project 2017-201...
Meeting with Stepan Horechyi
On 7th July 2017 participants met with Mr. Stepan Horechyi, who was an OUN activis in times of the WW2. After the end of...
Historical quest in Lviv 2017
Photos from the historical quest across the Lviv streets, 6 July 2017
Post-truth and post-morality: How do we define the impact of...
Presentation by Oleh Ovcharenko during the Lviv encounter, 2017.
Biography of a former Soviet prisoner who took part and collaborated with the OUN in times of the WW2.
Programme in Lviv 3-9.07.2017
Programme of the project activities in Lviv, Ukraine, during 3-9 July 2017.
In the interview my grandfather Günter Knura tells about his experiences and about his childhood during the war.
Meeting with Mrs. Yaroslava Melnychuk
Meeting of the participants of the History begins in the family project with Mrs.Yaroslava Melnychuk, former prisoner of...
History begins in the family. Youth encounter in Lviv
Impressions of participants and organisers of the History Begins in the Family project about their participation in the ...
Historical quest through the WWII memory places in Lviv
From March 19 to March 23 2016 Lviv hosted the 3rd part of the international youth project "History Begins in the Family...
History begins in the family. Reflexions about the workshop ...
Some day everything comes to an end. Sometimes that's not bad, but sometimes not quite pleasant and feels much too soon.
Photos from the encounter in Lviv, 19-25.03.2016
Photos from the 3rd youth meeting in Lviv, 19-25 March 2016
History begins in the family. Youth encounter in Oświęcim
Interview with participants and organisers of the History Begins in the Family project during the youth meeting in Oświę...
Yaroslava Melnychuk (Polyuha)
She was born on July 17th, 1929, in the city of Lviv. She received her primary education at ‘Ridna Shkola’ named after L...
My great-grandfather Józef Graboń was born on 17th July 1913. My great-grandmother Rozalia was born on 8th February 1916...
Programme in Lviv 19-25.03.2016
Programme of the project activities in Lviv, Ukraine, during 19-25 March 2016
Stefania Jasińska (née Kramarczyk) was born on 26th December 1926 in Osiek, Poland. In 1941, she was taken to Germany to...
Karl Juesten was born in West Germany. After he graduated school with 17 years, he was conscripted to the German army. F...
The oldest member of my nearest family, my grandfather Józef Boba, was born on 26th December 1932 in Polanka Wielka. To...
Meeting with Mrs. Zofia Posmysz
Meeting of the participants of the History begins in the family project with Mrs. Zofia Posmyzh, former prisoner of the ...
Born on June 17, 1937, in Lyck (today’s Poland). Escaped January 1945 from East Prussia to West Germany together with hi...
Krystyna Środa was born in 1940. She has been living in Mętków ever since her childhood. She survived the war as a child...
Date of birth: 18th January 1951 Moved to Lublin: 1967 Finished school: 1969 Got married: 30th April 1972 Father's d...
In 1933 Pavlo was born in the small village Stara Ushytsia, which was a big town back then. When he entered the second g...
Barbara Mudyna was born on 6th January 1937. Parents: Gabriela and Eugeniusz Raszek Children: Anna, Krzysztof and Wojc...
Mrs. Dariia Zavoiska was born on June 3, 1950, in the village Verbivka, Perehinske district, Stanislav (today: Ivano-Fra...
Emilia was the second youngest child in the family. She had three older sisters: Felicja, Stanisława and Krystyna, and o...
Oleh Pavlish was born on June 20, 1971, in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine. He went to school No. 61. After finishing the 8-th gr...
My grandfather was born in Odesa oblast (region) on July 3, 1971. In 1986 he graduated from school. In 1991 he graduated...
Barbara Wyciszkiewicz was born on 30th November 1946 in Katowice. She lives in Łopuszno with her husband Jerzy. She has ...
This interview is about Ivan Nahorniuk, Volodymyr Voitiuk’s grandfather. He was born on the 7th of January 1922 and was ...
Elvira (Vira) Gutsalo
On March 8, 1945 – was born in Germany, 35 miles from Rhine. At the age of three months came back to Kyiv with her mom. ...
Mrs. Raj was born on 11th May 1950 in Kęty near Oświęcim. She is the daughter of Stanisława and Józef, but she was raise...
Oświęcim. Important to Stay Together
Ukrainian participants about the second encounter of the international youth project.
Auschwitz-Birkenau, Memorial and Museum
From January 17 to 21, 1945, the Auschwitz administration evacuated about 58 thousand prisoners into the depths of the R...
Photos from the encounter in O...
Lidiya was born on February 12, 1927, in the village Lukshyno, Smolensk region (Russia). In 1935 she went to school. ...
Programme in Oświęcim 23-30.10.2015
Programme of the project activities in in Oświęcim during 23-30 October 2015.
Zofia Posmysz was born in Kraków on the 23rd of August 1923. When the war broke out she was a pupil at a school of comme...
My dear rose
Occasionally there are some special evenings, when your granny wants to have just a small talk with you, which turns out...
Photos from the encounter in O...
History begins in the Family...
International Youth Meeting Centre in Oświęcim/Auschwitz (MDSM), Lower Saxony Memorials Foundation/Bergen-Belsen Memoria...
The History begins in the family project in figures. Part I
Early in the morning of 28 August, huge final hugs were given in Oldau before the bus set out from Germany, heading for ...
The Bergen-Belsen Memorial
After the outbreak of World War II, the Wehrmacht set up a camp for Belgian and French prisoners of war in huts at the e...
Using recording devices while interviewing
Presentation on how to use recording devices in interviews (English).
Going from the History Books to the Memories of Witnesses an...
Presentation of what is oral history and how it differs from the handbooks on history.
Programme in Oldau, 23-29.08.2015
Programme of the project activities in Oldau during 23-29 August 2015.
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