Author: Anna Sievälä

Polish-Czech relations: Stereotypes, mistrust and misunderstandings put into practise

Last year Polish historian Michal Przeperski published his first book Unbearable Burden of Brotherhood. The book deals with Polish-Czech conflicts in the 20th century but takes also a more thorough look on the background of the troublesome relations of these two

European Street Beat: How do people in Hamburg feel about the refugee situation?

In 2015 about 1.3 million asylum claims were made in the EU. “Refugee crisis” became a daily headline and different concerns from safety to economic stability were raised. In our new series we want to find out, how people in

Travelling Europe – and Time: There and Back Again

All good things have to come to an end, and so does Anna’s trip. Only Seville is between her and her journey back: “I’ll arrive in Barcelona in the middle of the night. My plane to Helsinki leaves in the

Where do I belong to? The issue of identity of war children in post-war societies

The first victims in every war are the children. Milena, a 28 year old student from Serbia, is interested in the long shadows of World War II on people who had experiences it being young. From the panelists of a

Memory Suitcase: Tunes with a Story

Do you know the proverb “The heavier the luggage the easier the journey”? Anna’s family moved several times, at times accompanied by the piano of her mother. So what’s the piano’s story and how does it relate to the mother’s

Nice, quiet and hardworking children of war – the legacy of war lives in Finland

  One lifetime has passed since the end of World War II. During the war, Finland was fighting wars of its own against the Soviet Union, first in 1939–1940 and then in 1941–1944. This interview with researcher Jenni Kirves shows