Legacy of WWI

1919: A special blue carrier pigeon of peace

How to lose one third of your empire in 140 characters? Today we can hardly imagine the political sphere without daily tweets and constant online communication. Imagine how political life and our world would have looked if social media existed

“The absence of war is far from being peace“

There are so many present problems and pressing issues which are linked to World War I, the prime catastrophe of the 20th century. At the same time it shows that hardly anyone learns from history. Haris Huremagić (20), a prize

What is WWI to us? – Impressions of a German student from a celebration ceremony in the German Parliament

Lotta Schneidemesser (27) was invited to attend a national hour of remembrance at the German Bundestag on the occasion of the outbreak of WWI one hundred years ago. The event provided insights not only into recent debates related to war

“They all fell, one after the other”: Interview with Prof. Lucian Boia

“It is always easier to understand a historical event if you try to find a personal connection to it. When thinking about the century that passed since World War One (or soon-to-pass, rather), the first thought that crosses my mind

Remembering the First World War

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. For four days in May, four hundred young people from Europe and North Africa met in Berlin during the HistoryCampus to investigate the personal significance of

All of a sudden, the homeland was gone – the legacy of World War I for Slovenia

In connection with the HistoryCampus Europe 14/14 in Berlin, young Europeans from 40 different countries dealt with the legacy of the Great War for their countries and for themselves. Tamara Čakič from Slovenia wanted to dig deeper into the consequences of

HistoryCampus – last day of workshops

Day 3: On the last day of the HistoryCampus workshop "Your World War One Story", Adnan, one of the participants, was kind enough to bring some food for thought. As Ruben's face clearly reveals, the already high morale was boosted

HistoryCampus – workshop progress report

Day 2: Members of the HistoryCampus workshop "Thinking in Pictures" finished their storyboard (you see it on the table) and they are busy turning their storyboard into a script for the animated video. This group's video will be about the impact

HistoryCampus – first day of workshops

Day 1: On their first day, members of the workshop "Express yourself! Looking at war from a theatrical angle", were doing a few basic theatrical exercises. "They need to get a feeling for how to work as a group", says

A personal approach to the history of WWI

Fifteen young people from ten different countries enrolled in the workshop “Your World War One Story” during the HistoryCampus Europe 14/14 in Berlin which will start today, May 7th. Ineke Veldhuis Meester from the Netherlands is one of the workshop

Learning how to think in pictures

“Analysing history and putting historical events in the form of an animation is anything but easy but it is worth the effort”, says Anna Sieväla from Finland. Anna enrolled in the workshop “Thinking in Pictures – Visualising Conclusions of the

Between propaganda and historical truth

You can tell that the 100th anniversary of World War One (WWI) is approaching by observing the growing number of recent publications on the topic or by following the numerous debates about the reasons for the outbreak, about responsibility and

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