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UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENCES,
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EUSTORY is an informal network of more than 20 non-governmental organisations that conduct research-based history competitions for young people in Europe

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Finja Haehser | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Finja Haehser | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

German example of historical research

Finja Haehser wrote about the illegitimate children of SS-soldiers after the Second World War. Her grandfather, whom she interviewed, was such an illegitimate child. Finja also compared the situation of illegitimate children in the past and today. Take a look at what Finja said about her competition entry.

The issue of religion provided ample food for thought | Photo: Maria Feck
The issue of religion provided ample food for thought | Photo: Maria Feck

Strong interest in the topic of religion

This year's competition is the twenty-fifth consecutive German History Contest that the Koerber Foundation has organised. “The large number of participants working on the topic of "God and the world. Religion makes history" proves that young people are interested in religion,” said Sven Tetzlaff, head of the foundation's Education Department.

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Jiri Klůc | Photo: Körber-Stiftung
Jiri Klůc | Photo: Körber-Stiftung

Czech example of historical research

For his research about the story of a photograph which was taken in 1943 on the Eastern front during the Second World War, Jiri Klůc was awarded third prize in the 2015/2016 Czech history competition. He is one of 10,000 young Europeans who conduct historical research within the EUSTORY Network annually. Take a look at what Jiri said about his competition entry.

UPCOMING EVENTS

30 March 2017
30 March 2017

EUSTORY Slovak Republic

Closing date for 7th competition: “Unique historical traditions, construction, or natural element in a place I live - What would I recommend for the cultural or natural heritage of mankind?” (2016/2017)

18 April 2017
18 April 2017

EUSTORY Czech Republic

Award Ceremony in Prague

26 April 2017
26 April 2017

EUSTORY Russia

Award Ceremony in Moscow

NETWORK MEMBERS

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TRACES OF HISTORY

Every year, more than 10,000 young Europeans conduct historical research within the EUSTORY Network. Our »Traces of History« portray the manifold topics of the students’ works and the faces behind them. Find a small selection of traces here and many more in each network members' profile.

  • Yordan Danchev

    Bulgaria

    My competition entry was about...
    ...the rivalry between my hometown Sliven and the neighbouring town Yambol. Back in the Middle Ages the residents of these two cities were not on good terms. Even today, there is a dispute about which city is better – Sliven or Yambol. But in the 19th century intellectuals realized the need for conflict resolution in favour of both cities.. 

    "Beyond an old intercity rivalry – Sliven and Yambol in the 19th and 20th centuries” (2016)

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  • Jiri Klůc

    Czech Republic

    My competition entry was about...
    ...a photo which was taken in 1943 on the Eastern front during the Second World War. It shows three soldiers and the Soviet tank T-34/76 after the liberation of the Ukrainian capital Kiev.

    "Incredibly brave" (2016)

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  • Cecilie Skov Johansen

    Denmark

    My competition was about...
    …the effects of the industrial revolution in the textile production of my hometown in the middle of the 20th century. I wanted to create a personal view on local history, so I chose to focus on a local businessman. To illustrate my research and results I designed an interactive scrapbook.

    "The textile city of Alex Hansen in the 20th century" (2016)

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  • Danielle Knoller

    Israel

    My competition was about...
    ...Rome's failure to adapt its city-state style government to ruling an empire and its consequences. Either out of genuine concern for reform, desire for personal gain and glory, or a combination of the two, Julius Caesar gave the Republic its final push over the edge following a detailed plan.

    "How Julius Caesar brought down the Roman Republic" (2016)

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  • Yana Voynova

    Bulgaria

    My competition entry was about...
    ...Bulgaria during the time of communism: The military imposed severe movement restrictions on areas near the borders, people were forced to leave their homes and had to move to different parts of the country. In order to enter other regions they needed a special document issued by the police. 

    "Closed areas in border regions under socialism" (2016)

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  • Elina Jatniece

    Latvia

    My competition was about...
    …my grandfather’s family history. I especially investigated my grandfather’s and great-grandfather’s encounters with different ruling powers and how these powers affected their actions, lives and destinies.

    "Life Stories of my Grandfather‘s Family Members in the course of Latvia’s History”)2016)

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  • Yuliia Pidluzhna

    Ukraine

    My competition was about...
    …the preservation of historical monuments in the Ukraine. As a volunteer, I was involved conducting research and I also carried out a dancing flash mob with umbrellas in order to attract peoples’ attention to the protection of historical monuments.

    "German buildings in Ukraine" (2016)

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  • Kristians Malgins

    Latvia

    My competition was about...
    …the deportation of my great-grandmother and her family by Soviet authorities to Siberia in 1949. My ancestors lived and worked there in terrible conditions for eight years. Fortunately, they survived and came back to Latvia. For my research paper, I interviewed my 97 years old great-grandmother and enquired family documents related to this period.

    "The history of the Klancberg Family in exile in Siberia and related material. Testimony and memories.” (2016)

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  • Daniel Vlahov

    Bulgaria

    My competition entry was about...
    ...the rivalry between my hometown Sliven and the neighbouring town Yambol. Back in the Middle Ages the residents of these two cities were not on good terms. Even today, there is a dispute about which city is better – Sliven or Yambol. But in the 19th century intellectuals realized the need for conflict resolution in favour of both cities.. 

    "Beyond an old intercity rivalry – Sliven and Yambol in the 19th and 20th centuries” (2016)

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  • Jasper Ristkok

    Estonia

    My competition entry was about…
    ...constructing a leaf spring crossbow through trial and error, calculating the efficient crossbow bolt through test shots and later comparing my research with historical data. In my research paper I provided a project report and an overview about crossbows.

    "Leaf spring crossbow" (2016)

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  • Yuval Beker

    Israel

    My competition was about...
    …schools in Nazi Germany. I studied the way the Nazis perceived education, the importance they accorded to schooling and the way they changed it to fit their worldview once they were in power. Furthermore, I studied how the system of education affected its students and what students thought of the system once the Nazi regime fell.

    "State education in Nazi Germany, 1933-1939" (2016)

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  • Alanna Jones

    Wales

    My competition was about...
    …the role that Welsh migrants played in the USA. Our research included for example, Welsh members of the Ku Klux Klan, US Presidents with a Welsh background and Welsh soldiers in the US Civil War.

    "The dragon and the eagle" (2016)

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