In Focus: War Children in Europe
This work by Thomas Dirven, a student from Belgium, describes the demolition caused not only by the German army but also by the Allied troops. Thomas interviewed four members of his family who, as children, survived the bombing of Mortsel (a town near Antwerp) by the Allies. On April 5, 1943 a residential area was hit accidently by the bombs of the Allies and 936 civilians including 209 children were killed. It was the biggest collateral damage during World War II. To create an extensive survey, Thomas also compared press articles from the German and “Allied” news concerning this attack.
Read an English summary of Thomas' work.
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War Children in Europe
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII in May 2015, we will focus on those who were confronted in their childhood and youth with war, occupation, genocide, flight and expulsion, or were born during this period. We will highlight EUSTORY events and resources.
- Erect a memorial – erase the past. The Memorial to the victims of the German occupation in Budapest and the controversy around it
- One Rosary, Two Memories
- Young Impressions: A European Remembrance Day on Children of War
- Where do I belong to? The issue of identity of war children in post-war societies
- Who am I? – Considerations after a Remembrance Day
Slovak History Competition 2014/2015
"Slovak Development Aid in the 20th and 21st Centuries" is the topic of the current Slovak competition. For information about the Slovak history competition go here.
Welsh History Competition 2015
Belgian History Competition 2014/2015
"Everyday Life during World War I" is the topic of the current Belgian competition round. For detailed information about the competition click here.