In Focus: War Children in Europe
Eden Hazan from Tel Aviv, Israel, researched on the fate of Jewish children during the Holocaust. In her competition entry of 2015, Eden focuses on children’s experiences in times of persecution and war which are sometimes quite different to adult’s narratives. However, regardless of their different way of experiencing the atrocities of the Holocaust, Jewish children were deprived of their childhood: In order to survive they had to hide, or had to deny their Jewish origin living with foster parents or even in orphanages. As a result, Jewish children suffered severe identity crises and had to cope with psychological problems.
For her study, Eden was awarded the third prize in the Israeli EUSTORY Competition of 2014/2015. She also won a scholarship from the “Massuah Institute for the Study of the Holocaust” as well as a prize from “Yad Vashem”, known as the main Holocaust study institute in Israel.
Read an English summary of Eden’s work
Find more research papers here.
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.
Norwegian History Competition 2015/2016
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.