Each partner institution chose a specific moment in contemporary history on which those affected and contemporary witnesses talked about their lives.
Flight and expulsion
In Germany, we conducted interviews with members of German minorities had to leave the countries formerly occupied by Nazis after 1945. We also interviewed people who had to flee Afghanistan in recent years and Bosnia during the Balkan War.
March 1968 in Poland
In Poland, the communist regime used the 1968 student protests as a pretext for anti-Semitic repression. Ten thousand Polish Jews lost their jobs and were expelled from Poland. The interviewees talk about their flight and their new beginnings in foreign countries.
People who migrated to Brussels from the former Belgian colony in the Congo talk about their lives in both worlds in the Belgian interviews.
Working for EU institutions in Brussels
The focus is also on the transnational experiences of people working for European institutions in Brussels.
European internal migration
In Sweden, the interviews focus on the right to work in another Member State and to be treated equally to nationals. People from Greece who live and work in Sweden talk about their experiences.
Changing Regimes in the Konavle Region
The Croatian interviews deal with the effects of changing governance in the Konavle region during the 1940s. Neighbours grew up a few metres apart in different school systems with different historical narratives.
Perspective of ethnic minorities
In Austria we ask for the perspective of In Österreich fragen wir nach der representatives of the Carinthian Slovenes on historical events. The ethnic minority in the south of Austria was persecuted under National Socialism and fought for their rights for decades after the war.