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Weddings in Eastern Europe Exhibition Live

The virtual exhibition Weddings in Eastern Europe is now live on Europeana. You can listen to the Zanta Polka, watch a ‘bottle dance‘ and learn about local customs and ceremonies from Eastern Europe. So please, take a look and let us know what you think!  View the exhibition.

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Madonna turns 53

No, we are not talking about the Madonna, the mother of Jesus. This is about Madonna, the great singer, actress and enterpreneur… and yes, the mother of Lourdes, Rocco, David and Mercy.               Madonna is recognized as the world’s top-selling female recording artist of all times by the Guinness […]

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Anne Frank’s diary

“I hope I shall be able to confide in you completely, as I have never been able to do in anyone before, and I hope that you will be a great support and comfort to me”, was the first entry in her diary, the red-and-white-checkered notebook she got for her 13th birthday. In this diary, […]

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This week in history

August 1 – One of the most renowned victims of the Holocaust, Anne Frank made her last diary entry in 1944. Three days later, the Frank family was discovered and arrested by the Nazis. August 2 – The opera house La Scala (Teatro alla Scala) opened in Milan in 1778. August 4 – Elizabeth, Queen […]

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One giant leap – This week in history

18 July – Bulgarian revolutionary Vasil Levski was born in 1873. Read Levski’s Ordinance, where he sets out the main principles of a democratic society and calls for the liberation of the Bulgarian people. 19 July – French impressionist Edgar Degas, most famous for his masterful depiction of human movement, was born in Paris in […]

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Bit of family history on Europeana

Robert Bertsch, a retired teacher, was amazed to discover an important part of his family history on Europeana. He found video footage capturing the arrival of his family in The Netherlands in 1958. Robert who was 10 then, together with his parents and two brothers had to leave Indonesia abruptly in 1957.  He remembers his […]

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Happy Birthday, Salvador Dali!

“Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad”, said Salvador Dali. On this day over a century ago, one of the most renowned surrealist painters, Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol, also known as Salvador Dali, was born […]

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May the fourth be with you

May 4 is the day the Star Wars fans celebrate the legendary films and the culture that surrounds the franchise. Star Wars was first released on May 25th, 1977, however May 4 is considered to be Star Wars Day, because of the word “fourth” sounding like the word “force”. “May the fourth be with you” […]

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