World War II

Migration stories of community – culture that is shared, not diminished

Community is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as: ‘a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common’. But what happens when you don’t have anything in common with those you live with? Does your identity change in line with the community – or do you change the community? […]

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Austrian Composers in Exile

For the month of June on Europeana Music, Austrian Mediathek takes a look at the lives and works of three composers – Korngold, Weigl and Krenek – who escaped persecution in the 1930s and sought refuge in the United States. In Austria, the year 2018 is an opportunity to re-examine the turning points of 20th-century […]

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Great Union Day in Romania

December 1 marks a national holiday in Romania, celebrating the Great Union Day. This date was created to remember the unification of Transylvania, Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom to form The Greater Romania in 1918. Nowadays, The Greater Romania is used only as a historical reference. This large territory existed until 1940 when […]

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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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