Tag Archives: History

Making the First World War More Accessible

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From 7th-11th May I was part of a group of over 400 young people from 44 different countries that met in Berlin as part of a series of events in the coming months to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. At the moment it is hard to look at the media without finding a documentary or an article about the First World War and this has led people to question why it is still relevant. How

Münster – The historical 3 cages of St. Lambert’s Church

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A town in West Germany, Münster, is popular of its story of the religious group of the Anabaptists. In 1534 Münster got recaptured and the 3 leaders of the Anabaptists got murdered. Their bodies were put into 3 cages on the tower of St. Lamberts Church. Recently there was a huge discussion about putting down the cages because of getting remembered of that act of cruelty. Nowadays the cages are still hanging on the tower in memory of the 3 Anabaptits. We interwieved

Gestapo and KGB – Past and present

When thinking about secret police, the first organizations that usually come on our mind are KGB (also known as NKVD and MGB) and Gestapo. To young people these organizations are also known from different movies, TV-shows and documentaries. Though, those two organisations were located in different parts of Europe and under different rules, the aim of them was the same – to protect the power and retain dictatorship. People were eavesdropped, dissidents were sent into dark cold prisons and cellars.

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